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41-29117

B-24 Liberator

B-24 "LADY MARIE" SHOT DOWN OVER GERMANY ON 24 FEB 1944
MACR #2555

CREW:
Capt Henry G. Bunning , Pilot - POW
1LT Samuel M. Ellicott , Pilot - POW
Maj James C. Evans , Command Pilot - POW
1LT Anthony R. Cassani - POW
T/Sgt Leroy H. Tucker - POW
T/Sgt George L. Harlow - POW
S/Sgt Henry M. Lively - POW
S/Sgt George J. Debro - POW
2LT Albert J. Massey - POW
S/Sgt Benjamin R. Madamba - POW

Service

Units

  • 2nd Combat Bomb Wing
  • 445th Bomb Group

    445th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 445th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Tibenham, Norfolk. The crews' first mission was bombing U-boat installations at Kiel on 13 December 1943. The Group continued to hit strategic targets in Germany, including the aircraft components factory...

  • 702nd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Harold Blumencranz

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 445th Bomb Group
    Crashed near Unterweit on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24H #41-29117 'Lady Marie'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Henry Bussing

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 445th Bomb Group
    Crashed near Unterweit on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24H #41-29117 'Lady Marie'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Anthony Cassani

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 445th Bomb Group
    Crashed near Unterweit on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24H #41-29117 'Lady Marie'. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • George Drebo

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Crashed near Unterweit on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24H #41-29117 'Lady Marie'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Samuel Ellicott

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 445th Bomb Group
    - Consolidated B-24H-1-CF Liberator #41-29117 "Lady Marie" of the 445th BG - 702nd BS - Lost 24 FEB 1944 - MACR #2555 - Crashed near Unterweit on a mission to Gotha, GR. - 1LT Samuel Massey Ellicott sent to Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12

  • James Evans

    Military | Major | Co-Pilot, Co-Pilot ; Squadron Commander | 445th Bomb Group
    Crashed near Unterweit on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24H #41-29117 'Lady Marie'. Evaded (EVD).

  • George Harlow

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 445th Bomb Group
    George Harlow served as a Radio Operator with the 445th Bomb Group. ...

  • Henry Lively

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner, Ball Turret Gunner; Engineer | 445th Bomb Group
    Crashed near Unterweit on a mission to Gotha, Germany on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24H #41-29117 'Lady Marie'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Albert Massey

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 445th Bomb Group
    Crashed near Unterweit on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24H #41-29117 'Lady Marie'. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Leroy Tucker

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner; Crew Chief | 445th Bomb Group
    Crashed near Unterweit on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24H #41-29117 'Lady Marie'. Prisoner of War (POW). M.A.C.R. (Missing Aircrew Report) # 2555

Places

  • Tibenham

    Military site : airfield
    Tibenham was built in 1941-1942 by W and C French Ltd with a standard 2,000 yard main runway, and two other runways both 1,400 feet in length. Accommodation was provided for a full USAAF heavy bomber group in dispersed sites. Personnel of the 320th...

Events

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

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2015 23:19:10 usafdo Changes to description
Sources

MACR# 2555

A.L. DESTRO II

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2015 23:12:15 usafdo Changes to unit associations
Sources

A.L. DESTRO

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2015 18:12:30 Bill Morris Changes to nicknames
Sources

B-24 Nose Art Name Directory by Wallace R. Forman via Fort Worth Aviation Museum

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

MACR 2555 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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