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42-95233

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    Group
    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...

  • 732nd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Gordon Adee

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed at Oostduinkerke, Belgium in B-24 #42-95233 on June 24, 1944. He was the only survivor and was a POW.

  • George Baatz

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed at Wulpen-Oostduinkerke in B-24 #42-95233. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Harry Bartholomew

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed at Dunkirk In B-24 #4295233

  • Lloyd Bentley

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) shot down by flak and crashed at Dunkirk in B-24 #4295233

  • Howard Boxman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed at Dunkirk in B-24 #4295233

  • Bert Coffenberry

    Military | First Lieutenant | Nose Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed at Dunkirk in B-24 #4295233

  • Clyde Hathorne

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) shot down by flak and crashed at Dunkirk in B-24 #4295233

  • Edward Kemp

    Military | Major | Co-Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed at Dunkirk in B-24 #4295233

  • Cletus Morrow

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed at Dunkirk in B-24 #4295233

  • Joseph Prazenica

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) shot down by flak and crashed at Dunkirk in B-24 #4295233

Missions

  • 94

    24 June 1944

Places

  • Old Buckenham

    Military site : airfield
    Allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a bomber base in 1942, Old Buckenham was built during 1942-43 with three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. The station was the exclusive home for the 453rd Bomb Group, equipped...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Belgium 24 June 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 November 2015 22:55:24 MarcD Changes to markings
Sources

Book: Liberator crashed in Wulpen-Oostduinkerke in 1944 : reminiscence of a local war drama and an attempt to reconstruct the tragic event . Authors: Sylvain en Marc Demolder. Editer: Antwerpen : Marc Demolder, 2005. 41 p. : ill. ; 30 cm

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 6233 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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