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42-50703

B-24 Liberator

Crashed on 9 February 1945 at Bury's Hall Farm, Carleton Rode, 100 yards from the runway at Old Buckenham after a mid-air collision with SPIRIT OF NOTRE DAME (42-95102) which landed without crashing.

Service

Aircraft

  • 42-95102 Spirit of Notre Dame

    B-24 Liberator
    Involved in a mid-air collision on 9 February 1945 (on return) with 42-50703 THE WORRY BIRD which crashed and burned. Repaired at Snetterton Heath. Flew 93 missions but at least 119 mission symbols (bombs) were displayed. Transferred to 448th BG after...

Units

  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    Group
    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...

  • 734th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Robert Adkins

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed when his aircraft crashed and burned on return from Magdeburg at Bury's Hall Farm, Carleton Rode, 100 yards from the runway, in full view of all those who daily came to "sweat them in", following a mid-air collision with 42-95102, Spirit of...

  • Eldridge Amburn

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed when his aircraft crashed and burned on return from Magdeburg at Bury's Hall Farm, Carleton Rode, 100 yards from the runway, in full view of all those who daily came to "sweat them in", following a mid-air collision with 42-95102, Spirit of...

  • Earle Check

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). B-24 AC 42-50703 'Worry Bird'. Mid-air collision on formup.

  • Charles Cleary

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Edward Erker

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed when his aircraft crashed and burned on return from Magdeburg at Bury's Hall Farm, Carleton Rode, 100 yards from the runway, in full view of all those who daily came to "sweat them in", following a mid-air collision with 42-95102, Spirit of...

  • John Eubank

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed when his aircraft crashed and burned on return from Magdeburg at Bury's Hall Farm, Carleton Rode, 100 yards from the runway, in full view of all those who daily came to "sweat them in", following a mid-air collision with 42-95102, Spirit of...

  • Donald Robertson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed when his aircraft crashed and burned on return from Magdeburg at Bury's Hall Farm, Carleton Rode, 100 yards from the runway, in full view of all those who daily came to "sweat them in", following a mid-air collision with 42-95102, Spirit of...

  • Robert Rollins

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    Crashed on 9 February 1945 at Bury's Hall Farm, Carleton Rode, 100 yards from the runway at Old Buckenham after a mid-air collision with SPIRIT OF NOTRE DAME (42-95102) which landed without crashing.

  • James Sharp

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Nose Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed when his aircraft crashed and burned on return from Magdeburg at Bury's Hall Farm, Carleton Rode, 100 yards from the runway, in full view of all those who daily came to "sweat them in", following a mid-air collision with 42-95102, Spirit of...

  • Elmer Soine

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Damaged by flak and ditched in channel on 8/11/44 in B-24 #42110089 ...

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Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Carleton Rode, Norfolk UK 9 February 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 May 2015 16:56:53 usxpat Changes to nicknames, description, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com/worry_bird-v1-2.htm, Tom Brittan contributor
http://www.oldbuck.com/media/32481/Aircraft-of-the-453rd.pdf

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:53 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 15381 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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