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41-29479

B-24 Liberator

Initially assigned to 487th Bomb Group, 838th Bomb Sqdn; transferred to 448th Bomb Group, 715th Bomb Sqdn in April 1944

Service

Units

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 448th Bombardment Group was organized on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May 1943 at Gowen Field, near Boise, Idaho. The initial training of the air crews took place in Florida. The entire group was assembled Wendover Field, Utah. Both air and...

  • 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...

  • 715th Bomb Squadron
  • 838th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Harry Ambrosini

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #4129479 'Big Bad Wolf. ' Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Robert Bobat

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #4129479 'Big Bad Wolf. ' Evaded.

  • Laurin Derosier

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 448th Bomb Group

  • Albert Heikkila

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #4129479 'Big Bad Wolf. ' Evaded.

  • Orland Howard

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #4129479 'Big Bad Wolf. ' Evaded.

  • William Hutchins

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #41-29479 'Big Bad Wolf', Evaded (EVD).

  • Stanley Jones

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #4129479 'Big Bad Wolf. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Russell Leonard

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #4129479 'Big Bad Wolf. ' Evaded.

  • Harold Nininger

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #41-29479 'Big Bad Wolf', Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Thomas Verren

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #4129479 'Big Bad Wolf. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 29 April 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 April 2015 15:57:33 Bill Morris Changes to media associations
Sources

www.b24bestweb.com via Fort Worth Aviation Museum

Date Contributor Update
20 April 2015 15:26:06 Bill Morris Changes to nicknames, description and unit associations
Sources

www.joebaugher.com via Fort Worth Aviation Museum
www.b24bestweb.com via Fort Worth Aviation Museum

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

MACR 4488 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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