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41-28711

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 712BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Stalled out into a spin due to ice build up over English channel on mission to Brux, Czechoslovakia, navigator baled out before control was regained, 21-Apr-44. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Allach, Germany. Damaged by flak and enemy fighters, landed in Dubendorf, Switzerland on 21-Jul-44. 10 x Interned (INT). MACR 4343/7251.

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. ...

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 448th Bomb Group was a B-24 Liberator Group that flew out of Seething, Norfolk. The Group flew their first mission on the 22nd December 1943 and over the next eighteen months the air crews flew 262 missions over occupied Europe. These bombing...

  • 712th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Thomas Abbott

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner, Armorer | 448th Bomb Group
    Completed 30 missions DFC, Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Clusters

  • Roland Alling

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    INT Damaged by flak and landed in Switzerland on 7/21/44 in B-24 Little Shepard #4128711

  • Seymour Ausfresser

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 448th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 712BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. B-24H 41-28711 Stalled out into a spin due to ice build up over English channel on mission to Brux, Czechoslovakia, baled out before control was regained, 21-Apr-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4343. ...

  • James Beaver

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    INT Damaged by flak and landed in Switzerland on 7/21/44 in B-24 Little Shepard #4128711

  • Raymond Boll

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Co-Pilot | 448th Bomb Group

  • Joseph Bushek

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 448th Bomb Group

  • Jay Dempsey

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 448th Bomb Group

  • Frank Fatico

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 448th Bomb Group
    INT Damaged by flak and landed in Switzerland on 7/21/44 in B-24 Little Shepard #4128711

  • Walter Garland

    Military | Sergeant | Nose Gunner | 448th Bomb Group

  • John Garrity

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    INT Damaged by flak and landed in Switzerland on 7/21/44 in B-24 Little Shepard #4128711

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Places

  • Seething

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Seething had three concrete runways, 51 hardstandings of both loop and 'frying-pan’ types, and two T2 hangars, one on each side of the airfield. It was home to the 448th Bomb Group, equipped with...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Tulsa, OK, USA 1943

Built at Douglas.

Delivered Oklahoma, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Seething, Norwich NR15, UK 1943 – 21 July 1944

Assigned to 712BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF.

Stalled into Spin / recovered English Channel 21 April 1944

Stalled out into a spin due to ice build up over English channel, navigator baled out before control was regained, 21-Apr-44.

Combat damaged (INT) Dübendorf, Switzerland 21 July 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Allach, Germany. Damaged by flak and enemy fighters, landed in Dubendorf, Switzerland on 21-Jul-44. 10 x Interned (INT). MACR 4343/7251.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 August 2016 14:56:02 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=41-28711&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28635107

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

MACR 7251 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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