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41-28609

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to marshalling yards at Osnabruck hit by OberstLeutnant Peter Jenne JG 26/I killing Sgt Richard B Leing in the tail turret. Subsequently exploded in mid air. 2 x POW, 8 x KIA. MACR 2422.

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...

  • 714th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Carl Anderson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-24 41-28609. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: PH.

  • James Hicks

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-24 41-28609. Prisoner of War (POW). Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Charles Hill

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-24 #4128609. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: PH.

  • Edward Hughey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-24 #4128609. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: PH.

  • Edwin Jacobsen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-24 41-28609. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: PH.

  • John Keim

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-24 41-28609. Prisoner of War (POW). Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Curtis Koon

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-24 #4128609. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: PH.

  • Richard Laing

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-24 41-28609. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: PH.

  • Homer Risner

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-24 41-28609. Killed in Action (KIA). This was his first mission. Awards: AM, PH.

  • Sumner Stevens

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-24 41-28609. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: PH.

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 – 22 December 1943

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

Crashed North Sea 22 December 1943

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to marshalling yards at Osnabruck hit by OberstLeutnant Peter Jenne JG 26/I killing Sgt Richard B Leing in the tail turret. Subsequently exploded in mid air. 2 x POW, 8 x KIA. MACR 2422.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 August 2016 20:36:00 Al_Skiff Changes to description and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28600853
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=41-28609

Date Contributor Update
08 August 2016 20:29:06 Al_Skiff Changes to description and events
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=41-28609
https://www.fold3.com/image/28600811

Date Contributor Update
08 August 2016 20:20:06 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

MACR 2442.

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

MACR 15161 / MACR 2442 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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