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Keith L Pearson

Military

Assigned to 734, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. On mission 13-Apr-44 in B-24 41-28629. Landed Dübendorf, Switzerland Interned (INT). MACR 3834.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command
    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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

Aircraft

  • 41-28629 Blondes Away

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 733BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 734, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission 13-Apr-44. Last seen 12 miles past IP heading across lake near Friedrickshafen in direction of Switzerland. Oil leak on #4 engine and oxygen...

Associated Place

  • Old Buckenham

    Military site : airfield
    Allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a bomber base in 1942, Old Buckenham was built during 1942-43 with three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. The station was the exclusive home for the 453rd Bomb Group, equipped...

Events

Event Location Date
Interned (INT) Dübendorf, Switzerland 13 April 1944

On mission 13-Apr-44 in B-24 41-28629. Landed Dübendorf, Switzerland Interned (INT). MACR 3834.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 August 2016 17:49:53 Al_Skiff Changes to biography
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29619641

Date Contributor Update
10 August 2016 17:49:34 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29619641

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:45 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 3834 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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