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41-28754

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 787BS, 466BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Berlin. Forced down, crash landed Apeldourn, Netherlands. 29-Apr-44 10 x POW. MACR 4447.

Service

Units

  • 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...

  • 787th Bomb Squadron
  • 8th Air Force

People

  • Vito Bochicchio

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #4128754 'Tell Me More. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Charles Browne

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #4128754 'Tell Me More. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Carmine DiManno

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer / Top Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29-Apr-44 in B-24 41-28754 'Tell Me More. ' Prisoner of War (POW). Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Thomas Dorrian

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #4128754 'Tell Me More. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Carl Hitchcock

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #4128754 'Tell Me More. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Alex Lugosi

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Originally a member of the John Jakab Crew. Lugosi was shot down and captured while flying with the Carl Hitchcock Crew on 29 April 1944

  • Thomas McCue

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29-Apr-44 in B-24 41-28754 'Tell Me More'. Prisoner of War (POW). Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • David Smith

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #4128754 'Tell Me More. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Wilson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #4128754 'Tell Me More. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Lloyd Young

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #4128754 'Tell Me More. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Forced down Apeldoorn, Netherlands 29 April 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Berlin. Forced down, crash landed Apeldourn, Netherlands 29-Apr-44. 10 x POW. MACR 4447.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 August 2016 00:09:51 466thHistorian Changes to nicknames and events
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
19 August 2016 18:20:51 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, description, events and unit associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28645059

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2014 03:20:53 466thHistorian Changes to nicknames, markings, person associations and place associations
Sources

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom

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

MACR 4447 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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