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42-100284

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 448th Bombardment Group was organized on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May 1943 at Gowen Field, near Boise, Idaho. The initial training of the air crews took place in Florida. The entire group was assembled Wendover Field, Utah. Both air and...

  • 714th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Earl Brown

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Hit by flak while bombing the target of Friedrichshafen, GR on 18 Mar 1944 and rapidly losing fuel, B-24 42-100284 turned towards Switzerland crash landed at Dubendorf. Interned.

  • Robert Carroll

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Hit by flak while bombing the target of Friedrichshafen on 18-Mar-44 and rapidly losing fuel, B-24 42-100284 turned towards Switzerland crash landed at Dubendorf. Interned. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Albert Childs

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. A/C Hit by flak while bombing the target of Friedrichshafen on 18-Mar-44 and rapidly losing fuel, B-24 42-100284 turned towards Switzerland crash landed at Dubendorf. Interned. Awards: AM, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Jack Edwards

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    Hit by flak while bombing the target of Friedrichshafen, GR on 18 Mar 1944 and rapidly losing fuel, B-24J #42-100284 turned towards Switzerland, crash landed at Dubendorf. Interned.

  • Milfred Hathaway

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 448th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Hit by flak while bombing the target of Friedrichshafen, Germany on 18-Mar-44 and rapidly losing fuel, B-24 42-100284 turned towards Switzerland crash landed at Dubendorf. Interned. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Hennessy

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 448th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. A/C Hit by flak while bombing the target of Friedrichshafen on 18-Mar-44 and rapidly losing fuel, B-24 42-100284 turned towards Switzerland crash landed at Dubendorf. Interned. MACR 3341 Escaped from Switzerland,...

  • Randall Laing

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. A/C Hit by flak while bombing the target of Friedrichshafen on 18-Mar-44 and rapidly losing fuel, B-24 42-100284 turned towards Switzerland crash landed at Dubendorf. Interned. Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Miltner

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. 9 x combat missions. Hit by flak while bombing the target of Friedrichshafen on 18-Mar-44 and rapidly losing fuel, B-24 42-100284 turned towards Switzerland crash landed at Dubendorf. Died later of flak injuries....

  • Melvin Schiefelbein

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. A/C Hit by flak while bombing the target of Friedrichshafen on 18-Mar-44 and rapidly losing fuel, B-24 42-100284 turned towards Switzerland crash landed at Dubendorf. Interned. Awards: AM (2OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Castleton Smith

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 448th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. 10 x combat missions. Hit by flak while bombing the target of Friedrichshafen on 18-Mar-44 and rapidly losing fuel, B-24 42-100284 turned towards Switzerland crash landed at Dubendorf. Interned. Whilst interned...

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Events

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

Revisions

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

MACR 3341 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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