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41-29130

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...

  • 701st Bomb Squadron

People

  • Edwin Barker

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed SW of Gotha on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24H #41-29130. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Bruce Caturani

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed SW of Gotha on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24H #41-29130. Prisoner of War (POW) at Stalag Luft 1, Barth, repatriated 9 Jun 45 POW

  • Ralph Clapps

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed SW of Gotha on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24H #41-29130. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Robert Graham

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed SW of Gotha on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24H #41-29130. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Donald Lelinski

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 445th Bomb Group

  • Robert O'Corman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 445th Bomb Group

  • Dudley Reaves

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed SW of Gotha on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24H #41-29130. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • John Speakman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed SW of Gotha on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24H #41-29130. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Sidney Swanson

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 445th Bomb Group

  • Arthur Tinklepauch

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 445th Bomb Group

Events

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

Revisions

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

MACR 2556 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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