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14 June 1944

Official description

Not yet known

Description

Mission #10. Bombed an airfield south of Brussels. Bob Martin flew in place of Hussong.

Mission details

1.

Description

ATTACK TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

B-24 Liberator

Notes

5 B-24s use Azon missiles against targets of opportunity

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 12.5 T

2.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 12 T

3.

Description

BOMB TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 41.5 T

4. BEAUVOIS (Primary)

Description

TRANSPORTATION TARGET

Aircraft type

B-24 Liberator

Notes

Not yet known

Units

  • 3rd Bomb Division

    3rd Bomb Division

    Division
    The 3rd Bomb Division was Constituted in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 3rd Air Division.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 125 T
Number of aircraft Sent 50

5. BRETIGNY (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes

Not yet known

Units

  • 1st Bomb Division

    1st Bomb Division

    Division
    The groups under the command of the 1st Bomb Wing came under the command of the 1st Bomb Division in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 1st Air Division.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 126.3 T
Number of aircraft Sent 502
Number of aircraft Effective 69

6. BRUSSELS/MELSBROEK (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

B-17 Flying Fortress

Notes

Not yet known

Units

  • 3rd Bomb Division

    3rd Bomb Division

    Division
    The 3rd Bomb Division was Constituted in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 3rd Air Division.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 141.80
Number of aircraft Sent 351
Number of aircraft Effective 61

7. CALLAS TRES (Opportunistic)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

B-24 Liberator

Notes

Not yet known

Units

  • 3rd Bomb Division

    3rd Bomb Division

    Division
    The 3rd Bomb Division was Constituted in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 3rd Air Division.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 31 T
Number of aircraft Sent 191
Number of aircraft Effective 12

8. CHATEAUDUN (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

B-24 Liberator

Notes

All the 2nd Bomb Division except the 445th Bomb Group took part. The attack on the oil refinery at Emmerich, Germany is the first time since 31 May 1944 that a target in Germany has been able to be bombed because of the weather.

Units

  • 2nd Bomb Division

    2nd Bomb Division

    Division
    The groups under the command of the 2nd Bomb Wing came under the command of the 2nd Bomb Division in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 2nd Air Division.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 215.3 T
Number of aircraft Sent 466
Number of aircraft Effective 103
Number of aircraft Damaged Beyond Repair 33

9. CHIEVRES (Opportunistic)

Description

TRANSPORTATION TARGET

Aircraft type

B-24 Liberator

Notes

Not yet known

Units

  • 3rd Bomb Division

    3rd Bomb Division

    Division
    The 3rd Bomb Division was Constituted in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 3rd Air Division.

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 214.30
Number of aircraft Sent 191
Number of aircraft Effective 70

10. COULOMMIERS (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 45.5 T

11. COXYDE (Opportunistic)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 17.5 T

12. CREIL (Opportunistic)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 45.7 T

13. CREIL (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 78.9 T

14. DENAIN DROUSEY (Opportunistic)

Description

TRANSPORTATION TARGET

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 7.6 T

15. DOMLEGER (Primary)

Description

INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 44 T

16. EINDHOVEN (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 63 T

17. EMMERICH (Primary)

Description

OIL REFINERY

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 175.6 T

18. ETAMPES (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 87.7 T

19. FLORENNES (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 327.20

20. HAM-SUR-SOMME (Primary)

Description

TRANSPORTATION TARGET

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

3rd Bomb Division B-24 Groups

Units

  • 34th Bomb Group

    34th Bomb Group

    Group
    After forming part of the American defence force, first on America's east coast and then on its west, the Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy...

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...

  • 487th Bomb Group

    487th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 487th Bomb Group began operations as preparations for D-Day were reaching their crescendo and played their part by bombing airfields in northern France. Like the 486th Bomb Group, the 487th switched to B-17 Flying Fortress for missions from 1...

  • 489th Bomb Group

    489th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 489th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Halesworth, Suffolk, for several months from May 1944 until later in the year. The Group flew tactical missions in support of ground forces in northern France. It was in this tactical role that the crews...

  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 490th Bomb Group, like the 486th and 487th Bomb Groups transitioned from flying B-24 Liberators to B-17 Flying Fortresses, which were used in combat missions from late August 1944. Based at Eye, Suffolk, the Group were focused in the early months...

  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 493rd Bomb Group were the last Eighth Air Force Group to become operational, flying their first combat mission from Debach, Suffolk, on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The Group was known as "the Fighting 493rd", named by their Commanding Officer Colonel...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 3.5 T

21. HAMM-SUR-SOMME (Primary)

Description

BRIDGE

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 17.5 T

22. LAON/ATHIES (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 99 T

23. LE CULOT (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 43.50

24. LILLE/VENDEVILLE (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 151.7 T

25. MELUN (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 82 T

26. NORMANDY (Opportunistic)

Description

TROOP SUPPRESSION NEAR BEACHES

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 10 T

27. ORLEANS/BRICY (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

Not yet known

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 182 T

28. PARIS/LE BOURGET (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

B-24 Liberator

Notes

Bad weather over Germany continues to suspend strategic operations. Thus, the 8th Air Force takes on tactical missions against airfield targets in France.

457th BG - MISSION NO. 66 - LE BOURGET, MELUN, VILLAROCHE, FRANCE

14 JUNE, 1944

Eighth Air Force reconnaissance revealed the Luftwaffe had committed a large number of fighters to the western front with principal bases to be in the larger airdromes in the Paris vicinity. Over 1500 heavy bombers were dispatched against eleven airfields in France and four in Belgium. The 457th committed sixty aircraft to the endeavor. It provided the entire 94th E Combat Wing, composed of thirty-six ships, to attack the Villaroche airfield located 20 miles southeast of Pans, near Melun. In addition, twelve ship high boxes were supplied to the 94th B and D Combat Wings, and were assigned to bomb the Le Bourget airdrome just north of Paris. Fifty-eight aircraft were airborne.

Lt. Col. Raymond L. Cobb was Air Commander of the lead E box with Lt. Malcolm E. Johnson as pilot. Major Theodore C. Hoffman led the high E box with Captain Donald E. Lady as pilot. Captain Wilbur D. Snow led the low E box with Lt. Mark R. Belcher as pilot. Major Jacob M. Dickinson led the high B box with Captain Edward B. Dozier as pilot. Major Fred A. Spencer led the high D box with Lt. Vinton H. Mays as pilot.

The 94th B Wing was third in the 1st Division formation of fourteen Combat Wings. As the Wing approached the target on the bomb run, heavy and accurate flak was encountered. The lead ship took a direct burst of flak under its tail. Just after bombs away a series of flak bursts hit the low squadron, causing serious damage to three planes.

The craft piloted by Lt. Charles R. Blackwell, on his 29th mission, was hit by a burst of flak, which knocked out three engines, caused the ship to drop out of formation and the crew to parachute from the craft.

The craft of Lt. William F. Rogers, on his 29th mission, took a burst of flak, knocking out No. 4 engine, piercing the gas tank and causing the mount of No. 3 engine to melt. The engine dropped off the plane. The craft dropped out of formation, went into a glide and the crew parachuted to the ground.

Lt. James P. LaPaze's craft took a hit underneath the ship, remained with the formation to the English Channel, where the crew bailed out. Shortly thereafter, the ship exploded in mid- air. Four crewmen, including Lt. LaPaze, were rescued by AirL Sea Rescue.

The 94th E Combat Wing, thirteenth in the Division formation, started the bomb run at Villaroche, abandoned it and started thirty-five minutes of 360 degree turns to the right. While the formation was doing a 360 degree turn, ten to fifteen enemy fighters made a head-on pass through the formation. The Deputy Wing lead plane was hit, knocking out an engine.

As it neared the bomb run, a hit by flak started a fire in the flares behind the cockpit. The rudder control cables were destroyed and the oxygen system was out. The pilot pushed the bail out signal, and thinking all the crew were out, exited the craft through the bomb bay.

The escape hatch in the nose would not open and the crew in the rear did not receive the bail out signal due to the communication system being inoperative.

Captain Raymond A. Syptak, flying as Deputy Wing Commander, took over the controls, brought the plane out of a dive, maneuvered back into position and completed the mission. On the return home a second engine went out, but he piloted the ship back to the Base. For his gallantry in action, Captain Syptak was decorated with the Silver Star. The citation which accompanied his decoration read in part:
"For gallantry in action against the enemy while leading a group of B- 17 Flying Fortresses on a bombardment mission over enemy occupied territory. Just prior to reaching the target, enemy fighters made a savage attack on his aircraft, knocking out one engine, damaging a second engine and completely destroying a large number of instruments. Expertly utilizing the power of the remaining engines, Major Syptak, determined to complete the mission, maneuvered back into the lead position and continued on the bombing run.

Over the target area, a direct flak hit destroyed the rudder control cables, punctured the oxygen supply tanks and started a raging fire inside the plane. Major Syptak ordered the crew to bail out. Unable to open the escape hatch in the nose compartment, Major Syptak, weak from lack of oxygen, struggled back to the cockpit and brought the stricken plane under control, while the engineer succeeded in extinguishing the flames. When the engineer's clothes caught fire, Major Syptak put out the flames with his bare hands. During the return journey a second engine went out entirely, but despite this added handicap, he piloted the aircraft back to England and made a safe landing. The gallantry, indomitable fighting spirit and superior flying skill displayed by Major Syptak, undoubtedly saved the lives of the crewmen trapped in the burning aircraft."

The engineer referred to in Captain Syptak's citation was the flight engineer, top turret gunner, Technical Sergeant Paul A. Birchen. Working without oxygen he picked up burning flares and oxygen tanks and threw them out of the plane, ripped burning wires from a junction box and beat out flames with his flak suit until he lost consciousness from lack of oxygen. After being revived, he returned to his task of fighting the flames and labored valiantly until the fire was extinguished. He then repaired some of the damage to the rudder control cable, which contributed to the success of the return to England and for the Fortress to land safely. For his gallantry inaction, Sgt. Birchen was also awarded the Silver Star.

During the bomb run, the lead ship of the E box, piloted by Lt. Malcolm E. Johnson and with the Wing Commander Lt. Col. Cobb on board, took a direct hit by flak, zoomed up through the high squadron, then spun down out of control before exploding.

While in the process of making the 360, the craft piloted by Lt. Roy W. Allen, the third aircraft in the lead squadron, was hit by fighters, two engines were knocked out and the ship was set afire. The crew successfully bailed out except for the bombardier, who was shot in the air as he descended.

The box lead was taken over by Lt. Benny M. Flowers, but it was too late to sight and drop bombs. The low and high boxes experienced difficulty in finding the target area. The D box approached Paris after the B box. The target appeared cloud covered and a 360 degree turn was made. The same conditions existed so a target of opportunity was sought. However, on the way around Le Bourget, the target was sighted and bombed. Flak was light over the target area but at Dieppe on the way out, flak damage was encountered. A total of 27 aircraft sustained damage.

For the day, bombing results were not good and the 457th had experienced another rough mission. Lt. Charles R. Blackwell was the copilot on the Dickinson crew, one of the four original crews. He was checked out as a first pilot at Glatton and during one period flew ten missions in 17 days. With the help of the French underground he evaded capture and was liberated by advancing Allied troops. Lt. Rogers also evaded capture. Lt. Allen attempted to evade capture and lived with the French underground until~ captured. He was sent to Buchenwald as a spy and saboteur before being sent to a POW camp.

The following crews were lost on this date:
Lt Charles R. Blackwell
Lt William F. Rogers
Lt James P.LaPaze
Lt Malcome E. Johnson
Lt Roy W. Allen

Units

  • 1st Bomb Division

    1st Bomb Division

    Division
    The groups under the command of the 1st Bomb Wing came under the command of the 1st Bomb Division in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 1st Air Division.

  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 322.2 T

29. ST.TROND (Primary)

Description

AIRFIELD

Aircraft type

Not yet known

Notes

3rd Bomb Division B-17 Groups

Units

  • 100th Bomb Group

    100th Bomb Group

    Group
    "The Bloody Hundredth", so-called because of a reputation for losing a high number aircraft and crews, flew B-17s from Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk. Their losses were not the highest of any Eighth Air Force Group but on several occasions the Group lost many...

  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces...

  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...

  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...

  • 487th Bomb Group

    487th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 487th Bomb Group began operations as preparations for D-Day were reaching their crescendo and played their part by bombing airfields in northern France. Like the 486th Bomb Group, the 487th switched to B-17 Flying Fortress for missions from 1...

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942; Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 96th Bomb Group

    96th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 96th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses to targets across occupied Europe from May 1943 to April 1945. ...

Mission Statistics

Tonnage dropped 70.30

Service

People

  • Robert Allison

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Flew 26 missions on 'Mission Bell', was wounded on 26th mission. Purple Heart, 4 Air Medals

  • Orville Brewer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 493rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 June 1944 in AC #4252750. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • William Brooks

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    St. Dizier, France 24 Mar 1944; Brunswick, Germany 8 April 1944; Hamm, Germany 22 April 1944; Leipheim, Germany 24 April 1944; Paderborn, Germany 26 April 1944; Siracourt, France 27 April 1944; Mimoyecque, France 28 April 1944; Liege, France 1 May 1944...

  • Lothrop Caldwell

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 493rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 June 1944 in AC 42-52750. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Herman Cohen

    Military | Sergeant | Nose Turret Gunner | 493rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 June 1944 in AC #42-52750. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Lee Conner

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    Lee's original aircraft was named "Do Bunny", after his soon to be wife, Doris Christianson (Frank Christianson's sister). However; upon arrival at Wales, the aircraft they named was given to another crew.

  • Morgan Cox

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • Coleman Duncan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 493rd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) on 14 June 1944. Stalag Luft III, Dulag Luft, Stalag VIIA ETO Ribbon/ POW Medal

  • Nicholas Duncan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group

  • Charles Dye

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 493rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 June 1944 in B-24 #4252750. Prisoner of War (POW).

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Aircraft

  • 42-102589

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 17/3/44; Gr Island 6/4/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 30/4/44; On a local flight 9/7/44 with Doug McArthur, Co-pilot: Stamos Zades, Navigator: George Mille, Bombardier: Chas meyer, Flight engineer/top turret...

  • 42-107062 Worry Bird/Miss Bea Haven

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 9/2/44; Rapid City 2/3/44; Dow Fd 3/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 25/4/44; no ops, transferred 562BS/388BG Knettishall 29/4/44 WORRY BIRD; Returned to the USA Bradley 8/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 29/11/45;...

  • 42-31681

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 6/12/43; Kearney 17/12/43; New Castle 8/1/44; Presque Is 9/1/44; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-G] Horham 24/1/44; 39m, Missing in Action Berlin 14/6/44 with Goodwin Wells, Co-pilot: Orman Young, Navigator: Bill Shafer, Bombardier: Kirby...

  • 42-38013 "NEVADA AVENGER"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; New Castle 10/12/43; Presque Is 15/12/43; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-C] Grafton Underwood 21/1/44; sal battle damaged 27/4/44. NEVADA AVENGER. ...

  • 42-38052 Lucky Stehley Boy, Hotshot Green

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17G-25-DL 42-38052 was one of 2,400 B-17 Flying Fortress four-engine heavy bombers built under license by the Douglas Aircraft Company at Long Beach, California from 1943 to 1945. -052 was delivered to the U.S. Army Air Forces on Christmas Eve, 24...

  • 42-39993 Hells Angels Out Of Chute 13

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 26/10/43; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-C] Deenethorpe 1/1/44; 118m landing accident at base with Jim Nolan 7/5/45; sal 2 SAD Watton, Nfk 8/5/45. HELL’S ANGELS OUT OF CHUTE 13 aka GROSSLY INADEQUATE. ...

  • 42-52750

    B-24 Liberator
    Shot down by Flak on the 14 June 1944 mission to Laon, France. Crashed near Steene (Nord Department), France. Pilot : Orville H. Brewer Jr; Co-Pilot Lothrop Caldwell; Navigator Wilfred N. Hansen; Bombardier Coleman C. Duncan; Radio Operator/Gunner...

  • 42-97188

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8 February 1944; Grand Island 20 February 1944; Grenier 22 March 1944; Assigned 544BS/384BG [SU-A] Grafton Underwood 6 April 1944. ...

  • 42-97206 Woolf Pack

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/2/44; Gr Island 25/2/44; Presque Is 10/3/44; Assigned 452BG Deopham Green 16/3/44; damaged in taxi collision with 42-107225 at Hardwick Afd 7/6/44; Missing in Action Frankfurt 25/9/44 with Gaston Efird, Co-pilot: Bruce Merickle,...

  • 42-95021 San Antonio Rose

    B-24 Liberator

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 January 2017 01:55:30 cmckeever Changes to description and person associations
Sources

Daughter - Carol Rollinger McKeever

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2015 11:34:55 general ira snapsorter Changes to event
Sources

Mission details added courtesy of Diane Elizabeth Reese from 457th Bomb Group Mission Documents. http://www.457thbombgroup.org/

Date Contributor Update
02 March 2015 16:47:46 Emily Changes to event
Sources

Freeman, The Mighty Eighth War Diary, P. 266

Date Contributor Update
02 March 2015 16:39:36 Emily Changes to event
Sources

Freeman, The Mighty Eighth War Diary, P. 266

Date Contributor Update
02 March 2015 16:36:46 Emily Changes to event
Sources

Freeman, The Mighty Eighth War Diary, P. 266

Date Contributor Update
02 March 2015 16:32:07 Emily Changes to event
Sources

Freeman, The Mighty Eighth War Diary, P. 266

Date Contributor Update
02 March 2015 16:10:55 Emily Changes to event
Sources

Freeman, The Mighty Eighth War Diary, P. 266

Date Contributor Update
02 March 2015 16:07:18 Emily Changes to event
Sources

Freeman, The Mighty Eighth War Diary, p. 266

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2015 16:04:45 Emily Changes to event
Sources

Added B-24 to aircraft type based on information in Freeman, Mighty Eighth War Diary, p. 266.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:43:06 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Lee Cunningham, 8th Air Force missions research database / Stan Bishop's 'Losses of the US 8th and 9th Air Forces', the Combat Chronology of the US Army Air Forces and the work of Roger Freeman including the 'Mighty Eighth War Diary'.

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