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42-51481

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

  • Joe Blair

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Meckelfeld (Harburg, Luneburg, Niedersachsen, Lower Saxony Germany) in B-24 #4251481

  • Michael Delaney

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Meckelfeld (Harburg, Luneburg, Niedersachsen, Lower Saxony Germany) in B-24 #4251481

  • John Hudson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Meckelfeld (Harburg, Luneburg, Niedersachsen, Lower Saxony Germany) in B-24 #4251481

  • Arnold Jackson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Meckelfeld (Harburg, Luneburg, Niedersachsen, Lower Saxony Germany) in B-24 #42-51481.

  • David LePitre

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator, Pilot | 491st Bomb Group
    David LePitre completed 9 missions as navigator as part of Blonde Bombshell crew. ...

  • William Neigh

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Meckelfeld (Harburg, Luneburg, Niedersachsen, Lower Saxony Germany) in B-24 #42-51481

  • Franklin Roberts

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Meckelfeld (Harburg, Luneburg, Niedersachsen, Lower Saxony Germany) in B-24 #4251481

  • Dean Strain

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Meckelfeld (Harburg, Luneburg, Niedersachsen, Lower Saxony Germany) in B-24 #4251481. Buried at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery in Kansas, USA. A collection of pictures from local artists was dedicated to the La Junta...

  • Justus Swenson

    Military | Captain | Observer | 491st Bomb Group

  • John Turner

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Meckelfeld (Harburg, Luneburg, Niedersachsen, Lower Saxony Germany) in B-24 #4251481

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Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 17 January 1945

Revisions

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

MACR 11735 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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