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41-29123

B-24 Liberator

Badly damaged by fighters and ditched in English Channel 3 miles off Beachy Head, England 30 December 1943. MACR 5210.

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

  • James Bivens

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 December 1943 in B-24 #4129123 'Big Joe. ' Returned to base.

  • Charles Clemens

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 445th Bomb Group

  • Robert Forsythe

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 December 1943 in B-24 #4129123 'Big Joe. ' Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Robert Jones

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 December 1943 in B-24 #4129123 'Big Joe. ' Returned to base. Fire developed in the bomb bay in B-24H #41-28666 on a mission to Friedrichshafen, GR on 18 March 1944 and the a/c exploded in mid-air and crashed N of St Lucien, FR. Prisoner of...

  • William Kane

    Military | Flight Officer | Pilot | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 December 1943 in B-24 #4129123 'Big Joe. ' Returned to base.

  • Gilbert Lloyd

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 December 1943 in B-24 #4129123 'Big Joe. ' Killed in Action (KIA). AM/ PH

  • Joseph Reus

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 Dec 1943 in B-24 #41-29123 'Big Joe. 'Shot down by flak and fighters and crashed near Fulda, GR on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-100335. Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I Barth, 1 1/4 years POW

  • Roy Sleeper

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 December 1943 in B-24 #4129123 'Big Joe. ' Returned to base.

  • James Stilwell

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 445th Bomb Group

  • Earl Woods

    Military | Private | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 December 1943 in B-24 #4129123 'Big Joe. ' Returned to base.

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Over Water (OW) English Channel 30 December 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 February 2015 01:34:26 Bill Morris Changes to description
Sources

www.aviationarchaeology.com via Fort Worth Aviation Museum

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2015 18:43:57 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 5210 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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