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42-50735

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...

  • 704th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Earle Cheek

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 446th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Wesel in B-24 'Queen of Angels' #4250735

  • William Clifton

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner/Engineer | 446th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near northwest Wesel, Germany in B-24 'Queen of Angels' #42-50735 during Operation Varsity.

  • Merlin Gaudet

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 446th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near northwest of Wesel, Germany in B-24 'Queen of Angels' #4250735. ...

  • Fredrick Jacobs

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Wesel in B-24 'Queen of Angels' #4250735

  • Alan Keenen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner and Armorer (MOS 612) | 446th Bomb Group
    Lone survivor of B-24 'Queen of Angels' #42-50735. Sustaining burns from the on-board fire, Alan bailed out of the burning aircraft at an altitude of 100-150 ft. He broke his ankle upon landing. He was immediately captured by the Germans and was a POW...

  • Laurence Lofgren

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 446th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) northwest of Wesel, Germany in B-24 'Queen of Angels' #42-50735. He was also the pilot of the "Bangin' Lulu" #42-51091.

  • Robert Martinec

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Wesel in B-24 'Queen of Angels' #4250735

  • Melvin Solomon

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 446th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Wesel in B-24 'Queen of Angels' #4250735 ...

  • Kenneth Stalder

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Wesel in B-24 'Queen of Angels' #4250735

Places

  • Bungay

    Military site : airfield
    From late November 1943, the three bases of Bungay, Seething and Hardwick were the stations of the 20th Combat Wing of the Eighth Air Force. The base had previously housed individual squadrons of the 310th Bomb Group (Twelfth Air Force) and of the 93rd...

Events

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

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 August 2015 14:13:55 gwap53 Changes to nicknames and markings
Sources

446th Bomb Group

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

MACR 14181 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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