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41-29259

B-24 Liberator

Collided with B-24H-25-FO 42-95171 21 Jul 1944 and crashed near Darmsheim, Germany, 6 crew KIA, 3 POW; MACR 7252.

Service

Aircraft

Units

  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    Group
    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...

  • 734th Bomb Squadron
  • 735th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Wayne Cowgill

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Dale Holker

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Had mid air collision and crashed at Darmsheim on 7/21/44 in B-24 Our Baby #4129259 POW

  • James Martin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Thomas O'Kane

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Ellis Pfeifer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Donald Sang

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Dean Smith

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Ernest Stathes

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 453rd Bomb Group

  • James Wheeler

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 453rd Bomb Group

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 21 July 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 March 2015 02:40:44 Bill Morris Changes to media associations
Sources

www.b24bestweb.com via Fort Worth Aviation Museum

Date Contributor Update
20 March 2015 00:31:39 Bill Morris Changes to nicknames and description
Sources

www.joebaugher.com via Fort Worth Aviation Museum

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

MACR 7252 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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