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42-52629

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...

  • 838th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Harold Allensworth

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 June 1944 in B-24H #42-52629 'Sammy's Niece'. Plane crashed into Channel. Killed in Action (KIA). AM/ PH

  • Stanley Benson

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 Jun 1944 in B-24H #42-52629 'Sammy's Niece'. Plane crashed into Channel. Killed in Action (KIA). AM/ PH

  • Norman Gross

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 487th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 6 Jun 1944 B-24H #42-52629 'Sammy's Niece'. AM/ PH

  • Willard Haskell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 487th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 Jun 1944 in B-24H #42-52629 'Sammy's Niece'. Plane crashed into Channel. Killed in Action (KIA). AM/ PH

  • Benjamin Huebel

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 June 1944 in B-24H 42-52629 'Sammy's Niece'. Plane crashed into Channel. Killed in Action (KIA). AM/ PH

  • Milton Levine

    Military | Flight Officer | Bombardier | 487th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 Jun 1944 in B-24H #42-52629 'Sammy's Niece'. Plane crashed into Channel. Killed in Action (KIA). AM/ PH Flew on B-24H 42-52629 Sweatin It Out

  • Max Markowitz

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 487th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 Jun 1944 in B-24H #42-52629 'Sammy's Niece'. Plane crashed into Channel. Killed in Action (KIA). AM/ PH

  • Charles McWilliams

    Military | Sergeant | Nose Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 Jun 1944 in B-24H 42-52629 'Sammy's Niece'. Plane crashed into Channel. Killed in Action (KIA). AM/ PH

  • Francis Moke

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 487th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 6 Jun 1944 in B-24H #42-52629 'Sammy's Niece'. AM/ PH

  • Henry Westhoff

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 6 June 1944 in B-24H 42-52629 'Sammy's Niece'. AM/ PH

Missions

  • 394

    6 June 1944
    D-Day. Start of Operation Overlord.

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 6 June 1944

Revisions

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

MACR 5484 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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