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41-28593

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 712BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Brunswick, shot down by fighters 11-Jan-44. 5 x KIA, 5 x POW. MACR 2519.

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...

  • 712th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Jim Biggerstaff

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on mission to Brunswick on 11 Jan 1944 in B-24H #41-28593. Killed in Action (KIA). Purple Heart

  • John Hilton

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on mission to Brunswick on 11 Jan 1944 in B-24H #41-28593. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Conrad Holzgraf

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on mission to Brunswick on 11 Jan 1944 in B-24H #41-28593. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Willard Malwitz

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on mission to Brunswick on 11 Jan 1944 in B-24H #41-28593. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • James Newton

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on mission to Brunswick on 11 Jan 1944 in B-24H #41-28593. Prisoner of War (POW). The fallen members from his crew are commemorated on a memorial in Dwingeloo, Netherlands. ...

  • Isaac O'Dell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 448th Bomb Group

  • Donald Schumann

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 448th Bomb Group

  • Harvey Smith

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on mission to Brunswick on 11 Jan 1944 in B-24H #41-28593. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Raymond Thurber

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on mission to Brunswick on 11 Jan 1944 in B-24H #41-28593. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Harold White

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on mission to Brunswick on 11 Jan 1944 in B-24H #41-28593. Killed in Action (KIA).

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 712BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed 7991 Dwingeloo, Netherlands 11 January 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Brunswick, shot down by fighters 11-Jan-44. 5 x KIA, 5 x POW. MACR 2519.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 August 2016 14:15:43 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=41-28593&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28608201

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

MACR 2519 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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