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41-29464

B-24 Liberator

Originally assigned to 34th Bomb Group, 18th Bomb Sqdn, damaged on landing Debach, England 31 May 1944; lost 26 Nov 1944, over Germany with 491st BG; MACR 10763

Service

Units

  • 491st Bomb Group

    491st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 491st Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators in bombing missions over northern France and Germany from June 1944 until April 1945. Missions over Germany included bombing the headquarters of the German General Staff at Zossen. The Group was awarded a DUC...

  • 853rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Joseph Boyer

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Pattensen in B-24 #4129464

  • Joseph Dechaine

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 491st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Pattensen on 11/26/44 in B-24 #4129464

  • Charles Jr

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 491st Bomb Group

  • John Jr

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 491st Bomb Group

  • David McCarty

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 491st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War. Crashed on 26-Nov-44 at Pattensen in B-24 41-29464

  • Troy Ryan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed at Pattensen in B-24 #4129464

  • Elmore Shepherd

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Pattensen on 11/26/44 in B-24 #4129464

  • Elmer Steinman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Pattensen in B-24 #4129464

  • Brice Thornburg

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 491st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed on 11/26/44 in B-24 #4129464 at pattensen

Places

  • Debach

    Military site : airfield
    Debach was one of the last Eighth Air Force heavy bomber bases to be completed. It was built by the 820th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) between late '43 and early '44. Pronounced locally as 'Deb-idge', the base was built to a class A standard with...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 26 November 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 April 2015 01:40:58 Bill Morris Changes to description
Sources

www.joebaugher.com via Fort Worth Aviation Museum
www.aviationarchaeology.com via Fort Worth Aviation Museum

Date Contributor Update
05 March 2015 14:22:01 Timothy McKeown Changes to nicknames
Sources

C. Timothy McKeown

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

MACR 10763 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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