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B24 42-50703, Worry Bird

Connections

Units

  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    Group
    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...

  • 734th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Eldridge Amburn

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer
    Killed when his aircraft crashed and burned on return from Magdeburg at Bury's Hall Farm, Carleton Rode, 100 yards from the runway, in full view of all those who daily came to "sweat them in", following a mid-air collision with 42-95102, Spirit of...

  • Earle Check

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA). B-24 AC 42-50703 'Worry Bird'. Mid-air collision on formup.

  • Edward Erker

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Killed when his aircraft crashed and burned on return from Magdeburg at Bury's Hall Farm, Carleton Rode, 100 yards from the runway, in full view of all those who daily came to "sweat them in", following a mid-air collision with 42-95102, Spirit of...

  • James Sharp

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Nose Gunner
    Killed when his aircraft crashed and burned on return from Magdeburg at Bury's Hall Farm, Carleton Rode, 100 yards from the runway, in full view of all those who daily came to "sweat them in", following a mid-air collision with 42-95102, Spirit of...

  • Max Stump

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Killed in Action (KIA). B-24 AC 42-50703 'Worry Bird'. Mid-air collision on form up.

Aircraft

  • 42-50703 Worry Bird

    B-24 Liberator
    Crashed on 9 February 1945 at Bury's Hall Farm, Carleton Rode, 100 yards from the runway at Old Buckenham after a mid-air collision with SPIRIT OF NOTRE DAME (42-95102) which landed without crashing.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 May 2015 16:49:21 usxpat Created entry with caption and unit associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com/worry_bird-v1-2.htm

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