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B-24 Liberator

B-24 Heaven Can Wait #4128832 shot down by flak and crashed at Ursen on 6/29/44, 10 POWs.

Service

Units

  • 489th Bomb Group

    489th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 489th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Halesworth, Suffolk, for several months from May 1944 until later in the year. The Group flew tactical missions in support of ground forces in northern France. It was in this tactical role that the crews...

  • 845th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Robert Cole

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 489th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Ursen in B-24 'Heaven Can Wait ' #4128832 POW

  • John Currie

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 489th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Ursen on 6/29/44 in B-24 Heaven Can Wait #4128832 POW

  • Eugene Halmos

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 489th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 June 1944. Prisoner of War (POW). Hit by flak and crashed at Ursen in B-24 Heaven Can Wait #4128832 PH/ AM/ WW II Victory Medal/ ETO Medal/ POW Medal

  • Frank Hart

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 489th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Ursen on 6/29/44 in B-24 'Heaven Can Wait' #4128832 POW

  • Walter Leonard

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 489th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Ursen on 6/29/44 in B-24 Heaven Can Wait #4128832 POW

  • James Moos

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 489th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Ursen on 6/29/44 in B-24 'Heaven Can Wait' #4128832 Prisoner of War (POW) POW

  • Robert Post

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 489th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Ursen on 6/29/44 in B-24 'Heaven Can Wait ' #4128832

  • Joseph Santora

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 489th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Ursen on 6/29/44 in B-24 'Heaven Can Wait ' #4128832

  • David Smart

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 489th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Ursen on 6/29/44 in B-24 Heaven Can Wait #4128832` POW

  • Jack Sorensen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 489th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Ursen on 6/29/44 in B-24 Heaven Can Wait #4128832 POW

Places

  • Halesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Halesworth was constructed in 1942-1943. Initially planned as a bomber airfield, its location close to the Suffolk coast meant that it was in an ideal position to operate escort fighters, where range was a critical factor. Consequently, the 56th...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 29 June 1944

Revisions

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

MACR 6986 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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