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41-28667

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 752BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Tutow, Germany. E/A seen to hit #3 engine which was successfully feathered. Failed to keep up with formation despite jettisoning bombs and headed for neutral territory. Landed at Vasteras, Sweden 14 May 44 10 x interned (INT). MACR 3835.

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. ...

  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...

  • 752nd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Walter Bogdanowicz

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #4128667 'Jayhawker. ' Crashed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Eugene Bonner

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #4128667 'Jayhawker. ' Crashed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Fred Buckner

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #4128667 'Jayhawker. ' Crashed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Oscar Chambers

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #4128667 'Jayhawker. ' Crashed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Walter Mangerich

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #4128667 'Jayhawker. ' Crashed in Sweden. Interned.

  • William Murray

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #4128667 'Jayhawker. ' Crashed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Julius Needelman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #4128667 'Jayhawker. ' Crashed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Eric Road

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #4128667 'Jayhawker. ' Crashed in Sweden. Interned.

  • John Spadone

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Top Turret Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #4128667 'Jayhawker. ' Crashed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Walter Zaczek

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #4128667 'Jayhawker. ' Crashed in Sweden. Interned.

Missions

Places

  • Horsham St Faith

    Military site : airfield
    Horsham St Faith was an RAF Bomber Command Station opened in June 1940. It was home to Bristol Blenheim medium-bombers, and was for a time occupied by fighters, including those of No. 19 Squadron and No. 264 Squadron. From September 1942 the airfield...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Tulsa, OK, USA 1943

Built at Douglas

Delivered Oklahoma, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Horsham St Faith, Norwich NR10, UK 1943 – 9 April 1944

Assigned to 752BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF.

Combat damaged / landed Suisse Västerås, Sweden 9 April 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Tutow, Germany. E/A seen to hit #3 engine which was successfully feathered. Failed to keep up with formation despite jettisoning bombs and headed for neutral territory. Landed at Vasteras, Sweden 14 May 44 10 x interned (INT). MACR 3835.

Interned 9 April 1944 – May 1945

A/C Interned.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 August 2016 15:38:32 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29624842
http://www.b24bestweb.com/jayhawker3.htm
http://www.b24bestweb.com/jayhawker2.htm

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

MACR 3835 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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