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41-28611

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 712BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Brandenburg, Germany. Last seen crossing the coast with one engine feathered 9-Mar-44, crashed Nth of Arendonk, Belgium. 1 x RTD, 9 x POW. MACR 3339.

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...

  • 712th Bomb Squadron

People

  • James Brown

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Last seen crossing the coast with one engine feathered on a mission to Brandenburg, GR on 9 Mar 1944, B-24H #4-128611 'Baby Shoes' crashed N or Arendonk, Belgium. Evaded.

  • Gerald Cramer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 448th Bomb Group
    Last seen crossing the coast with one engine feathered on a mission to Brandenburg, GR on 9 Mar 1944, B-24H #4-128611 'Baby Shoes' crashed N or Arendonk, Belgium. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Earle Durley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    While on an operational mission to Cherbourg, FR on 21 Jan 1944 in B-24H #41-29208 a target marker went off in the a/c forcing four gunners to bale out. RTD.

  • Samuel Hamm

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Last seen crossing the coast with one engine feathered on a mission to Brandenburg, GR on 9 Mar 1944, B-24H #4-128611 'Baby Shoes' crashed N or Arendonk, Belgium. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Herschler

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Last seen crossing the coast with one engine feathered on a mission to Brandenburg, GR on 9 Mar 1944, B-24H #4-128611 'Baby Shoes' crashed N or Arendonk, Belgium. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Bernard McManamen

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Last seen crossing the coast with one engine feathered on a mission to Brandenburg, GR on 9 Mar 1944, B-24H 41-28611 'Baby Shoes' crashed N or Arendonk, Belgium. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • John Meredith

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    Last seen crossing the coast with one engine feathered on a mission to Brandenburg, GR on 9 Mar 1944, B-24H #4-128611 'Baby Shoes' crashed N or Arendonk, Belgium. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Everett Musselman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    Last seen crossing the coast with one engine feathered on a mission to Brandenburg, GR on 9 Mar 1944, B-24H #4-128611 'Baby Shoes' crashed N or Arendonk, Belgium. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • William Sink

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Last seen crossing the coast with one engine feathered on a mission to Brandenburg, GR on 9 Mar 1944, B-24H #4-128611 'Baby Shoes' crashed N or Arendonk, Belgium. Evaded (EVD) subsequently Prisoner of War (POW). Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Skahan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 448th Bomb Group
    Last seen crossing the coast with one engine feathered on a mission to Brandenburg, GR on 9 Mar 1944, B-24H #4-128611 'Baby Shoes' crashed N or Arendonk, Belgium. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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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 – 9 March 1944

Assigned to 712BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Arendonk, Belgium 9 March 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Brandenburg, Germany. Last seen crossing the coast with one engine feathered 9-Mar-44, crashed Nth of Arendonk, Belgium. 1 x RTD. 9 x POW. MACR 3339.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 August 2016 16:13:21 Al_Skiff Changes to description and events
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com/babyshoes-v1.htm
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=3339&Submit=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28629227

Date Contributor Update
09 August 2016 15:34:16 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com/babyshoes-v1.htm
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=3339&Submit=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28629227

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

MACR 3339 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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