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41-28602

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 713BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Manheim, combat damaged 25-Apr-44. Landed in Switzerland. Destroyed by crew on landing. 10 x Interned. 10 x RTD. MACR 4364/15161.

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. ...

  • 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...

  • 713th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Bruce Crane

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 April 1944 in B-24 #4128602 'Commando. ' Landed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • William Huston

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 April 1944 in B-24 #4128602 'Commando. ' Landed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • Alfred Maino

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 April 1944 in B-24 #4128602 'Commando. ' Landed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • Robert Miller

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 April 1944 in B-24 #4128602 'Commando. ' Landed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • Hugh Riley

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 April 1944 in B-24 #4128602 'Commando. ' Landed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • Lewis Sarkovich

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    Flew 24 missions. Shot down twice within 3 days. Shot down 25 April 1944 in B-24 #4128602 'Commando. ' Landed in Switzerland. Interned. [Description of experiences on database form. ] ETO/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Francis Scarbrough

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 April 1944 in B-24 #4128602 'Commando. ' Landed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • Henry Schroeder

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 April 1944 in B-24 #4128602 'Commando. ' Landed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • William Seidel

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 April 1944 in B-24 #4128602 'Commando. ' Landed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • Jack Smith

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 April 1944 in B-24 #4128602 'Commando. ' Landed in Switzerland. Interned.

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 713BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF.

Failed to Return (FTR) Payerne, Switzerland 25 April 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Manheim, combat damaged 25-Apr-44. Landed in Switzerland. 10 x Interned. 10 x RTD. MACR 4364/15161.

Destroyed Payerne, Switzerland 25 April 1944

Destroyed by crew on landing.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 August 2016 19:42:54 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=41-28602&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28637720
http://swissinternees.tripod.com/aircraft.html

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

MACR 2442 / MACR 4364 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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