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41-28763

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. PFF A/C Leading 389BG. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Pforzheim hit by flak, crash landed Arras. 1-Apr-44. 3 x EVD, 8 x POW, 1 x KIA. MACR 3596.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 564th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Richard Brady

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 389th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Pforzheim hit by flak, crash landed Arras 1-Apr-44 POW. MACR 3596. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Simon Cohen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 389th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Pforzheim hit by flak, crash landed Arras, France 1-Apr-44 evaded capture EVD. MACR 3596. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Charles Dugosh

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Pforzheim hit by flak, crash landed Arras 1-Apr-44 POW. MACR 3596. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Dutka

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Pforzheim hit by flak, crash landed Arras, France 1-Apr-44 evaded capture EVD. MACR 3596. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Jesse Hamby

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Pforzheim hit by flak, crash landed Arras, France 1-Apr-44 evaded capture EVD. MACR 3596. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Minor Morgan

    Military | Captain | Tail Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Pforzheim hit by flak, crash landed Arras 1-Apr-44 POW. MACR 3596. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Jack Porter

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Pforzheim hit by flak, crash landed Arras 1-Apr-44 POW. MACR 3596. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Edmund Rudnicki

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Pforzheim hit by flak, crash landed Arras 1-Apr-44 POW. MACR 3596. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Alan Teague

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Pforzheim hit by flak, crash landed Arras 1-Apr-44 POW. MACR 3596. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Thompson

    Military | Colonel | Commanding Officer 448th BG | 448th Bomb Group
    Commanding Officer of the 448th Bomb Group at Seething from May 1943 to April 1944. Declared Killed in Action (KIA) on 1st April 1944. Parachute failed to open from lead PFF aircraft 41-28763. Story detailed pp. 79-80 in 'Liberators Over Germany'.

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Places

  • Hethel

    Military site : airfield
    Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured San Diego, CA, USA 1943

Built at Douglas.

Delivered California, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Hethel, Norwich NR14, UK 1943 – 1 April 1944

Assigned to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF.

Failed to Return (FTR) Arras, France 1 April 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Pforzheim hit by flak, crash landed Arras. 1-Apr-44. 3 x EVD, 8 x POW, 1 KIA. MACR 3596.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 August 2016 18:30:39 Al_Skiff Changes to description and events
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=41-28763
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=93733723

Date Contributor Update
21 August 2016 14:18:28 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=41-28763

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

MACR 3596 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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