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41-28615

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 733BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by fighters and exploded upon striking the water near Steenbergen, Holland on a mission to Gotha 22-Feb-44 in B-24 41-28615 'Ginnie'. 10 x Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2895.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    Group
    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...

  • 733rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Richard Anderson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and exploded upon striking the water near Steenbergen, Holland on a mission to Gotha, GR on 22 Feb 1944 in B- 24 #41-28615 'Ginnie'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Michael Boehm

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier, Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and exploded upon striking the water near Steenbergen, Holland on a mission to Gotha, GR on 22 Feb 1944 in B- 24 #41-28615 'Ginnie'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Thomas Crumpler

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and exploded upon striking the water near Steenbergen, Holland on a mission to Gotha, GR on 22 Feb 1944 in B- 24 #41-28615 'Ginnie'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Raymond Diederich

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and exploded upon striking the water near Steenbergen, Holland on a mission to Gotha, GR on 22 Feb 1944 in B- 24 #41-28615 'Ginnie'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • James Golbski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and exploded upon striking the water near Steenbergen, Holland on a mission to Gotha, GR on 22 Feb 1944 in B-24 41-28615 'Ginnie'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Richard Ingram

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and exploded upon striking the water near Steenbergen, Holland on a mission to Gotha, GR on 22 Feb 1944 in B- 24 #41-28615 'Ginnie'. Killed in Action (KIA). Air Medal, Purple Heart

  • Donald Lawry

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 453rd Bomb Group
    On 22 February, 1944, flying to Gotha, Germany, with Richard Ingram's crew, Donald's aircraft "Ginnie," B- 24 41-28615, was attacked by 8 FW190s. Badly damaged, the a/c was seen to fall into the North Sea off the coast of Rotterdam. It exploded upon...

  • McCalvin Robinson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Seen to be shot down by fighters, B-24 41-28615 went down over water, crashed and exploded. Killed in Action. MACR 2895. Awards: AM, PH.

  • Charles Ross

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator, Right Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and exploded upon striking the water near Steenbergen, Holland on a mission to Gotha, GR on 22 Feb 1944 in B- 24 #41-28615 'Ginnie'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Arthur White

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and exploded upon striking the water near Steenbergen, Holland on a mission to Gotha, GR on 22 Feb 1944 in B- 24 #41-28615 'Ginnie'. Killed in Action (KIA).

Places

  • Old Buckenham

    Military site : airfield
    Allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a bomber base in 1942, Old Buckenham was built during 1942-43 with three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. The station was the exclusive home for the 453rd Bomb Group, equipped...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Tulsa, OK, USA 1943

Built at Douglas.

Delivered Oklahoma, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Old Buckenham, UK 1943

Assigned to 733BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Nth Sea off Steenbergen, Netherlands 22 February 1944 – 22 February 1944

Shot down by fighters and exploded upon striking the water near Steenbergen, Holland on a mission to Gotha 22-Feb-44 in B-24 41-28615 'Ginnie'. 10 x Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2895.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 August 2016 17:02:56 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events and unit associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=2895
https://www.fold3.com/image/28753722

Date Contributor Update
02 May 2016 15:38:03 usxpat Changes to nicknames, events and place associations
Sources

Aircraft of the 453rd, Keith Sowter, © 2013

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

MACR 2895 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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