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41-28676

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Berlin. Attacked by 15 E/A over Bremen on return journey. Lost about 10ft of port wing with both port engines knocked out and a fire started in the bomb bay, crew baled out, with pilot being ejected when it entered a spin, 2 navigators remained trapped inside. Crashed Dummer Lake Area. 9 x POW, 2 x KIA. MACR 4494.

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. ...

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 564th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Myron Boerschinger

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer, Waist Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    My Dad was a quiet, kind-hearted man who talked little about his service as he wished to put it in the past, but was a very proud American who loved his country. He flew 19 missions with the 392nd BG until February, 1944 when the crew as transferred to...

  • Chester Broyles

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 389th Bomb Group
    1/Lt J. A. Higgins crew 579th Squadron Bombardiers. Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 41-28676. Prisoner of War (POW). Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Harry Casey

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 41-28676. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: AM (3 OLC), PH.

  • Joseph Higgins

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 41-28676. Prisoner of War (POW). Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Charles Piper

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 41-28676. Prisoner of War (POW). Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Harry Putnam

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 41-28676. Prisoner of War (POW). Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Sears

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Command Pilot, Pilot, Mission | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 41-28676. Prisoner of War (POW). Command Pilot. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Sosa

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 41-28676. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: AM, PH.

  • Thomas Sumlin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 41-28676. Prisoner of War (POW). Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Perry Wharton

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 41-28676. Prisoner of War (POW). Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Places

  • Hethel

    Military site : airfield
    Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Tulsa, OK, USA 1943

Built at Douglas.

Delivered Oklahoma, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Hethel, Norwich NR14, UK 1943 – 29 April 1944

Assigned to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Dümmer, Germany 29 April 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Berlin. Attacked by 15 E/A over Bremen on return journey. Lost about 10ft of port wing with both port engines knocked out and a fire started in the bomb bay, crew baled out, with pilot being ejected when it entered a spin, 2 navigators remained trapped inside. Crashed Dummer Lake Area. 9 x POW, 2 x KIA. MACR 4494.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 August 2016 14:19:13 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28653458
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=41-28676

Date Contributor Update
13 August 2016 13:32:15 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=41-28676
https://www.fold3.com/image/28653458
http://www.fieldsofhonor-database.com/index.php/american-war-cemetery-ar...

Date Contributor Update
13 August 2016 13:26:09 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

MACR 4494.

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

MACR 4494 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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