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42-50462

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 491st Bomb Group

    491st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 491st Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators in bombing missions over northern France and Germany from June 1944 until April 1945. Missions over Germany included bombing the headquarters of the German General Staff at Zossen. The Group was awarded a DUC...

  • 852nd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Lloyd Drexler

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 491st Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 February 1945 in B-24 #4250462. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Howard Graham

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 491st Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 February 1945 in B-24 #4250462. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Alexander Jr

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 491st Bomb Group

  • Ralph Kidd

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 491st Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 February 1945 in B-24 #4250462. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • William Lazoan

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 491st Bomb Group

  • Gene Newton

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) shot down 22-Feb-45 in B-24 #42-50462. Crew R19. POW

  • Thomas Noble

    Military | Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner, Top Turret Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) shot down 22-Feb-45 in B-24 #42-50462. Prisoner of War (POW). Crew R19. POW

  • Francis Ryan

    Military | Corporal | Radio Operator | 491st Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 February 1945 in B-24 #4250462. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • William Shepherd

    Military | Corporal | Tail Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 February 1945 in B-24 #4250462. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 22 February 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:52 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 12653 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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