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41-29572

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 18BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. 5 x combat missions. Returning from Tourres, A/C shot down by intruder, Ju88 7-Jun-44. 7 x RTD, 3 x KIA. MACR 6725

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 34th Bomb Group

    34th Bomb Group

    Group
    After forming part of the American defence force, first on America's east coast and then on its west, the Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy...

  • 18th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Stanley Brain

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 34th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 18BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. 37 x combat missions. Baled out of B-24 41-29572 Scotty 7-Jun-44 after Ju88 intruder damaged aircraft. RTD ...

  • Robert Buenger

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Co-Pilot | 34th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 18BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. Brain crew. 37 x combat missions. Baled out of B-24 41-29572 Scotty 7-Jun-44 after Ju88 intruder damaged aircraft. RTD ...

  • Junior Craft

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 34th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 18BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. Brain crew. 37 x combat missions. Bailed out of B-24 #41-29572 Scotty 7-Jun-44 after Ju88 intruder damaged aircraft. RTD MACR 6725 Awards: SS, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Albert Davids

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Nose turret | 34th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 18BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. Baled out of B-24 41-29572 'Scotty' 7-Jun-44 after Ju-88 intruder damaged aircraft. RTD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Donald McCarthy

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 34th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 18BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. Baled out of B-24 41-29572 Scotty 7-Jun-44 after Ju88 intruder damaged aircraft. RTD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME

  • Chester Nowakowski

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 34th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 18BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. 8 x combat missions. Baled out of B-24 41-29572 'Scotty' 7-Jun-44 after Ju88 intruder damaged aircraft. As the pilot exited the A/C he checked that Sgt Nowakowski had baled out, chute must have failed to open. Killed...

  • Paul Schopf

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 34th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 18BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. Brain crew. 37 x combat missions. Baled out of B-24 41-29572 Scotty 7-Jun-44 after Ju88 intruder damaged aircraft. RTD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Richard Stevens

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 34th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 18BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. Brain crew. 37 x combat missions. Baled out of B-24 41-29572 Scotty 7-Jun-44 after Ju88 intruder damaged aircraft. RTD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Stuart Stygall

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 34th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 18BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. 8 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Toures in B-24 41-29572 'Scotty' 7-Jun-44 after Ju88 intruder damaged aircraft. As the pilot exited the A/C he noted S/Sgt Stygall was dead in A/C. Killed in Action (KIA)...

  • Ernest Tipton

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 34th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 18BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. 8 x combat missions. Baled out of B-24 41-29572 'Scotty' 7-Jun-44 after Ju88 intruder damaged aircraft. Initially listed as missing in action, body found in farmers field 2-Aug-44. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6725 ...

Places

  • Mendlesham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1942-1943, Mendlesham's first flying unit was the RAF's No. 310 Squadron - a Czechoslovakian unit. The airfield then became home to the USAAF 34th Bomb Group. This unit flew missions from Mendlesham in B-24s and B-17s.

Events

Event Location Date
Assigned Mendlesham, UK May 1944

Assigned to 18BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Near Ipswich, England 7 June 1944 – 7 June 1944

A/C shot down by intruder Ju88 7-Jun-44. 7 x RTD, 3 x KIA. MACR 6725

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 November 2019 23:28:50 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29103279
https://www.fold3.com/image/29103277
http://valortovictory.tripod.com/crews/Brain.htm
http://valortovictory.tripod.com/b24s/41-29572.htm

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

MACR 6725 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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