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42-100146

B-24 Liberator

The B-24J, named, Mistah Chick, 42-100146, piloted by Ralph I. Leslie, was flak damaged on a mission over Europe and crash landed in Sweden. Transferred from the 564th Bomb Squadron (YO E) to the 567th Bomb Squadron (HP U) in March 1944.

Mistah Chick, was interned in Sweden after the June 20,1944 mission to Politz,Germany. All 10 crewmen and one passenger unhurt. MACR 5924. Interned 20 Jun 44, INT-SWE. MACR 5924

- Interned by Sweden 20 Jun 44. INT-SWE. MACR 5924

Crewmen on Mistah Chick :

2nd. Lt. Ralph l. Leslie - Pilot - 2nd. Lt. Ralph Williams - Copilot (died Jan 20 1994) -
2nd. Lt. Veto A. Iavecchia - Bombardier -

Service

Units

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 567th Bomb Squadron

    567th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    567th Bombardment Squadron, 24 December 1942 - 13 September 1945 ...

People

  • Charles Campbell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and landed in Sweden on 6/20/44 in B-24 'Mistah Chick' #42-100146, Interned (INT).

  • Eugene Garner

    Military | Staff Sergeant | B-24 Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Crew member Staff Sgt. Eugene Robert Garner flew on Operation Tidal Wave. He was assigned as part of a replacement crew from the 8th Air Force, for John Young's B-24D, Kickapoo, from the 344th Bomb Squadron, the 98th Bomb Group, and the 9th Air Force....

  • Donald Hudspeth

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak on 6/20/44 and landed in Sweden in B-24 Mistah Chick #42100146 INT

  • Veto Iavecchia

    Military | Second Lieutenant | B-24 Bombardier | 389th Bomb Group
    Lt. Veto Iaveccia flew two missions on D-Day. Two weeks later, on June 20, 1944, immediately after dropping its bombs on a synthetic-oil refinery in Politz Germany, the B-24J, Mistah Chick, was damaged by flak and began leaking fuel. Rather than...

  • Ralph Leslie

    Military | Colonel | B-24 Command Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Ralph Leslie's B-24 bomber, Mistah Chick, 42-100146, was damaged by flak on a combat mission over Europe and landed in Sweden, where his plane and crew were interned by the Swedes. 6 20 44. INT

  • Neil Park

    Military | Staff Sergeant | B-24 Ball Turret Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Staff Sergeant Neil Park was a ball turret gunner in the B-24J, Mistah Chick, 42-100146, piloted by Ralph Leslie, and was shot down by flak after a mission over Europe. His plane, damaged by the flak hits, crash landed in Sweden and was interned by...

  • George Rake

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak on 6/20/44 and landed in Sweden in B-24 'Mistah Chick' # 42-100146 Interned (INT).

  • Robert Rumery

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and landed in Sweden on 6/20/44 in B-24 Mistah Chick #42100146 INT

  • James Ryan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | B-24 Navigator | 389th Bomb Group
    2nd Lt. James Ryan was the navigator on the B-24J, Mistah Chick, 42-100146, when it was damaged by flak over Europe and crash landed and was interned in Sweden. 6 20 44. INT - SWE. MACR 5924 - Pilot Ralph I. Leslie

  • Ralph Williams

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    B-24J #42-100369 collided with another B-24 and crashed south of Ilketshal St Margaret, Suffolk during a practice formation flight on 2 Mar 1944. RTD. Damaged by flak and landed in Sweden on 6/20/44, Interned

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Places

  • Hethel

    Military site : airfield
    Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 20 June 1944

Crash landed in Sweden due to flak damage over Europe. Aircraft and crewmen were interned by the Swedes. 20 Jun 1944. INT-SWE.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 January 2022 10:27:03 Kickapoo Changes to description
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Details added. - Kickapoo

Date Contributor Update
18 January 2022 10:11:34 Kickapoo Changes to description
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Best web - B-24 - Mistah Chick

Date Contributor Update
18 January 2022 09:48:20 Kickapoo Changes to markings
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Best Web - B-24J - 42-100146 - 42-100146

Date Contributor Update
18 January 2022 09:43:53 Kickapoo Changes to markings
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Best web - B-24 - 42-100146 - Mistah Chick

Date Contributor Update
18 January 2022 09:32:28 Kickapoo Changes to description and events
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Added details. - Kickapoo

Date Contributor Update
18 January 2022 07:54:11 Kickapoo Changes to unit associations
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Best Web - B-24J - 42-100146 - Mistah Chick

Date Contributor Update
18 January 2022 07:42:54 Kickapoo Changes to nicknames and description
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B-24J - B-24 - 42-100146 - Mistah Chick

Date Contributor Update
06 February 2018 16:49:50 2nd Air Division Memorial Library Changes to nicknames
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2nd Air Division Memorial Library

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

MACR 5924 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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