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705th Bomb Squadron

Squadron

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  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Bungay

Connections

People

  • Clayton Addy

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 May 1944 in B-24 #41-29140 'Banger'. Evaded.

  • Lewis Ahlin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 446th Bomb Group
    Flew 35 missions

  • Dean Aitken

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    B-24 'Do-Jim-Don' #42-94859 shot down by flak and fighter aircraft, crashed near Rennes 12 June 1944. Killed in Action (KIA)

  • James Anderson

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 446th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 705BS, 446BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) in B-24 41-28814 Operation Varsity; shot down by ground fire at low level, A/C crashed near Wesel. Reluctantly baled out, chute not known to have opened. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 13537 ...

  • Jerome Andrews

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 446th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed on takeoff It took off in the fog and crashed, three crew members were injured, the rest of the crew escaped unhurt, only the pilot Andrews was killed.

  • Robert Andrews

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 May 1944 in B-24 #41-29140 'Banger'. Evaded.

  • Joe Araiza

    Military | 446th Bomb Group

  • Joel Araiza

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Damaged by flak and landed in Sweden on 6/20/44 in B-24 #4294765 INT

  • Carl Backlund

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Had mechanical failure and crashed near Saarbrucken on 21 July 1944 in B-24 42-52157. Killed in Action.

  • Albert Balkcom

    Military | Staff Sergeant | right waist gunner | 446th Bomb Group

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Aircraft

  • 41-28814

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 705BS, 446BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) supply mission to Wesel with Dale Beasley crew; shortly after supplies dropped and while at 300ft, A/C hit by 20mm AAA flak, causing fire to break out between No. 1 and 2 engines. Bail out...

  • 41-29140 Banger

    B-24 Liberator

  • 41-29151 Joker

    B-24 Liberator

  • 41-29292

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-100315 Quivering Box

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24J "Quivering Box of 446th Bomb Group / 705th Bomb Squadron was hit by Flak on return from the 21 July 1944 mission to Munich, Germany. One engine caught fire imediately and another stopped. According to a statement in the Missing Air Crew Report ...

  • 42-50477

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-51257

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-51532 Hot Rock

    B-24 Liberator
    MACR 9572

  • 42-52598

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-52772

    B-24 Liberator

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Citations

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 December 2019 01:05:54 Hugh Gaspar Changes to media associations
Sources

Cherry B24H 42-51184 and crew including Clarence J. Gaspar (second from left kneeling)

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:46:01 rossingtonj Changes to type
Sources

Type added.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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