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41-28738

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. 19 missions. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Epinal. Left formation at target salvoed bombs, 1 x engine feathered and some control lost of rudders, 11-May-44. Headed for and crashed Jegenstorf, Switzerland. Crew baled out. 10 x Interned. MACR 4801.

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. ...

  • 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...

  • 754th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Frederick Angeloch

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. Lt Melvin Watson crew. ETD Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Albert Barney

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 May 1944 in B-24 #4128738 'Meat Around the Corner. ' Landed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • William Butt

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. Lt Melvin Watson crew. Flight crew for B-24 assembly ship 'First Sergeant', when flares set A/C ablaze. 27-May-44. Awards: DFC, AM, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Andrew Cote

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 May 1944 in B-24 #4128738 'Meat Around the Corner. ' Landed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • William Etheredge

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 May 1944 in B-24 #4128738 'Meat Around the Corner. ' Landed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • Paul Faggioli

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. Lt Melvin Watson crew. Flight crew for B-24 assembly ship 'First Sergeant', when flares set A/C ablaze, along with pilot received facial burns in the ensuing fire 27-May-44. ...

  • William Ferguson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 May 1944 in B-24 #4128738 'Meat Around the Corner. ' Landed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • Carson Fisher

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. Lt Melvin Watson crew. ETD Awards: AM (3OLC), PH, , WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Frank Fuggett

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. Lt Melvin Watson crew. ETD Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Gee

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Flew 30 missions over enemy held territory and was highly decorated. ...

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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 1943 – 11 May 1944

Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF.

Mechanical issues / aborted 88000 Épinal, France 11 May 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Epinal. Left formation at target salvoed bombs, i x engine feathered and some control lost of rudders, 11-May-44. Crashed in Switzerland. 10 x Interned. MACR 4801.

Crashed 3303 Jegenstorf, Switzerland 11 May 1944 – May 1945

Crashed Jegenstorf, Switzerland, crew baled and were interned.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 August 2016 18:32:39 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=41-28738&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28625432
http://www.b24bestweb.com/meataroundthecorner1.htm

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

MACR 4801 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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