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41-28787

B-24 Liberator

Damaged by flak over Politz, Germany and landed in Sweden on 6/20/44. Crew interned.

Service

Units

  • 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

  • Robert Alexander

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Involved in a mid-air collision with a UC-78 while returning from an operational mission on 15 Mar 1944, B-24J #42-100351 was able to land at Hethel. RTD. Damaged by flak and landed in Sweden on 6/20/44 in B-24 #4128787 INT

  • Bruno Cappozzo

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Damaged by flak and landed in Sweden on 6/20/44 in B-24 41-28787 INT

  • John Connor

    Military | Colonel | Bombardier | 389th Bomb Group
    INT damaged by flak over Politz, Germany and landed in Sweden on 6/20/44 in B-24 #41-28787 ...

  • Frank Dorman

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 389th Bomb Group
    Involved in a mid-air collision with a UC-78 while returning from an operational mission on 15 Mar 1944, B-24J #42-100351 was able to land at Hethel. RTD. Damaged by flak and landed in Sweden on 6/20/44 in B-24 41-28787 INT

  • William Flynn

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 389th Bomb Group
    Damaged by flak and landed in Sweden on 6/20/44 in B-24 41-28787 INT

  • Neff Hassinger

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Involved in a mid-air collision with a UC-78 while returning from an operational mission on 15 Mar 1944, B-24J #42-100351 was able to land at Hethel. RTD. Damaged by flak and landed in Sweden on 6/20/44 in B-24 41-28787 INT

  • Edward McAlister

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 389th Bomb Group
    Damaged by flak and landed in Sweden on 6/20/44 in B-24 41-28787 INT

  • Joseph Mestemaker

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Damaged by flak and landed in Sweden on 6/20/44 in B-24 41-28787 INT

  • Colbert Smith

    Military | Second Lieutenant | PB | 389th Bomb Group
    Damaged by flak and landed in Sweden on 6/20/44 in B-24 41-28787. INT

  • Jerrold Vivian

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Involved in a mid-air collision with a UC-78 while returning from an operational mission on 15 Mar 1944, B-24J #42-100351 was able to land at Hethel. RTD. Damaged by flak and landed in Sweden on 6/20/44 in B=24 41-28787. Interned.

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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
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 20 June 1944

Revisions

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

MACR 5922 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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