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42-100312

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 445th Bomb Group

    445th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 445th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Tibenham, Norfolk. The crews' first mission was bombing U-boat installations at Kiel on 13 December 1943. The Group continued to hit strategic targets in Germany, including the aircraft components factory...

  • 701st Bomb Squadron
  • 703rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Frederick Aldrich

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down by 20mm cannon fire from fighers and crashed near Fulda, GR on the return from a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-100312. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Donald Banta

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down by 20mm cannon fire from fighers and crashed near Fulda, Germany on return from the mission to Gotha, Germany on 24 February 1944 in B-24J #42-100312. Killed in Action (KIA). His remains were never recovered and he is still listed as Missing...

  • Kenyon Brindley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down by 20mm cannon fire from fighers and crashed near Fulda, GR on the return from a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-100312. Killed in Action (KIA). AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

  • Jack Coy

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down by 20mm cannon fire from fighers and crashed near Fulda, GR on the return from a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-100312. Killed in Action (KIA). AM/ PH

  • Leroy Dunster

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down by 20mm cannon fire from fighers and crashed near Fulda, GR on the return from a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-100312. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Porter

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 445th Bomb Group

  • John Reinschmidt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down by 20mm cannon fire from fighers and crashed near Fulda, GR on the return from a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-100312. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • David Skjeie

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 445th Bomb Group

  • William Stochl

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down by 20mm cannon fire from fighers and crashed near Fulda, GR on the return from a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-100312. Killed in Action (KIA). AM/ PH

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 24 February 1944

Revisions

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

MACR 2560 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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