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  • 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 allocated B-24H Liberators, the first B-24 series fitted with a nose turret on the production line. The an adaptation ...

People

  • James Barton

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    hit by flak, trying to get back to base their B-24 'Alfred' #427485, lost 3 engines but got them restarted, lost fuel and realized they might have to ditch in North Sea. Did make it back to land and crashed near Sheringham Injured.

  • Donald Belden

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA), hit by flak, trying to get back to base their B-24 'Alfred' #427485, lost 3 engines but got them restarted, lost fuel and realized they might have to ditch in North Sea. Did make it back to land and crashed near Sheringham. ...

  • Arthur Cound

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Killed in Action (KIA), hit by flak, trying to get back to base their B-24 'Alfred' #42-7485, lost 3 engines but got them restarted, lost fuel and realized they might have to ditch in North Sea. Did make it back to land and crashed near Sheringham,

  • Earl Johnson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner
    Hit by flak, trying to get back to base. Their B-24 'Alfred,' #427485, lost 3 engines but got them restarted; lost fuel and realized they might have to ditch in North Sea. Did make it back to land and crashed near Sheringham. Injured.

  • Parke Kent

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Hit by flak, trying to get back to base. Their B-24 'Alfred' #42-7485, lost 3 engines but got them restarted; lost fuel and realized they might have to ditch in North Sea. Did make it back to land and crashed near Sheringham. Injured. Later was shot...

  • Edward Murphy

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA), hit by flak, trying to get back to base their B-24 'Alfred' #42-7485, lost 3 engines but got them restarted, lost fuel and realized they might have to ditch in North Sea. Did make it back to land and crashed near Sheringham....

  • Virgil Thomson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Killed in Action (KIA), hit by flak, trying to get back to base their B-24 'Alfred' #42-7485, lost 3 engines but got them restarted, lost fuel and realized they might have to ditch in North Sea. Did make it back to land and crashed near Sheringham.

  • Lester Wagner

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer
    Entered service at New Cumberland, PA September 1942. Joined 392nd October 1943. Rank at end of WW II was T/Sergeant. Pilot-Colby Waugh. Discharged June 1951. hit by flak, trying to get back to base their B-24 'Alfred' #42-7485, lost 3 engines but got...

  • Colby Waugh

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA), hit by flak, trying to get back to base their B-24 'Alfred' #42-7485, lost 3 engines but got them restarted, lost fuel and realized they might have to ditch in North Sea. Did make it back to land and crashed near Sheringham.

  • Henry Wilk

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner; Armorer
    Hit by flak, trying to get back to base, their B-24 'Alfred,' #427485, lost 3 engines but got them restarted; lost fuel and realized they might have to ditch in North Sea. Did make it back to land and crashed near Sheringham. Injured. . He is the...

Aircraft

  • 42-7485 Alfred

    B-24 Liberator
    “Was named by the Layton crew after the cartoons in Collier’s magazine depicting a none too smart swabbie named “Alfred”. T/Sgt Marion H. Derey was the crew chief. “ (b24.net) The aircraft was badly damaged during a combat mission to Kiel. The pilot...

Locations

  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 April 2015 15:06:27 usxpat Created entry with caption, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://eastangliamemorials.blogspot.co.uk/
Photo taken 3 October 2012, Gary Atkins

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