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B-24J 42-51343, Shazaam

Connections

Units

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 564th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Richard Angert

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Killed in Action (KIA). B-24J #42-51343 'Shazam'. Crashed after takeoff in cloudy weather with heavy icing. Cause not determined. No one survived .

  • George Benko

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Killed when B-24 42-51343, Shazam, crashed after takeoff in cloudy weather with heavy icing. Cause not determined. There were no survivors. ...

  • George Eckelbecker

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner
    Killed when B-24J #42-51343, Shazam. crashed after takeoff in cloudy weather with heavy icing. Cause not determined. There were no one survivors

  • James Hill

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner
    Killed when B-24J #42-51343, Shazam. crashed after takeoff in cloudy weather with heavy icing. Cause not determined. There were no survivors .

  • Dwayne Huebner

    Military | Sergeant
    Killed in Action (KIA) 7 March 1945

  • Marion Kaczmarek

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Killed when B-24J #42-51343, Shazam. crashed after takeoff in cloudy weather with heavy icing. Cause not determined. There were no one survivors .

  • John Luther

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner
    Killed when B-24J #42-51343, Shazam. crashed after takeoff in cloudy weather with heavy icing. Cause not determined. There were no survivors .

  • Hubert Pfeiffer

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer
    Killed when B-24J #42-51343, Shazam. crashed after takeoff in cloudy weather with heavy icing. Cause not determined. There were no one survivors .

  • Alan Whitehurst

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner
    Killed when B-24J #42-51343, Shazam. crashed after takeoff in cloudy weather with heavy icing. Cause not determined. There were no survivors .

  • Dale Williams

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA). B-24J #42-51343 'Shazam'. Crashed after takeoff in cloudy weather with heavy icing. Cause not determined. No one survived .

Aircraft

  • 42-51343 Shazam

    B-24 Liberator
    Crashed after takeoff in Carr's Hill Wood, Costessey. Entire crew killed.

Locations

  • Hethel

    Military site : airfield
    Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 March 2015 15:32:37 usxpat Created entry with caption, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Find A Grave Memorial# 98404581

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