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41-28589

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 566BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Bremen, A/C severely hit by flak crew baled out 20-Dec-43. 10 x POW. MACR 1972.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 566th Bomb Squadron

    566th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Constituted 566th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 19 Dec. 1942. Activated on 24 Dec. 1942. Inactivated on 13 Sept. 1945. Campaigns: Air Offensive, Europe; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air...

People

  • Hughes Brewer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 December 1943 in B-24 #4128589. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Norman Casey

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 December 1943 in B-24 #4128589. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • James Cromer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 December 1943 in B-24 #4128589. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Dan Gardner

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 December 1943 in B-24 #4128589. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Mallie Harper

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 December 1943 in B-24 #4128589 named 'Old Ironsides' Prisoner of War (POW). POW at Krems, Austria 1/2 credit

  • Bedford King

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Bedford B King served as a ball turret gunner with the 389th Bomb Group out of Hethel. He was shot down on 20 December 1943 in B-24 41-28589. He was taken as a Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Rutledge Laurens

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 December 1943 in B-24 #4128589. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • John McClellan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 December 1943 in B-24 #4128589. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • John McGlellan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 389th Bomb Group

  • Cecil Middleton

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 December 1943 in B-24 #4128589. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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Places

  • Hethel

    Military site : airfield
    Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Tulsa, OK, USA 1943

Built at Douglas.

Delivered Oklahoma, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Hethel, Norwich NR14, UK 1943

Assigned to 566BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Aurich, Germany 20 December 1943

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Bremen, A/C severely hit by flak crew baled out 20-Dec-43. 10 x POW. MACR 1972.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 August 2016 10:01:19 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=1972&Submit=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28717998

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

MACR 1972 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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