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42-52651

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...

  • 837th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Emile Abadie

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 May 1944 in B-24 #4252651. Evaded.

  • Ralph Burckes

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 487th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 May 1944 in B-24 #42-52651 'Satan's Lady'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Donald Carpenter

    Military | Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 May 1944 in B-24 #42-52651 'Satan's Lady'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Paul Chavez

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 487th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 May 1944 in B-24 #42-52651. Evaded.

  • William Dunham

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 487th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 May 1944 in B-24 #42-52651. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Charles Henry

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Flew on B-24H 42-52651 Starduster ...

  • Rex Henze

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 May 1944 in B-24 #4252651. Evaded.

  • James Toole

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    5 missions from 9 May to 28 May 1944 when shot down in B-24 #4252651. Evaded. Then Prisoner of War (POW) Stalag Luft IV. Same crew as Ralph S. Burckes. AM/ POW

  • Homer Weeks

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 487th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 May 1944 in B-24 #42-52651 'Starduster'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Howard Witherow

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 May 1944 in B-24 #4252651. Evaded.

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 28 May 1944

Revisions

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

MACR 5223 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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