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42-100288

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...

  • 707th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Charles Buckingham

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 446th Bomb Group
    On 28 Jan 1944 on landing from an operational mission, B-24H #41-29147 'Sad Sack' landed short of the runway and crashed into a bank along a road. RTD. ...

  • Elmer Carlson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    On 28 Jan 1944 on landing from an operational mission, B-24H #41-29147 'Sad Sack' landed short of the runway and crashed into a bank along a road. RTD. ...

  • Richard Denton

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner, Tail Gunner; Asstistant Radio operator | 446th Bomb Group
    On 28 Jan 1944 on landing from an operational mission, B-24H #41-29147 'Sad Sack' landed short of the runway and crashed into a bank along a road. RTD. ...

  • Charles Jennings

    Military | Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Forced to ditch in the North Sea after being hit by flak and/or fighters on the return from an aborted mission to Genshagen on 6 Mar 1944 in B-24J #42-100288 'Maj. Hoople'. KIA.

  • Robert Kidwell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 446th Bomb Group
    On 28 Jan 1944 on landing from an operational mission, B-24H #41-29147 'Sad Sack' landed short of the runway and crashed into a bank along a road. RTD. ...

  • Norwood Mitchell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    On 28 Jan 1944 on landing from an operational mission, B-24H #41-29147 'Sad Sack' landed short of the runway and crashed into a bank along a road. RTD. ...

  • Theodore O'Shields

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Forced to ditch in the North Sea after being hit by flak and/or fighters on the return from an aborted mission to Genshagen on 6 Mar 1944 in B-24J #42-100288 'Maj. Hoople'. KIA.

  • Robert Paltz

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 446th Bomb Group
    On 28 Jan 1944 on landing from an operational mission, B-24H #41-29147 'Sad Sack' landed short of the runway and crashed into a bank along a road, Returned (RTD). ...

  • Alva Songer

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    On 28 Jan 1944 on landing from an operational mission, B-24H #41-29147 'Sad Sack' landed short of the runway and crashed into a bank along a road, Returned (RTD). ...

  • Earl Springstead

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    On 28 Jan 1944 on landing from an operational mission, B-24H #41-29147 'Sad Sack' landed short of the runway and crashed into a bank along a road. RTD. ...

Places

  • Bungay

    Military site : airfield
    From late November 1943, the three bases of Bungay, Seething and Hardwick were the stations of the 20th Combat Wing of the Eighth Air Force. The base had previously housed individual squadrons of the 310th Bomb Group (Twelfth Air Force) and of the 93rd...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 6 March 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 March 2021 22:07:22 jmoore43 Changes to place associations
Sources

Added an association to Bungay, the home base for the 466th BG.

Date Contributor Update
14 March 2021 21:23:44 jmoore43 Changes to nicknames
Sources

Added the A/C nickname listed in the "Summary biography" sections of several crew including the Pilot “Robert E Paltz”.

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

MACR 2966 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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