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41-28718

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 752BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Flew 27 missions. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Berlin. Attacked by Fw190's and dropped out of formation in spin with one engine knocked out. Landed in Rinkaby, Sweden. 11 x Interned (INT). 29-Apr-44. MACR 4451.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...

  • 752nd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Louis Beckett

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #4228718 'Bo. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Thomas Bell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #4228718 'Bo. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Charles Frazier

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #4228718 'Bo. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Edwin Grant

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 752BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 13 missions. Instructor pilot in B-24 41-28718 on mission to Berlin. Attacked by Fw190's and dropped out of formation in spin with one engine knocked out. Landed in Rinkaby, Sweden. Interned (INT). 29...

  • George Griffin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #4228718 'Bo. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Stonewall Johnson

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #4228718 'Bo. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • William Lane

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #4228718 'Bo. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Lynn Lemons

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #4228718 'Bo. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • William Marr

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #4228718 'Bo. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Dale Morris

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #4228718 'Bo. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

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Places

  • Horsham St Faith

    Military site : airfield
    Horsham St Faith was an RAF Bomber Command Station opened in June 1940. It was home to Bristol Blenheim medium-bombers, and was for a time occupied by fighters, including those of No. 19 Squadron and No. 264 Squadron. From September 1942 the airfield...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Tulsa, OK, USA 1943

Built at Douglas.

Delivered Oklahoma, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Horsham St Faith, Norwich NR10, UK 2 March 1944 – 29 April 1944

Assigned to 752BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF.

Combat damaged / Interned 291 76 Rinkaby, Sweden 29 April 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Berlin. Attacked by Fw190's and dropped out of formation in spin with one engine knocked out. Landed in Rinkaby, Sweden. 11 x Interned (INT). 29-Apr-44. MACR 4451.

Interned Sweden 29 April 1944 – May 1945

Interned Sweden.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 August 2016 11:13:54 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=4451&Submit=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28645604
http://www.b24bestweb.com/bo2.htm

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

MACR 4451 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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