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42-100117

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 392nd Bomb Group

    392nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 392nd Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Wendling, Norfolk from August 1943 until April 1945. They were the first Group allocated B-24H Liberators, the first B-24 series fitted with a nose turret on the production line. The adaptation increased...

  • 579th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Carl Anderson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 392nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed N of Freiburg/Breisgau, GR on 18 Mar 1944 in B-24J #42-100117. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Norbert Bandura

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 392nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed N of Freiburg/Breisgau, GR on 18 Mar 1944 in B-24J #42-100117. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Clarence Coveney

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 392nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed N of Freiburg/Breisgau, GR on 18 Mar 1944 in B-24J #42-100117. Prisoner of War (POW). Spent 13 months in Stalag-17b.

  • Michael Cugini

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 392nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed N of Freiburg/Breisgau, GR on 18 Mar 1944 in B-24J #42-100117. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Ralph Huffman

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 392nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed N of Freiburg/Breisgau, GR on 18 Mar 1944 in B-24J #42-100117. Killed in Action (KIA). AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, PH

  • Nathan Maylander

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 392nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed N of Freiburg/Breisgau, GR on 18 Mar 1944 in B-24J #42-100117. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • William McGuire

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 392nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed N of Freiburg/Breisgau, GR on 18 Mar 1944 in B-24J #42-100117. Killed in Action (KIA). AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Frank Richardson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 392nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed N of Freiburg/Breisgau, GR on 18 Mar 1944 in B-24J #42-100117. Killed in Action (KIA). AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster

  • William Sharpe

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 392nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed N of Freiburg/Breisgau, GR on 18 Mar 1944 in B-24J #42-100117. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Frank Wallace

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 392nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed N of Freiburg/Breisgau, GR on 18 Mar 1944 in B-24J #42-100117. Killed in Action (KIA).

Places

  • Wendling

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Wendling was home to the 392nd Bomb Group from 1943 to 1945. Built in 1942, it was originally planned to be an RAF Bomber Command airfield. Improvement and expansion works were carried out in 1942 and 1943 prior to the arrival of the 392nd and...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 18 March 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 December 2017 21:32:17 liberator1944.4.11 Changes to nicknames
Sources

B24.net archives

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 3329 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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