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42-51190

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 34th Bomb Group

    34th Bomb Group

    Group
    After forming part of the American defence force, first on America's east coast and then on its west, the Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy...

  • 18th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Charles Conklin

    Military | Flight Officer | 34th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 19 July 1944

  • Herbert Dolley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 34th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 19 July 1944

  • Paul Eshman

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Nose Gunner | 34th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 19 July 1944

  • John Little

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 34th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 19 July 1944

  • John Stark

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 34th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 19 July 1944

  • Gerald Younker

    Military | Technical Sergeant | 34th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Nathanial Zemelman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 34th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 19 July 1944

Missions

  • 450

    2 July 1944

  • 456

    6 July 1944

  • 8th Air Force 482

    19 July 1944
    Schweinfurt, Germany ball bearing plant was the target. Hit by flak and fell behind formation at 8:45 am above Aachen, Germany and crashed at Haren, Belgium at 10:06 am in the air district.

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) France 19 July 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 June 2015 18:10:19 JasonR Changes to nicknames
Sources

Corrected spelling of plane from "Anne" to "Ann". All available sources including 34th BG mission records have spelling as "Ann" with no "e".

Date Contributor Update
02 June 2015 00:50:42 jpstamper Changes to nicknames
Sources

My Great Uncle John A. Stark was the tailgunner on this aircraft. I have done extensive research on it and it's tragic end

Date Contributor Update
24 April 2015 22:08:22 JasonR Changes to markings and mission associations
Sources

http://valortovictory.tripod.com/b24s/42-51190.htm

Date Contributor Update
24 April 2015 21:48:10 JasonR Changes to nicknames, person associations and mission associations
Sources

Internet research of 8th Air Force mission records for 42-51190 as reported at http://valortovictory.tripod.com/b24s/42-51190.htm

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

MACR 7420 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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