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41-28884

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 491st Bomb Group

    491st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 491st Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators in bombing missions over northern France and Germany from June 1944 until April 1945. Missions over Germany included bombing the headquarters of the German General Staff at Zossen. The Group was awarded a DUC...

  • 853rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • John Hite

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Misburg in B-24 'Problem Child' #4128884

  • Andrew Marko

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Misburg in B-24 'Problem Child' #41-28884

  • Carl Negrin

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Misburg in B-24 'Problem Child' #41-28884. Crew R69.

  • Thomas O'Brien

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Misburg in B-24 'Problem Child' #41-28884, Crew R69

  • Bill Sutton

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Misburg in B-24 'Problem Child' #4128884

  • Edward Tybarsky

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 491st Bomb Group

  • Morris Volden

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Misburg in B-24 'Problem Child' #4128884

  • Harold Wagers

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed at Misburg in B-24 'Problem Child' #4128884

  • Kenneth Weible

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Misburg in B-24 'Problem Child' #4128884

Places

  • North Pickenham

    Military site : airfield
    Built comparatively late during 1943-44 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, North Pickenham was rather cramped as an airfield site so the main runway was shorter than typical. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 26 November 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 April 2019 00:37:34 466thHistorian Changes to production block number and place associations
Sources

Corrected errors

Date Contributor Update
10 September 2015 21:44:53 johndanger Changes to markings
Sources

mccool

Date Contributor Update
10 September 2015 21:35:35 johndanger Changes to media associations
Sources

mccool

Date Contributor Update
05 March 2015 13:55:26 Timothy McKeown Changes to nicknames
Sources

John Meurs, Not Home for Christmas: A Day in the Life of th.e Mighty Eighth. Quail Ridge Press (2009)

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

MACR 10762 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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