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41-28619

B-24 Liberator

Assigned 732BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Juvincourt. Shot down by flak and crashed at Vlissingen. 3 x POW, 7 x KIA. MACR 6232.

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. ...

  • 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...

  • 732nd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Arthur Foreman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 453rd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Vlissingen on 6/23/44 in B-24 'Begin The Beguine' #4128619 POW

  • John Gentile

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW)/Shot down by flak and crashed at Vlissingen on 6/23/44 in B-24 'Begin The Beguine' #4128619 POW

  • Alfred Larson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed at Vlissingen in B-24 'Begin The Beguine' #4128619

  • George Layman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed at Vlissingen in B-24 'Begin the Beguine' #4128619

  • Lonnie Morris

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Robert Neily

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Nose Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed at Vlissingen in B-24 'Begin The Beguine' #4128619

  • John Raiser

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Vlissingen on 6/23/44 in B-24 'Begin The Beguine' #4128619

  • Joseph Sills

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed at Vlissingen in B-24 'Begin the Beguine' #4128619

  • Quinto Vittori

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    KIA Shot down by flak and crashed at Vlissingen in B-24 'Begin The Beguine' #4128619 Air Medal, Purple Heart

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 732BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Vlissingen, Netherlands 23 June 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Juvincourt. Shot down by flak and crashed at Vlissingen. 3 x POW, 7 x KIA. MACR 6232.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 August 2016 17:29:31 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=41-28619&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/29400628

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

MACR 6232 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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