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Hubert D Pfeiffer


Killed when B-24J #42-51343, Shazam. crashed after takeoff in cloudy weather with heavy icing. Cause not determined. There were no one survivors .


Units served with

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb 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...

  • 564th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-51343 Shazam

    B-24 Liberator
    Crashed after takeoff in Carr's Hill Wood, Costessey. Entire crew killed.

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...


Event Location Date
Born Illinois
Died Carr's Hill Wood, Costessey, Norfolk, UK 7 March 1945

Plot: Plot C Row 4 Grave 67


Date Contributor Update
20 May 2015 13:24:31 usxpat Changes to role, biography, events and place associations

Air Accident Report

Date Contributor Update
19 March 2015 17:10:10 usxpat Changes to service number, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations

Find A Grave Memorial# 56293343

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:21 AAM AAM ingest

Combat Chronology / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia