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42-95301

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 491st Bomb Group

    491st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 491st Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators in bombing missions over northern France and Germany from June 1944 until April 1945. Missions over Germany included bombing the headquarters of the German General Staff at Zossen. The Group was awarded a DUC...

  • 853rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Irwin Bennett

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    42-95301 B-24 ditched in Channel due to flak damage 11 June 1944. Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Harold Goad

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    B-24 42-95301 ditched in Channel due to flak damage 11 June 1944. Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Ralph Jackson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 491st Bomb Group
    B-24 42-95301 ditched in Channel due to flak damage 11-Jun-44. RTD.

  • Joseph Kelley

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    B-24 42-95301 ditched in Channel due to flak damage 11 June 1944. Killed in Action (KIA)

  • John Lamphear

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 491st Bomb Group
    B-24 42-95301 ditched in Channel due to flak damage 11-Jun-44. RTD.

  • James Mewbourne

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    B-24 #42-95301 ditched in Channel due to flak damage 11-Jun-44. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Woodrow Milligan

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak in B-24 #42-95301, ditched in Channel due to flak damage 11-Jun-44.

  • Warren Moore

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 491st Bomb Group
    11-June-44: ditched #42-95301 in Channel due to flak damage. 26-November-44: crashed #44-40205 'The Moose' at Gahrden, Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Everett Robbins

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 491st Bomb Group
    B-24 42-95301 ditched in Channel due to flak damage 11 June 1944. RTD.

  • John Taylor

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 491st Bomb Group
    B-24 #42-95301 ditched in Channel due to flak damage 11 June 1944. RTD. Five members of the crew were lost. The survivors returned to Metfield a few days later. Taylor went on to fly on 23 missions.

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Over Water (OW) English Channel 11 June 1944

Revisions

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

MACR 7859 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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