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42-50749

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...

  • 853rd Bomb Squadron
  • 855th Bomb Squadron

People

  • James Brown

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 491st Bomb Group

  • James Brown

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 491st Bomb Group
    1st Lieutenant James W. Brown was born August 11, 1924, the son of Carl P. Brown. He had a sister, Agnes Ida Smith. His hometown was Albuquerque, New Mexico. ...

  • Frank Costello

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted | 491st Bomb Group

  • Ronald Craig

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

  • Leonard Derence

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

  • Donald Fonner

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 491st Bomb Group

  • Albert Greenberg

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 491st Bomb Group

  • Edward Levack

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 491st Bomb Group

  • William Wais

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Wesel in B-24 #4250749

  • William Wais

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 491st Bomb Group

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Places

  • North Pickenham

    Military site : airfield
    Built comparatively late during 1943-44 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, North Pickenham was rather cramped as an airfield site so the main runway was shorter than typical. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2...

Events

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

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 March 2015 14:02:08 Timothy McKeown Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

C. Timothy McKeown

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

MACR 13615 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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