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41-28713

B-24 Liberator

B-24 Serial 41-28713 of 389th Bomber Group / 564th Bomber Squadron, short on fuel on return from the mission of 11 July 1944 to the Munich marshalling yards. The plane exploded and crashed near Noyelles-lès-Seclin, about 5km southwest of Lille, France (NORD Department). MACR 7491.

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Service

Units

  • 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

  • Homer Badgett

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Homer Badgett was co-pilot on B-24 Serial 41-28713 of 389th Bomber Group / 564th Bomber Squadron, short on fuel on return from Badgett's 17th mission on 11 July 1944 to the Munich marshalling yards. ...

  • Edmund Boice

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner, Nose Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Ran out of fuel and crashed at Noyelles on 7/11/44 in B-24 #4128713 POW

  • Andrew Boreske

    Military | Captain | Pilot, / Command Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Ran out of fuel and crashed at Noyelles on 11-Jul-44 in B-24 41-28713 Evaded (EVD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Donald Carter

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Evaded (EVD) Ran out of fuel and crashed at Noyelles on 7/11/44 in B-24 #4128713

  • Edgar Clyde

    Military | Second Lieutenant | PB | 389th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Ran out of fuel and crashed at Noyelles in B-24 #4128713 POW

  • Thomas Cox

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Evaded (EVD) Ran out of fuel and crashed at Noyelles on 7/11/44 in B-24 #4128713

  • Charles Crawford

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 389th Bomb Group
    Evaded (EVD) Ran out of fuel and crashed at Noyelles on 7/11/44 in B-24 #4128713

  • Donald Donovan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | NX, Navigator, Radar | 389th Bomb Group
    Evaded (EVD) Ran out of fuel and crashed at Noyelles on 7/11/44 in B-24 #4128713

  • Andrew Felbinger

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 389th Bomb Group
    Ran out of fuel and crashed at Noyelles in B-24 41-28713. Parachute failed to open. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

  • Carl Moss

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 389th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Ran out of fuel and crashed at Noyelles on 7/11/44 in B-24 #4128713 POW

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Missions

  • 466

    11 July 1944
    More than 1000 planes bombed Munich. Flak cut our control cables to elevators and rudder. Flew back by wing trim tabs. Shippy spliced cables before landing. Nine hour ride. Flak hit Sgt Rollinger's oxygen mask and injured his nose and eyes.

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
Failed to Return (FTR) Noyelles-lès-Seclins, France (Nord) 11 July 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 June 2015 16:23:52 ED-BB Changes to nicknames, markings, description, place associations and mission associations
Sources

41-28713 ID letters
MACR 7491.

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

MACR 7491 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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