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41-29118

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 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...

  • 703rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Robert Augustus

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 April 1944 in B-24 #4129118 'Nine Yanks and a Jerk. ' Evaded. E& E# 2068. Missing in Action (MIA) DATE: 12 APR 44-FREE DATE: OCT 44 HELPERS: M. Bollen, Burgomeister of Sart-les-Spa; Mme. Pagnoule and son Paul, 18 Rue Albert 1st. ,...

  • James Barnett

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 April 1944 in B-24 #4129118 'Nine Yanks and a Jerk. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Charles Bowman

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 April 1944 in B-24 #4129118 'Nine Yanks and a Jerk. ' Evaded.

  • Martin Clabaugh

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 April 1944 in B-24 #4129118 'Nine Yanks and a Jerk. ' Killed in Action (KIA). AM/ PH

  • Frederick Cotron

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 April 1944 in B-24 #41-29118 'Nine Yanks and a Jerk. ' Killed in Action (KIA). PH Killed in Action (KIA) 04/12/44

  • Henry Culver

    Military | Staff Sergeant | ball turret and left waist gunner/Asst. Flight Engineer | 445th Bomb Group

  • Charles Harpin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 April 1944 in B-24 #4129118 'Nine Yanks and a Jerk. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Lloyd Hermanski

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 April 1944 in B-24 #4129118 'Nine Yanks and a Jerk. ' Evaded.

  • Raymond Ouellette

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 April 1944 in B-24 #4129118 'Nine Yanks and a Jerk. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Pritchett

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 April 1944 in B-24 #4129118 'Nine Yanks and a Jerk. ' Evaded.

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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) Belgium 9 October 1943 – 12 April 1944

Original aircraft flown over via the southern Atlantic crossing route

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 September 2016 05:18:27 B24Mike Changes to markings
Sources

Records of the 445th Bomb Group from the National Archives.

Date Contributor Update
01 September 2016 05:17:43 B24Mike Changes to markings and events
Sources

Records of the 445th Bomb Group from the National Archives.

Date Contributor Update
02 March 2015 04:13:50 Bill Morris Changes to media associations
Sources

www.b24bestweb.com via Fort Worth Aviation Museum

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2015 18:24:18 Bill Morris Changes to nicknames
Sources

www.b24bestweb.com via Fort Worth Aviation Museum

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

MACR 3829 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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