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41-28599

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Ludwigshaven shot down 30-Dec-43, 6 x crew baled out, pilot, copilot, radio operator and engineer remained with A/C, with only the engineer surviving the crash. 7 x POW, 3 x KIA. MACR 4177.

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

  • Kenneth Desoto

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 448th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 30 December 1943 in B-24 41-28599. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: PH.

  • Edward Fox

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 30 December 1943 in B-24 41-28599. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: PH.

  • Harry Harris

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 30-Dec-43 in B-24 41-28599. Remained in A/C, after crew baled out, along with Pilot, Copilot and Radio Op trying to free the bomb bay doors. Survived the crash and susequent fire. Prisoner of War (POW). ...

  • James Hussong

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 30-Dec-43 in B-24 41-28599. Evaded capture (EVD). Returned to Duty (RTD). ...

  • Raymond Junkin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 448th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 30-Dec-43 in B-24 41-28599. Baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Abraham Kittredge

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 30 December 1943 in B-24 41-28599. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: PH.

  • Stanley Malamut

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 30-Dec-43 in B-24 41-28599. Baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Benjamin Ochart

    Military | Corporal | Ball Turret Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 30-Dec-43 in B-24 41-28599. Baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Harold Smith

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 448th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 30-Dec-43 in B-24 41-28599. Prisoner of War (POW). Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Clinton Stackhouse

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 30-Dec-43 in B-24 41-28599. Baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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.

Failed to Return (FTR) Cul-des-Sarts, 5660 Couvin, Belgium 30 December 1943

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Ludwigshaven shot down 30-Dec-43, 6 x crew baled out, pilot, copilot, radio operator and engineer remained with A/C, with only the engineer surviving the crash. 7 x POW, 3 x KIA. MACR 4177.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 August 2016 14:52:12 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=41-28599&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28657742

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

MACR 4177 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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