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42-52228

B-24 Liberator

Missing in Action 20/7/44, last seen near Friedrichshafen, Germany, Missing Air Crew Report 6971.

Service

Units

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 454th Bomb Group

    454th Bomb Group

    Group
    The group was constituted as 454th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 14 May 1943 and activated on 1 June at Davis-Monthan Field, near Tucson, Arizona. Training began immediately on Consolidated B-24 Liberators[2] and the ground cadre was sent on 3 July to...

  • 738th Bomb Squadron

    738th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Established in mid-1943 as a B-24 Liberator heavy bombardment group; trained under Second Air Force. Deployed to the Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO), being assigned to Southern Italy at San Giovanni Airfield under Fifteenth Air Force. ...

People

  • Clayton Bereman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 454th Bomb Group

  • Willis Block

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Eng/Gnr

  • Herbert Brown

    Military | Sergeant | Arm Gnr

  • Charles Hilton

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot

  • Joe Holtby

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Radio Operator

  • Howard McMillan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot

  • Arthur Scott

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 454th Bomb Group
    KIA. Taken prisoner and jailed. Two days after capture he was led to a shooting range and killed. The Nazi party officials responsible were tried at Dachau in March 1947 and received death and life sentences which were however commuted. None of them...

  • Gorman Scully

    Military | Sergeant | Eng / Gnr

  • Charles Stryzewski

    Military | Sergeant | Eng / Gnr

  • Alfred Vargas

    Military | Sergeant | Eng / Gnr

Places

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Friedrichshafen, Germany

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 January 2018 13:26:04 Lucy May Changes to markings
Sources

Correction: *42-52228

Date Contributor Update
03 January 2018 13:21:32 Lucy May Changes to serial number, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

This record was initially for B-17 42-5228 but now, given further edits to the record, it represents B-24 42-55228.
Serial number of aircraft is typed up as 42-5228 in MACR 6971 but this has been corrected by a user to 42-52228:
https://www.fold3.com/image/28677568

See further sources: http://www.b24bestweb.com/hairlessjoe-v3-1.htm

Date Contributor Update
21 December 2017 10:18:50 Kauko56 Changes to unit associations
Sources

MACR 6971

Date Contributor Update
21 December 2017 09:50:08 Kauko56 Changes to description
Sources

MACR 6971

Date Contributor Update
21 December 2017 09:43:12 Kauko56 Changes to aircraft type
Sources

MACR 6971

Date Contributor Update
21 December 2017 09:41:14 Kauko56 Changes to unit associations
Sources

MACR 6971

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:54 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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