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Bernard L McManamen

Military

Last seen crossing the coast with one engine feathered on a mission to Brandenburg, GR on 9 Mar 1944, B-24H 41-28611 'Baby Shoes' crashed N or Arendonk, Belgium. Prisoner of War (POW).

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


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

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 448th Bomb Group was a B-24 Liberator Group that flew out of Seething, Norfolk. The Group flew their first mission on the 22nd December 1943 and over the next eighteen months the air crews flew 262 missions over occupied Europe. These bombing...

  • 712th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-28611 'Baby Shoes'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 712BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Brandenburg, Germany. Last seen crossing the coast with one engine feathered 9-Mar-44, crashed Nth of Arendonk, Belgium. 1 x RTD, 9 x POW. MACR 3339.

Associated Place

  • Seething

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Seething had three concrete runways, 51 hardstandings of both loop and 'frying-pan’ types, and two T2 hangars, one on each side of the airfield. It was home to the 448th Bomb Group, equipped with...

  • Stalag Luft IV

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Lived in Flint, Michigan, USA 1941
Prisoner of War (POW) Tychowo, Poland 9 March 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Baled out Arendonk, Belgium

Last seen crossing the coast with one engine feathered on a mission to Brandenburg, GR on 9 Mar 1944, B-24H 41-28611 'Baby Shoes' crashed N or Arendonk, Belgium. POW.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 March 2019 15:32:30 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and events
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
- MACR 3339;
- Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces

Date Contributor Update
09 August 2016 15:44:18 Al_Skiff Changes to surname, middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28629227

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:31 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 3339 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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