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B-24 41-28853 783BS, 465BG, 15AF [ pilot Clarence J Lokker ]. Lead plane on mission to bomb oil refinery in Blechammer, hit by flak in bomb bay. 20th November 1944. 5 x POW, 6 x KIA. MACR 9889.

Colourised by Royston Leonard from the UK

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Units

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 465th Bomb Group

    465th Bomb Group

    Group
    It was constituted as the 465th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 May 1943 ...

  • 783rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Paul Flynn

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Assigned to 783BS, 465BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) from raid on Oil refinery in Blechhammer, Germany. When B-24 42-28853 lost a wing over the target he was engulfed in the ensuing fireball. 20-Nov-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 9889. ...

  • Clarence Lokker

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Squadron Commander - Command Pilot
    Clarence Jack Lokker has answered that last call, and now stands on the “Plains of Valhalla” with others of that “long gray line” who await us all. ...

  • Edmund Miosky

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Radio Operator

  • Jack Rabkin

    Military | Sergeant | Top turret Gunner
    Assigned to 783BS, 465BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) from raid on Oil refinery in Blechhammer, Germany. When B-24 42-28853 lost a wing over the target he was unable to bail out. 20-Nov-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 9889. Awards: PH.

  • Grosvenor Rice

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Assigned to 783BS, 465BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) from raid on Oil refinery in Blechhammer, Germany. When B-24 42-28853 lost a wing over the target he was unable to bail out. 20-Nov-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 9889. ...

  • Joseph Whalen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Radar bombardier
    Assigned to 783BS, 465BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) from raid on Oil refinery in Blechhammer, Germany. When B-24 42-28853 lost a wing over the target, having been wounded by flak, was unable to bail out. 20-Nov-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 December 2016 15:23:39 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
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