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714th Bomb Squadron

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  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

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    The 448th Bomb Group was a B-24 Liberator Group that flew out of Seething, Norfolk. The Group flew their first mission on the 22nd December 1943 and over the next eighteen months the air crews flew 262 missions over occupied Europe. These bombing...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Seething 25 November 1943 – 5 July 1945

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People

  • Marshall Adamson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) shot down by flak and crashed near Vez on 6/27/44 in B-24 #4250344

  • Norwood Adler

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    25 missions from December 1944 to April 1945. Bailed out 15 February over England. Rubber raft came out of stowed position and wrapped around horizontal stabilizer. Pilot was Harlyn Schroeder. Co-pilot was Delwin Roorda. They crashed with plane, near...

  • Arthur Albrecht

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | 448th Bomb Group
    Missions: 1945 - Jan 14 Hallendorf; 16 Dresden; 29 Munster; Feb 3 Magdeburg; 9 Magdeburg; 14 Magdeburg; 25 Aschaffenburg Air Medal

  • George Alexander

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Top Turret Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Lauenburg in B-24 #4450838

  • Donald Allen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 19 May 1944 in B-24 #4252638 'SKEETER II'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Harry Allen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Lauenburg in B-24 #4450838

  • Russell Alvis

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Namur in B-24 'Lady Lora' #4250799

  • Bernard Anderson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-24 #4252105. Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Carl Anderson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-24 41-28609. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: PH.

  • Louis Babini

    Military | Corporal | Left Waist Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Hit by flak and crashed at Gerwisch in B-24 #4250459

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Aircraft

  • 41-28588 'Sad Sack'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Ludwigshaven. Shot down Lt Detlef Grossfuss in Fw 190A-6 of JG 2/2y at Pontoise, France. 30-Dec-43 crew baled out. 9 x POW. 1 x KIA. MACR 4176.

  • 41-28599

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Ludwigshaven shot down 30-Dec-43, 6 x crew baled out, pilot, copilot, radio operator and engineer remained with A/C, with only the engineer surviving the crash. 7 x POW, 3 x KIA....

  • 41-28609

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to marshalling yards at Osnabruck hit by OberstLeutnant Peter Jenne JG 26/I killing Sgt Richard B Leing in the tail turret. Subsequently exploded in mid air. 2 x POW, 8 x KIA. MACR 2422.

  • 41-28925

    B-24 Liberator

  • 41-28945

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-100284

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-100414

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-110044

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-50459

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-50648

    B-24 Liberator

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 April 2015 03:25:49 EMBLEMHUNTER Changes to media associations
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my photo

Date Contributor Update
13 January 2015 16:13:42 rossingtonj Changes to type, insignia, aircraft types and stations
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Seething Control Tower Museum: http://www.seethingtower.org/448-714th.php

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:51 AAM AAM ingest
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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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