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42-51218

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 491st Bomb Group

    491st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 491st Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators in bombing missions over northern France and Germany from June 1944 until April 1945. Missions over Germany included bombing the headquarters of the German General Staff at Zossen. The Group was awarded a DUC...

  • 853rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Hassel Blaylock

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    RTD Had mechanical failure and ditched in channel on 7/21/44 in B-24 #4251218

  • Andrew Bouchard

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    RTD Had mechanical failure and ditched in channel on 7/21/44 in B-24 #4251218

  • Chester Carr

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    RTD Had mechanical failure and ditched in channel on 7/21/44 in B-24 #4251218

  • Morris Counts

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    RTD Had mechanical failure and ditched in channel on 7/21/44 in B-24 #4251218

  • John Guion

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 491st Bomb Group
    RTD Had mechanical failure and ditched in channel on 7/21/44 in B-24 #4251218

  • Sig Liebfeld

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Had mechanical failure and ditched in channel in B-24 #42-51218

  • Francisco Mercado

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 491st Bomb Group
    Francisco Mercado, Jr. (February 17, 1920 – September 23, 2005) was a member of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) and recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross who earned his membership to the exclusive “Caterpillar Club” having saved his...

  • Peter Perhach

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 491st Bomb Group
    RTD Had mechanical failure and ditched in channel on 21-Jul-44 in B-24 #42-51218

  • Robert Schroeder

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    RTD Had mechanical failure and had to ditch in channel on 7/21/44 in B-24 #4251218

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Over Water (OW) North Sea 21 July 1944

Revisions

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

MACR 7257 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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