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Oberhinkofen

Crash site

Detailed history

On 21 April 1945 B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-95592) "Black Cat" became the last heavy bomber to be shot down in the European Theatre of Operations.

The aircraft was hit by flak on a mission to Regensburg and the wing broke off. Three men were seen to escape, but the rest perished when the ship crashed.

A memorial near Oberhinkofen now marks the site of the crash. It is cared for a residents of Oberhinkofen, who sometimes place a candle at the site.

Connections

People

  • Jerome Barrett

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer/Top Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Regensburg in B-24 'Black Cat' #4295592

  • John Brennan

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Right Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Regensburg in B-24 'Black Cat' #4295592

  • Richard Farrington

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Regensburg in B-24 'Black Cat' #4295592

  • Howard Goodner

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group
    Flew B-24 'The Black Cat. ' Killed in Action (KIA) crashed at Regensburg. He had no parachute and came down in a free fall alongside bombs and oxygen tanks, spinning toward the Bavarian village of Scharmassing. He landed in a field outside town, his...

  • Christ Manners

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Regensburg on 21 Apr 45 in B-24 'Black Cat' #4295592

  • John Murphy

    Military | First Lieutenant | Radar (H2X) Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Regensburg in B-24 'Black Cat' #4295592 ...

  • George Noe

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilotage Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Regensburg in B-24 'Black Cat' #4295592

  • John Perella

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    Originally a member of the Earl H. Beitler Crew (Crew #768), Perella was flying with the Richard Farrington Crew (Crew #487) when he was KIA on 21 April 1945

  • Robert Peterson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner, Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Waist Gunner in the Farrington B-24 Crew; Frequently Lead Crew. Flew 23 combat missions in cluding the Battle of the Bulge. Aboard the B-24 'Black Cat' when the plane became the last American B-24 shot down over Europe. Nine crew Killed in Action (KIA)...

  • John Regan

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Regenburg in B-24 'Black Cat' #4295592

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Aircraft

  • 42-95592 Black Cat

    B-24 Liberator
    On 21 April 1945 B-24 Liberator "Black Cat" became the last heavy bomber to be shot down in the European Theatre of Operations. ...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 March 2020 11:17:27 Emily Changes to name, known as, latitude, longitude and history
Sources

Changed location & name of crash site based off information provided by R Staubach, a resident of Oberhinkofen, near Regensburg.

Date Contributor Update
14 October 2018 19:36:57 Emily Changes to latitude, longitude, history and person associations
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Missing Air Crew Report 14182 via Fold 3

Date Contributor Update
14 October 2018 15:58:18 Emily Created entry with name, person associations, aircraft associations, mission associations and media associations
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Information from photos provided by Karen Seidler
Additional information copied from Black Cat aircraft record

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