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IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

The smoking crash site of a B-24 Liberator of the 467th Bomb Group near Old Catton. Official caption printed on image: (33)(PLAC. MIS. ASSY)(22-1-45)(AC 393).' Handwritten caption on reverse: '22/1/45 467 BG B-24 crashed at Old Catton, killing all aboard.'

Connections

Units

  • 467th Bomb Group

    467th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 467th Bomb Group, or the "Rackheath Aggies" as they came to be known, flew B-24 Liberators on missions from April 1944. Its air crews became known for their accuracy and the Group had the best overall standing for accuracy within the Eighth Air...

People

  • Floyd Erickson

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Killed in Tommy Thumper II over England near Norwich when the engine failed during a steep turn on a practice mission. All crew were killed.

  • John McArthur

    Military | Flight Officer | Pilot
    Killed in Tommy Thumper II over England near Norwich when the engine failed during a steep turn on a practice mission. All crew were killed.

  • John O'Malley

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner; Radio Operator
    Killed in Tommy Thumper II over England near Norwich when the engine failed during a steep turn on a practice mission. All crew were killed.

  • James Prendergast

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot
    Killed in Tommy Thumper II over England near Norwich when the engine failed during a steep turn on a practice mission. All crew were killed.

  • Clarence Rachford

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner; Armorer
    Killed in Tommy Thumper II over England near Norwich when the engine failed during a steep turn on a practice mission. All crew were killed.

  • Leonard Rostkowski

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Killed in Tommy Thumper II over England near Norwich when the engine failed during a steep turn on a practice mission. All crew were killed.

  • Otto Stokes

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator
    Killed in Tommy Thumper II over England near Norwich when the engine failed during a steep turn on a practice mission. All crew were killed.

  • Franklin Wassow

    Military | Sergeant | Assistant Armorer/Gunner
    Killed in Tommy Thumper II over England near Norwich when the engine failed during a steep turn on a practice mission. All crew were killed. Sgt Wassow (born Wussow) was the child of two blind parents. He entered the service from Salina, Kansas.

Aircraft

  • 42-94811 Tommy Thumper II

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24H-FO 42-94811 'Tommy Thumper II' , 34th BG. Project Number 92537, 1944. Aircraft flew 41 missions from 23 May 1944 to 24 August 1944 with the 4th Bomb Squadron of the 34th Bomb Group out of Mendlesham. After the 34th BG transitioned to B-17s, the...

Missions

  • 805

    22 January 1945

Locations

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:28:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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