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41-28588

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Ludwigshaven. Shot down Lt Detlef Grossfuss in Fw 190A-6 of JG 2/2y at Pontoise, France. 30-Dec-43 crew baled out. 9 x POW. 1 x KIA. MACR 4176.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 448th Bomb Group was a B-24 Liberator Group that flew out of Seething, Norfolk. The Group flew their first mission on the 22nd December 1943 and over the next eighteen months the air crews flew 262 missions over occupied Europe. These bombing...

  • 714th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Adolphe Desmedt

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 448th Bomb Group

  • Lester Doucet

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 December 1943 in B-24 #4128588. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Martin Foley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 December 1943 in B-24 #4128588. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Ray Gelling

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 December 1943 in B-24 #4128588. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Gordon Kohler

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 December 1943 in B-24 #4128588. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Michael Kulmatiski

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 December 1943 in B-24 #4128588. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Harold Lane

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 December 1943 in B-24 #4128588. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Albert Martin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 December 1943 in B-24 #4128588. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Joseph Spare

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 December 1943 in B-24 #4128588. Evaded.

  • James Stone

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 December 1943 in B-24 #4128588. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Places

  • Seething

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Seething had three concrete runways, 51 hardstandings of both loop and 'frying-pan’ types, and two T2 hangars, one on each side of the airfield. It was home to the 448th Bomb Group, equipped with...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Tulsa, OK, USA 1943

Built at Douglas.

Delivered Oklahoma, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Seething, Norwich NR15, UK 1943

Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed 95420 Magny-en-Vexin, France 30 December 1943

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Ludwigshaven. Shot down 30-Dec-43 crew baled out. 9 x POW. 1 x KIA. MACR 4176.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 August 2016 09:21:23 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=41-28588&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28657621
https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=148902

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:04 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 4176 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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