Flew two missions on D-Day. Two weeks later, on 6/20/44, immediately after dropping its bombs on a synthetic-oil refinery in Politz Germany, the "Mistah Chick" was disabled by flak and leaking fuel. Rather than setting down on German soil and becoming POWs, the Crew voted to risk an uncertain crossing of the Baltic Sea and try for neutral Sweden. With disabled hydraulics, they belly-landed in a field in/near Halmstad Sweden.....with no fatalities nor significant injuries.
After five months internment in Falun, Veto was repatriated to the USA, November 19, 1944. He finished his final year of service in Texas, USA, joined by his wife and newborn daughter. Upon his discharge, they drove home to Philadelphia PA, where Veto would begin his life-long career as a Master Printer.
B-24 Mistah Chick # 42100146 INT
Units served with
The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...
567th Bombardment Squadron, 24 December 1942 - 13 September 1945
Military site : airfield
Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...
||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
||3 August 1920
|Interned: Falun, Sweden
||20 June 1944 – 19 November 1944
||29 May 2013 – 20 June 1944