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41-28669

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 752BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Crashed on 1st combat mission, shortly after take off, stalled possibly due to icing of wings. 2-Mar-44. 3 x RTD, 7 x KIA. Cat 5 damage, written off.

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

  • Dewey Adams

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Crashed at Hellesdon, Norwich after takeoff for 1st operational mission on 2-Mar-44 in B-24H 41-28669. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: PH.

  • Calvin Criswell

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Crashed at Hellesdon, Norwich after takeoff for an operational mission on 2 Mar 1944 in B-24H 41-28669. Returned to Duty (RTD). Shot down 27 May 1944 in B-24 42-94946 'The Cat's Ass. ' Landed in Switzerland. Interned (INT). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Paul Dirker

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Eng/Crew Chief | 458th Bomb Group
    Crashed at Hellesdon, Norwich after takeoff for an operational mission on 2 Mar 1944 in B-24H 41-28669. Awarded soldiers medal for heroic actions at the site of the crash. Returned to Duty (RTD). Became Crew Chief for squadron. ...

  • Kenneth Gorrell

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Crashed at Hellesdon, Norwich after takeoff for 1st operational mission on 2 Mar 1944 in B-24H 41-28669. Returned to Duty (RTD). 26 missions. Crash landed on return from mission to Junkers Airframe factory. B-24H 42-51110. 29-Jun-44. MACR 7085....

  • John Hiebert

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Crashed at Hellesdon, Norwich after takeoff for 1st operational mission on 2 Mar 1944 in B-24H 41-28669. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: PH.

  • Rocco Imundo

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Crashed at Hellesdon, Norwich after takeoff for 1st operational mission on 2 Mar 1944 in B-24H 41-28669. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: PH.

  • Russell LaCock

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Crashed at Hellesdon, Norwich after takeoff for 1st operational mission on 2 Mar 1944 in B-24H 41-28669. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: PH.

  • Sidney Rosenthal

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 458th Bomb Group
    Crashed at Hellesdon, Norwich after takeoff for 1st operational mission on 2 Mar 1944 in B-24H 41-28669. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: PH.

  • Paul Seaman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 458th Bomb Group
    Crashed at Hellesdon, Norwich after takeoff for first operational mission on 2 March 1944 in B-24H 41-28669. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: PH.

  • Louis Sonnefeld

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Crashed at Hellesdon, Norwich after takeoff for 1st operational mission on 2 Mar 1944 in B-24H 41-28669. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: PH.

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

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

Crashed Norwich, UK 2 March 1944

Crashed on 1st combat mission, shortly after take off, stalled possibly due to icing of wings. 3 x RTD, 7 x KIA. Cat 5 damage, written off.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 August 2016 19:39:45 Al_Skiff Changes to nicknames
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=28669
https://www.fold3.com/image/29424293
http://www.458bg.com/crew15gorrell.htm

Date Contributor Update
12 August 2016 17:21:16 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=28669
https://www.fold3.com/image/29424293
http://www.458bg.com/crew15gorrell.htm

Date Contributor Update
12 August 2016 17:19:51 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=28669
https://www.fold3.com/image/29424293
http://www.458bg.com/crew15gorrell.htm

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

MACR 15202 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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