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42-50709

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 392nd Bomb Group

    392nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 392nd Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Wendling, Norfolk from August 1943 until April 1945. They were the first Group allocated B-24H Liberators, the first B-24 series fitted with a nose turret on the production line. The adaptation increased...

People

  • John Blumenstock

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Retired from the USAF with the rank of Lt. Colonel

  • James Deaton

    Military | Corporal | Radio Operator | 392nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Wesel in B-24 #42-50709.

  • Herbert Finney

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 392nd Bomb Group
    Crashed near Wesel on 24 Mar 45 in B-24 #42-50709, Returned (RTD).

  • John Hummel

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 392nd Bomb Group
    John R. Hummel, Jr. Married to Ellen Louise Schneider. Three children, Steven Robert, Deborah Louise and Tracy Benjamin. Also son Robert Gary by his first wife. POW in Germany. Won Distinguished Flying Cross for having his crew bail and landing the...

  • Paul Keagle

    Military | Private | Left Waist Gunner | 392nd Bomb Group
    Crashed near Wesel on 24 Mar 45 in B-24 #42-50709, RTD.

  • Bernard Knudson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 392nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Wesel in B-24 42-50709 ...

  • Elmer Milchak

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 392nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 24 March 1945 in A/C #42-50709. AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Ellis Morse

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Nose Gunner; Armorer; Togglier | 392nd Bomb Group
    Entered service at San Francisco, CA 30 June 1942. Joined 392nd BG January 1945. Rank at end of WW II was S/Sergeant. Crashed near Wesel on 24 Mar 45 in B-24 #42-50709, RTD.

  • Hollis Powell

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 392nd Bomb Group
    Crashed near Wesel on 24 Mar 45 in B-24 #42-50709, RTD.

  • James Reynolds

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 392nd Bomb Group
    Crashed near Wesel on 24 Mar 45 in B-24 #42-50709, RTD.

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 24 March 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 September 2015 00:51:04 tbhamdg Changes to person associations
Sources

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

MACR 14177 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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