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42-52609

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 487th Bomb Group

    487th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 487th Bomb Group began operations as preparations for D-Day were reaching their crescendo and played their part by bombing airfields in northern France. Like the 486th Bomb Group, the 487th switched to B-17 Flying Fortress for missions from 1...

  • 836th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Herman Buck

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Shot down 2 July 1944 in B-24H #42-52609 'Murph's Mighty Mob'. Killed in Action (KIA). AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Harry Doran

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 487th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed near Lens on 7/2/44 in B-24H #42-52609 'Murph's Mighty Mob'. POW

  • George Greer

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed near Lens on 7/2/44 in B-24H #42-52609 'Murph's Mighty Mob'. POW

  • William Johnson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 487th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 2 Jul 1944 in B-24H #42-52609. Notes: (1) B-24 42-52609 was not named 'Murph's Mighty Mob'. (2) There was a 487th Bomb Group aircraft B-24H 42-52646, which was named 'Murph's Motley Mob'. AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

  • James Logan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 487th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed near Lens on 2 Jul 1944 in B-24H #42-52609 'Murph's Mighty Mob'. ...

  • Bruno Matika

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Copilot | 487th Bomb Group
    Copilot on the crew of Lt James A. Logan, 836th Bomb Squadron, 487th Bomb Group. ...

  • Louis Pellizzer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak on 2 Jul 1944 and crashed near Lens in B-24H #42-52609 'Murph's Mighty Mob'.

  • John Ross

    Military | Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed near Lens on 2 Jul 1944 in B-24H #42-52609 'Murph's Mighty Mob'. POW

  • Max Wilson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 2 July 1944 in B-24H #42-52609 'Murph's Mighty Mob'. AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Belgium 2 July 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:55 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 6770 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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