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42-95023

B-24 Liberator

This aircraft transferred to the 392nd Bomb Group (H) from the 492nd Bomb Group (H) after the mission on 6th August 1944. The 492nd, based at North Pickenham, had suffered heavy losses and was effectively wound down after 6th August '44, with remaining aircraft and crew transferred to other units.

Service

Units

  • 392nd Bomb Group

    392nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 392nd Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Wendling, Norfolk from August 1943 until April 1945. They were the first Group to be given B-24H Liberators, the first B-24 model that was fitted with a nose turret on the production line, an adaptation...

  • 577th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Jay Cable

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 392nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) or KIS 12 August 1944. Aircraft aborted raid to Juvicour Airfield due to weather and crashed with full bomb load near Cheshunt. Possibly collided with 398th BG B-17.

  • Robert Cox

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 392nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) or KIS 12 August 1944. Aircraft aborted raid to Juvicour Airfield due to weather and crashed with full bomb load near Cheshunt. Possibly collided with 398th BG B-17. AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

  • John Ellis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 392nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) or KIS 12 August 1944. Aircraft aborted raid to Juvicour Airfield due to weather and crashed with full bomb load near Cheshunt. Possibly collided with 398th BG B-17. Pilot Ellis credited by locals with keeping his plane in the...

  • John Holling

    Military | Technical Sergeant | 392nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) or KIS 12 August 1944. Aircraft aborted raid to Juvicour Airfield due to weather and crashed with full bomb load near Cheshunt. Possibly collided with 398th BG B-17.

  • Clare Hultengren

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 392nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) or KIS 12 August 1944. Aircraft aborted raid to Juvicour Airfield due to weather and crashed with full bomb load near Cheshunt. Possibly collided with 398th BG B-17. ...

  • Stanley Jankowski

    Military | Technical Sergeant | 392nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) or KIS 12 August 1944. Aircraft aborted raid to Juvicour Airfield due to weather and crashed with full bomb load near Cheshunt. Possibly collided with 398th BG B-17.

  • Frank Minick

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Aerial Gunner | 392nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) or KIS 12 August 1944. Aircraft aborted raid to Juvicour Airfield due to weather and crashed with full bomb load near Cheshunt. Possibly collided with 398th BG B-17. AM/ PH

  • Paul Perry

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    The Paul W. Perry crew were put together at the 1st BCRD, Westover Field, Massachusetts, in early March, 1944. On 27 May, 1944, they landed at Nutts Corner, Scotland, to begin their European tour. The crew were first assigned to the 445th Bomb Group,...

  • Jack Shaeffer

    Military | Technical Sergeant | 392nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) or KIS 12 August 1944. Aircraft aborted raid to Juvicour Airfield due to weather and crashed with full bomb load near Cheshunt. Possibly collided with 398th BG B-17.

  • Samuel Stalsby

    Military | Flight Officer | 392nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) or KIS 12 August 1944. Aircraft aborted raid to Juvicour Airfield due to weather and crashed with full bomb load near Cheshunt. Possibly collided with 398th BG B-17.

Places

  • Wendling

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Wendling was home to the 392nd Bomb Group from 1943 to 1945. Built in 1942, it was originally planned to be an RAF Bomber Command airfield. Improvement and expansion works were carried out in 1942 and 1943 prior to the arrival of the 392nd and...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Maxwell Farm, Cheshunt, Herts, UK 12 August 1944 – 12 August 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 February 2018 14:35:45 Lucy May Changes to person associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=42-95023&Submit6=Go

Date Contributor Update
16 September 2017 15:51:59 Rob in Norwich Changes to description and events
Sources

8th Air Force Historical Society website: 492nd BG (H) page and Liberator # 42-95023 on aircraft page. Rob Edwards

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

MACR 15227 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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