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42-51124

B-24 Liberator

Shot down at Pressoir, France on 19 June 1944. All eight crewmen were Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

Units

  • 801st Bomb Group

    801st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 801st Bomb Group was established as part of the Eighth Air Force in late March 1944 to carry out 'Carpetbagger' missions. These were night missions over France and other parts of occupied Europes to support resistance forces by dropping in agents,...

  • 850th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Joseph Bova

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 490th Bomb Group
    Member of McNiel crew. Shot down at Pressoir in B-24 #4251124 on 19 June 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Jerome Hummel

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator - Mechanic Gunner, AAF | 490th Bomb Group
    Member of McNiel crew. Shot down at Pressoir in B-24 #4251124 on 19 June 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Fred Lowery

    Military | Sergeant | Flight Engineer, Top Turret Gunner | 490th Bomb Group
    Member of McNiel crew. Shot down at Pressoir in B-24 #4251124 on 19 June 1944 Killed in Action (KIA)

  • John McNiel

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 801st Bomb Group
    Shot down at Pressoir in B-24 #4251124 on 19 June 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Fred Monico

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 801st Bomb Group
    Shot down at Pressoir in B-24#42-51124 Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Henry Ricard

    Military | Staff Sergeant | D, Despatcher | 801st Bomb Group
    Shot down at Pressoir in B-24 #4251124 Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Robert Siebert

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 490th Bomb Group
    Member of McNiel crew. Shot down at Pressoir in B-24 #4251124 on 19 June 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Glen Thompson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot, Pilot | 490th Bomb Group
    Member of McNiel crew. Shot down at Pressoir on 19 June 1944 in B-24 #4251124. Killed in Action (KIA).

Places

  • Harrington

    Military site : airfield
    Harrington was built by the 826th and 852nd Engineer Battalions of the US Army in 1943. Completed in 1944, it was the furthest Eighth Air Force combat airfield from the east coast.The Eighth's Special Operations Group was based at the airfield, first...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) France 19 June 1944
Crashed 80320 Ablaincourt-Pressoir, France

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 November 2017 17:14:26 Lucy May Changes to description and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/1/28640141

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:53 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 5911 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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