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41-28824

B-24 Liberator

On 7 July 1944, B-24 #4128824 'Sackwarmer' was involved in a mid air collision and crashed near Brumby, Germany.

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...

  • 566th Bomb Squadron

    566th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Constituted 566th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 19 Dec. 1942. Activated on 24 Dec. 1942. Inactivated on 13 Sept. 1945. Campaigns: Air Offensive, Europe; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air...

People

  • James Braa

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball turret gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    James Braa served as a ball turret gunner with the 566th Bomb Squadron of the 389th Bomb Group, flying bombing missions out of Hethel, England. He completed his tour of 30 missions between March and June 1944, flying his final two missions on D-Day.

  • Ernest Brown

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Mid air collision and crashed near Brumby in B-24 'Sackwarmer' #4128824

  • Paul Brown

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Mid air collision and crashed near Brumby in B-24 'Sackwarmer' #4128824

  • William Chastain

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Mid air collision and crashed near Brumby in B-24 'Sackwarmer' #4128824 on 7/7/44

  • Floyd Collins

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Mid air collision and crashed near Brumby in B-24 'Sackwarmer' #4128824

  • Frank Dawson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 389th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Mid air collision and crashed near Brumby on 7/7/44 in B-24 'Sackwarmer' #4128824 POW

  • Charles Henke

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 389th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Mid air collision and crashed near Brumby in B-24 'Sackwarmer' #4128824

  • Robert Mueller

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Mid air collision and crashed near Brumby in B-24 'Sackwarmer' #4128824

  • Elmer Olson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 389th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Mid air collision and crashed near Brumby in B-24 'Sackwarmer' #4128824

  • Alton Reed

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Mid air collision and crashed near Brumby in B-24 'Sackwarmer' #4128824

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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) Brumby, 39240 Staßfurt, Germany 7 July 1944

Revisions

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

MACR 7363 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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