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George M Rice

Military

Shot down by fighters and crashed near Brotterode on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24H #41-29149 '4Q2'. Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

People

  • Jerome Aronov

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Brotterode on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24H #41-29149 '4Q2'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Philip Costain

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 445th Bomb Group
    West Point graduate, Class of 1942. Shot down by fighters and crashed near Brotterode on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24H #41-29149 '4Q2'. Killed in Action (KIA). ...

  • William Daly

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Brotterode on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24H #41-29149 '4Q2'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Elroy Enlow

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Brotterode on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24H #41-29149 '4Q2'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • William Johnson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Brotterode on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24H #41-29149 '4Q2'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Joseph McManamon

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Brotterode on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24H #41-29149 '4Q2'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Fred Shell

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Brotterode on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24H #41-29149 '4Q2'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Ronald Short

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Brotterode on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24H #41-29149 '4Q2'. Killed in Action (KIA).

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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. ...

  • 2nd Air Division

    2nd Air Division

    Division
    In December 1944, the 2nd Bomb Division was redesginated the 2nd Air Division.

  • 2nd Combat Bomb Wing
  • 445th Bomb Group

    445th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 445th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Tibenham, Norfolk. The crews' first mission was bombing U-boat installations at Kiel on 13 December 1943. The Group continued to hit strategic targets in Germany, including the aircraft components factory...

  • 700th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 233 BIG WEEK - DAY 5

    24 February 1944
    BIG WEEK resumes with full intensity against the German aircraft industry. Bomber tactics are changed slightly in that each Air Division will be directed at more widely dispersed primary targets whoch it is thought will frustrate concentration...

Associated Place

  • Tibenham

    Military site : airfield
    Tibenham was built in 1941-1942 by W and C French Ltd with a standard 2,000 yard main runway, and two other runways both 1,400 feet in length. Accommodation was provided for a full USAAF heavy bomber group in dispersed sites. Personnel of the 320th...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Cragford, Alabama, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 24 February 1944
Died 24 February 1944
Buried Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 February 2021 21:14:39 ktm Changes to place associations
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National Archives

Date Contributor Update
07 February 2021 21:13:24 ktm Changes to unit associations and mission associations
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National Archives

Date Contributor Update
07 February 2021 21:10:50 ktm Changes to person associations
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national archives

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2557 / MACR 2557, Losses of the 8th 7 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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