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41-28851

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 34th Bomb Group

    34th Bomb Group

    Group
    After forming part of the American defence force, first on America's east coast and then on its west, the Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy...

  • 7th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Giles Avriett

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 34th Bomb Group
    INT Damaged by flak and landed in Sweden on 8/24/44 in B-24 Near Sighted #4128851

  • Robert Campbell

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Gunner, Top Turret Gunner | 34th Bomb Group
    Flew 34 missions. Had flak damage over Kiel, Germany. Could not maintain altitude. Pilot made decision to fly across Baltic Sea to Sweden. Landed there on 24 August 1944 in AC #4128851. Interned until 2 July 1945. Worked on damaged B-24s while interned...

  • Benjamin Dehaan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 34th Bomb Group

  • James Friedel

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 34th Bomb Group
    INT Damaged by flak and landed in Sweden on 8/24/44 in B-24 Near Sighted #4128851

  • Lilburn Holmes

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 34th Bomb Group
    INT Damaged by flak and landed in Sweden on 8/24/44 in B-24 Near Sighted #4128851

  • Frederick Jackson

    Military | Photographer | 34th Bomb Group
    INT Damaged by flak and landed in Sweden on 8/24/44 in B-24 'Near Sighted' #41-28851

  • Dexter Jordan

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Crew Chief | 34th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 7BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. Crew Chief of B-24 41-28851 'The Near Sighted Robin', B-17's 43-38403, 43-38265 and 43-38991 'Sweet Seventeen'. Awarded bronze star for 100 missions no aborts, the soldiers medal for risking his life to extinguish a...

  • Raymond Kaiser

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 34th Bomb Group
    INT Damaged by flak and landed in Sweden on 8/24/44 in B-24 Near Sighted #4128851

  • Jack Longmire

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 34th Bomb Group
    INT Damaged by flak and landed in Sweden on 8/24/44 in B-24 Near Sighted #4128851

  • Frederick Muente

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 34th Bomb Group
    Muente was one of the original members of the 34th Bomb Group, he arrived in England in April 1944, aboard B-24 serial number 41-28851 "The Near Sighted Robin". He was Bombardier on JC Smith crew, and completed 24 missions in the Near Sighted Robin, he...

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Places

  • Mendlesham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1942-1943, Mendlesham's first flying unit was the RAF's No. 310 Squadron - a Czechoslovakian unit. The airfield then became home to the USAAF 34th Bomb Group. This unit flew missions from Mendlesham in B-24s and B-17s.

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 24 August 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 May 2015 10:13:03 Emily Changes to nicknames
Sources

Added nickname

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

MACR 8461 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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