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41-28743

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 785BS, 466BBG, 8AF USAAF. Hit by 20mm flak direct hit taking out the Oxygen, electrical and hydraulic systems and starting a large fire. Went into dive after leaving the target area of Brunswick 8-May-44. S/Sgt's Carlson and Cannon bailed out, before fire was put out by the Bombardier. Control of A/C regained, the rest of the crew crash landed at Rivenhall in England. 2 x POW, 7 x RTD. MACR 5248. A/C scrapped and salvaged as a result.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 785th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Franklin Bois

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Charles Cannon

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    B24 went into dive after leaving the target area. Cannon and Carlson bailed out. The rest of the crew crash landed at Riverhall in England. Prisoner of War (POW)

  • Howard Carlson

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW). B24 went into dive after leaving the target area. He and Cannon bailed out. The rest of the crew crash landed at Riverhall in England.

  • William Creek

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Returned after B24 went into dive after leaving the target area. 2 bailed out. The rest of the crew crash landed at Riverhall in England.

  • James Fawver

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Attlebridge Combat Chronology Supplement p. 257 Attlebridge Diaries edited by Wassom p. 47-48

  • Howard Hartley

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Returned after B24 went into dive after leaving the target area. 2 bailed out. The rest of the crew crash landed at Riverhall in England.

  • Marlow Jovaag

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Bernard Massing

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Tail Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Emery Rahmeyer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Attlebridge Diaries edited by Wassom p. 47-48 Returned after B24 went into dive after leaving the target area. 2 bailed out. The rest of the crew crash landed at Riverhall in England.

  • Donald Schneid

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Returned after B24 went into dive after leaving the target area. 2 bailed out. The rest of the crew crash landed at Riverhall in England.

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Missions

  • 344

    8 May 1944

Places

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

  • Rivenhall

    Military site : airfield
    Originally allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a heavy bomber base, Rivenhall was built during 1943-44 but transferred to the Ninth Air Force before construction was complete. It had three concrete runways, 51 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2...

Events

Event Location Date
First 466th BG Combat Mission Achmer, 49565 Bramsche, Germany 23 March 1944

w/Fawver Crew

Crash Landed Rivenhall, Witham, Essex CM8, UK 8 May 1944

Hit by 20mm flak direct hit taking out the Oxygen, electrical and hydraulic systems and starting a large fire. Went into dive after leaving the target area of Brunswick 8-May-44. S/Sgt's Carlson and Cannon bailed out, before fire was put out by the Bombardier. Control of A/C regained, the rest of the crew crash landed at Rivenhall in England. 2 x POW, 7 x RTD. MACR 5248.

Scrapped / salvaged Rivenhall, Witham CM8, UK 9 May 1944

Scrapped / salvaged after landing with combat damage.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 August 2016 00:58:27 466thHistorian Changes to nicknames, markings and events
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
18 August 2016 13:46:58 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=41-28743&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28652587

Date Contributor Update
28 September 2015 16:21:08 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
30 November 2014 23:37:18 466thHistorian Changes to media associations
Sources

466th BG Archives

Date Contributor Update
31 October 2014 01:19:11 466thHistorian Changes to nicknames and markings
Sources

Chris Brassfield

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

MACR 5248 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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