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41-29468

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 487th Bomb Group

    487th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 487th Bomb Group began operations as preparations for D-Day were reaching their crescendo and played their part by bombing airfields in northern France. Like the 486th Bomb Group, the 487th switched to B-17 Flying Fortress for missions from 1...

  • 838th Bomb Squadron

People

  • William Alich

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 487th Bomb Group
    B-24 #42-52652 'Bashful Marion'Shot down 11 May 1944 in B-24H #41-29468 'Peg O' My Heart'. Prisoner of War (POW) at Luft IV. POW, EAME, WWII VM, GC, Am. Theater Ribbon,

  • Walter Duer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot & Tail Gunner during the mission | 487th Bomb Group
    Shot down over occupied France on 11 May 1944 in B-24H #41-29468 'Peg O' My Heart'. After bailing out, Lt Walter Duer landed near Coulonges-les-Sablons, Orne, France, about 15 kilometers to the Northwest of Nogent-le-Rotrou, Eure-et-Loir Department,...

  • Lawrence Heimerman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 May 1944 in B-24H #41-29468 'Peg O' My Heart'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Francis Hodge

    Military | Captain | Bombardier | 487th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 May 1944 in B-24H #41-29468 'Peg O' My Heart'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Beirne Lay

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Group commander | 100th Bomb Group
    Beirne Lay assumed command of the 487th Bomb Group at Alamogordo Army Air Base, New Mexico on February 28, 1944, his wife was Philippa Ludwell Lee. ...

  • Arthur Pelletier

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 May 1944 in B-24H #41-29468 'Peg O' My Heart'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Peterson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 May 1944 in B-24H #41-29468 'Peg O' My Heart'. Evaded.

  • Alfred Richter

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 487th Bomb Group
    B-24H #41-29468 'Peg O' My Heart'. ...

  • Frank Vratny

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 487th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 May 1944 in B-24H #41-29468 'Peg O' My Heart'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Watson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 May 1944 in B-24H #41-29468 'Peg O' My Heart'. Prisoner of War (POW) at Stalag Luft III. POW

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Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) France 11 May 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 April 2015 01:54:58 Bill Morris Changes to nicknames
Sources

B-24Nose 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 4750 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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