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Harold J Blumencranz

Military

Crashed near Unterweit on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24H #41-29117 'Lady Marie'. Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

Units served with

  • 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...

  • 702nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-29117 Lady Marie

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 "LADY MARIE" SHOT DOWN OVER GERMANY ON 24 FEB 1944 ...

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 Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died Sünna, 36404 Unterbreizbach, Deutschland 24 February 1944
Buried New York, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 July 2017 15:46:14 Lucy May Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, events and place associations
Sources

Brought in information from duplicate record. Source:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2555, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces

Date Contributor Update
02 September 2015 21:35:27 Huttich Changes to surname
Sources

Book: Lothar Günther - Missionen und Schicksale: im Luftkrieg über Südwest-Thüringen 1944/45

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:06 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 2555 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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