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41-28626

B-24 Liberator

Assigned 409BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Chateaudun A/C left formation and went into controlled dive, reason unknown. Crew baled out before it exploded on the ground. 5-Feb-44. 10 x POW. MACR 2925.

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. ...

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

  • 409th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Albert Austin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Crew baled out for unknown reasons on mission to Chateaudun, FR on 5 Feb 1944 in B-24H #42-28626 'Thunderbird'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • J Choate

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Crew baled out for unknown reasons on mission to Chateaudun, FR on 5 Feb 1944 in B-24H #42-28626 'Thunderbird'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Woodwrow Collins

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Crew baled out for unknown reasons on mission to Chateaudun, FR on 5 Feb 1944 in B-24H #42-28626 'Thunderbird'. Prisoner of War (POW). Award: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Eugene Flint

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Crew baled out for unknown reasons on mission to Chateaudun, FR on 5 Feb 1944 in B-24H #42-28626 'Thunderbird'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Alfred Maury

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Crew baled out for unknown reasons on mission to Chateaudun, FR on 5 Feb 1944 in B-24H #42-28626 'Thunderbird'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Daniel McCarthy

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Crew baled out for unknown reasons on mission to Chateaudun, on 5-Feb-44 in B-24H 42-28626 'Thunderbird'. Evaded (EVD). Award: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Paul Pace

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Crew baled out for unknown reasons on mission to Chateaudun, FR on 5 Feb 1944 in B-24H #42-28626 'Thunderbird'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Francis Pepin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Crew baled out for unknown reasons on mission to Chateaudun, on 5 Feb 1944 in B-24H 42-28626 'Thunderbird'. Prisoner of War (POW). Award: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Marion Saffell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 93rd Bomb Group
    Crew baled out for unknown reasons on mission to Chateaudun, FR on 5 Feb 1944 in B-24H #42-28626 'Thunderbird'. Prisoner of War (POW). He was with the French underground for two weeks before being picked up by German SS troops and over a two-week...

  • Kenneth Sexton

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Crew baled out for unknown reasons on mission to Chateaudun, FR on 5 Feb 1944 in B-24H #42-28626 'Thunderbird'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Places

  • Hardwick

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF bomber airfield, Hardwick was used first by the 310th Bomb Group, equipped with B-25 Mitchells. In December 1943, the B-24 Liberators of the 93rd Bomb Group moved in, and remained until the end of the war, flying over 330 missions....

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Tulsa, OK, USA 1943

Built at Douglas.

Delivered Oklahoma, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Hardwick, Cambridge CB23, UK 1943 – 5 February 1944

Assigned 409BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed 28200 Ch√Ęteaudun, France 5 February 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Chateaudun A/C left formation and went into controlled dive, reason unknown. Crew baled out before it exploded on the ground. 5-Feb-44. 10 x POW. MACR 2925.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 August 2016 12:46:38 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=41-28626
https://www.fold3.com/image/28763198

Date Contributor Update
09 August 2016 19:53:47 Al_Skiff Changes to nicknames, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=41-28626
https://www.fold3.com/image/28763198

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 2925 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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