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Andrew Boreske Jr

Military

Ran out of fuel and crashed at Noyelles on 11-Jul-44 in B-24 41-28713 Evaded (EVD).

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Homer Badgett

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Homer Badgett was co-pilot on B-24 Serial 41-28713 of 389th Bomber Group / 564th Bomber Squadron, short on fuel on return from Badgett's 17th mission on 11 July 1944 to the Munich marshalling yards. ...

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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. ...

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    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...

  • 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...

  • 564th Bomb Squadron
  • 733rd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-28713

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 Serial 41-28713 of 389th Bomber Group / 564th Bomber Squadron, short on fuel on return from the mission of 11 July 1944 to the Munich marshalling yards. The plane exploded and crashed near Noyelles-lès-Seclin, about 5km southwest of Lille, France ...

Associated Place

  • Hethel

    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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Carnegie, PA 15106, USA
Lived in Fort Worth, Texas, USA 1941
Evaded Noyelles, 62550 Bours, France 11 July 1944

Ran out of fuel and crashed at Noyelles on 11-Jul-44 in B-24 41-28713 Evaded (EVD).

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 June 2017 14:52:54 general ira snapsorter Changes to role, events and unit associations
Sources

Merged with duplicate entries to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
- MACR 7491;
- The Liberator Men of Old Buc

Date Contributor Update
16 August 2016 17:20:27 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29403974

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:41 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 7491 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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