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41-28649

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 733BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Friedrichshafen, hit by flak causing loss of fuel and mechanical failures, A/C abandoned over Amiens, 1 x EVD, 10 x POW. MACR 3552.

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...

  • 733rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Melvin Brown

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    After running out of gas on the return from bombing the target of Friedrichshafen on 18 Mar 1944, B-24H 41-28649 'Little Bryan' crashed W of Vernon/Seine after the crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Morris Elisco

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 453rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 733BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. On 8th mission 18 March 1944, hit by flak over Fredrichshafen, Germany in B-24 41-28649 'Little Bryan'. Bailed out over Amiens, France. Joined French underground. Climbed Pyrenees into Spain. Back to England 8 June...

  • Robert Haynes

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    After running out of gas on the return from bombing the target of Friedrichshafen, on 18 Mar 1944, B-24H 41-28649 'Little Bryan' crashed W of Vernon/Seine, after the crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • George Keenan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    After running out of gas on the return from bombing the target of Friedrichshafen, on 18 Mar 1944, B-24H 41-28649 'Little Bryan' crashed W of Vernon/Seine, after the crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Long

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 453rd Bomb Group
    After running out of gas on the return from bombing the target of Friedrichshafen, on 18 Mar 1944, B-24H 41-28649 'Little Bryan' crashed W of Vernon/Seine, after the crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John McCue

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    After running out of gas on the return from bombing the target of Friedrichshafen, on 18 Mar 1944, B-24H 41-28649 'Little Bryan' crashed W of Vernon/Seine, after the crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Joseph Miller

    Military | Colonel | Pilot, Commanding Officer | 453rd Bomb Group
    CO of the 453rd Bomb Group. Command pilot onboard 41-28469. Hit by flak which caused them to run out of fuel on the return from bombing the target of Friedrichshafen on 18 Mar 1944, B-24H 41-28649 'Little Bryan' crashed W of Vernon/Seine after the crew...

  • Joseph O'Reilly

    Military | Captain | Navigator | 453rd Bomb Group
    After running out of gas on the return from bombing the target of Friedrichshafen, GR on 18 Mar 1944, B-24H #41-28649 'Little Bryan' crashed W of Vernon/Seine, FR after the crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • George Schneidman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 453rd Bomb Group
    After running out of gas on the return from bombing the target of Friedrichshafen, on 18 Mar 1944, B-24H 41-28649 'Little Bryan' crashed W of Vernon/Seine, after the crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Everett Statton

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    After running out of gas on the return from bombing the target of Friedrichshafen, on 18 Mar 1944, B-24H 41-28649 'Little Bryan' crashed W of Vernon/Seine, after the crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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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 – 18 March 1944

Built at Douglas.

Crashed Vernon, France 18 March 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Friedrichshafen, hit by flak causing loss of fuel and mechanical failures, A/C abandoned over Amiens, 1 x EVD, 10 x POW. MACR 3552.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 August 2016 13:24:37 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.453rdbg.com/Images/25%20Feb.%20-%2018%20Mar.%2044%20MACR.pdf
http://francecrashes39-45.net/page_fiche_av.php%3Fid%3D3107&prev=search

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

MACR 3352 / MACR 3552 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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