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41-28715

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Bohlen. Hit by flak over target, #4 engine afire, ship dropped out of formation then set upon by 7 x Fw190's. Crew baled out. 13 x POW. MACR 5217.

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

  • Baldwin Avery

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    30 December 1943 on return from mission to IGF factory at Ludwigshaven. In B1742-64436 "Two Gun Flossie" a/c had accident upon landing. Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-24 4-128715. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Walter Chamberlain

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-24 #4128715. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Kenneth Dougherty

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-24 #4128715. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Joel Fain

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-24 #4128715. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Nolan Gershenzen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12-May-44 in B-24 41-28715. Prisoner of War (POW). Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Roger Hamel

    Military | Major | Command Pilot, Pilot, Mission | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-24 #4128715. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Orland Hasselbach

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-24 #4128715. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Ralph Jacobson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-24 #4128715. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Lawson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-24 #4128715. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Ralph Moore

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-24 #4128715. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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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 – 12 May 1944

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

Failed to Return (FTR) Koblenz, Germany 12 May 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Bohlen. Hit by flak over target, #4 engine afire, ship dropped out of formation then set upon by 7 x Fw190's. Crew baled out. 13 x POW. MACR 5217.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 August 2016 23:05:58 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=41-28715
https://www.fold3.com/image/28643184

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

MACR 5217 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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