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42-94927

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 493rd Bomb Group was the last Eighth Air Force Group to become operational, flying their first combat mission from Debach, Suffolk, on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The Group was known as "the Fighting 493rd", named by their Commanding Officer Colonel Elbert...

  • 860th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Jack Allen

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 493rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 June 1944 in B-24 #4294927. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Harold Bolin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 493rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 June 1944 in B-24 #4294927. Evaded.

  • Anthony Cavestin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 493rd Bomb Group

  • Thomas Digges

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 493rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 June 1944 in B-24 #4294927. Evaded.

  • Carmine Fischetti

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 493rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 June 1944 in B-24 #4294927. Evaded.

  • Kester King

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 493rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 June 1944 in B-24 #4294927. Evaded.

  • Bernard Koller

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 493rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 June 1944 in B-24 #4294927. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Simon McInerney

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 493rd Bomb Group

  • Ronald Reed

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 493rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 June 1944 in B-24 #4294927. Evaded.

  • Homer Smith

    Military | Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 493rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 June 1944 in B-24 #4294927. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) France 8 June 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 5487 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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