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42-50584

B-24 Liberator

Returned from operations and crash landed on Carpetbaggers mission on August 6/7, 1944.

Service

Units

  • 801st Bomb Group

    801st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 801st Bomb Group was established as part of the Eighth Air Force in late March 1944 to carry out 'Carpetbagger' missions. These were night missions over France and other parts of occupied Europes to support resistance forces by dropping in agents,...

  • 788th Bomb Squadron

    788th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    During early May 1944, General Peck, Commanding general of the 96th CBW, invited Colonel Shower, CO of the 467th BG, Colonel Isbell, CO of the 458th BG, and Colonel Pierce, CO of the 466th BG, to wing HQ at Horsham St. Faith. They were told that one of...

People

  • Donald Adamson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 467th Bomb Group
    Returned from operations and crash landed in Carpetbaggers mission in ac 42-50584 on August 6/7, 1944.

  • Lee Arlin

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 467th Bomb Group
    Returned from operations and crash landed on Carpetbaggers mission in ac 42-50584 on August 6/7, 1944.

  • John Bear

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 467th Bomb Group
    Returned from operations and crash landed in Carpetbaggers mission in ac 42-50584 on August 6/7, 1944

  • Fred Heath

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 467th Bomb Group
    Returned from operations and crash landed in Carpetbaggers mission in ac 42-50584 on August 6/7, 1944.

  • Bertram Knapp

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 467th Bomb Group
    Returned from operations and crash landed in Carpetbaggers mission in ac 42-50584 on August 6/7, 1944

  • Warren Lee

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 467th Bomb Group
    Returned from operations and crash landed in Carpetbaggers mission in ac 42-50584 on August 6/7, 1944.

  • Robert McLaughlin

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 467th Bomb Group
    Returned from operations and crash landed in Carpetbaggers mission in ac 42-50584 on August 6/7, 1944. ...

  • Daniel Olenych

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 467th Bomb Group
    Returned from operations and crash landed in Carpetbaggers mission in ac 42-50584 on August 6/7, 1944.

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Belgium 6 August 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 April 2019 08:20:23 Emily Changes to person associations
Sources

Associateed Robert McLaughlin, based on information provided in MACR 7894 http://www.801492.org/Air%20Crew/McLaughlinR/MACR7894-McLaughlinR.pdf

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

MACR 7894 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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