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41-28650

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 732BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Brunswick, A/C left formation short of IP due to attack by Bf109 in which pilot was killed by 20mm cannon shell. A/C abandoned by crew 8-Apr-44. 1 x KIA, 11 x POW. MACR 3929.

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

  • Henry Amar

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #4128650 'Rooster. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • James Bingaman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    1st Lieutenant James K. Bingaman was born on September 12, 1919. His next of kin was his wife, Brigid E. Bingaman. At the time of his loss, he had an infant daughter, Victoria Elizabeth, born 29/12/1943. He was not supposed to fly the mission on which...

  • Robert Blackwell

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #4128650 'Rooster. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Walter Burke

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #4128650 'Rooster. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Norris Davis

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #4128650 'Rooster. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Henry DeBoer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #4128650 'Rooster. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Aubry Dekle

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #4128650 'Rooster. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • William Joy

    Military | Lieutenant | Observer | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #4128650 'Rooster. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • O'Ferrel Lee

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 8-Apr-44 in B-24 41-28650 'Rooster'. Baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Alan Moore

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #4128650 'Rooster. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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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

Built at Douglas.

Delivered Oklahoma, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Old Buckenham, UK 1943 – 8 April 1944

Assigned to 732BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Salzwedel, Germany 8 April 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Brunswick, A/C left formation short of IP due to attack by Bf109 in which pilot was killed by 20mm cannon shell. A/C abandoned by crew 8-Apr-44. ' 1 x KIA, 11 x POW. MACR 3929.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 August 2016 18:31:46 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29636560

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

MACR 3929 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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