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42-100332

B-24 Liberator

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...

  • 566th Bomb Squadron

    566th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Constituted 566th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 19 Dec. 1942. Activated on 24 Dec. 1942. Inactivated on 13 Sept. 1945. Campaigns: Air Offensive, Europe; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air...

People

  • Paul Adams

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    After bombs away on a mission to Friedrichshafen, GR on 16 Mar 1944, B-24J #42-100332 'Galloping Katie' was forced to feather and engine and losing altitude and landed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • John Antl

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    After bombs away on a mission to Friedrichshafen, GR on 16 Mar 1944, B-24J #42-100332 'Galloping Katie' was forced to feather and engine and losing altitude and landed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • Sheldon Bray

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    After bombs away on a mission to Friedrichshafen, GR on 16 Mar 1944, B-24J #42-100332 'Galloping Katie' was forced to feather and engine and losing altitude and landed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • Roland Colgate

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 389th Bomb Group

  • Dean Cook

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    After bombs away on a mission to Friedrichshafen, GR on 16 Mar 1944, B-24J #42-100332 'Galloping Katie' was forced to feather and engine and losing altitude and landed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • Ermil Cox

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 389th Bomb Group
    After bombs away on a mission to Friedrichshafen, GR on 16 Mar 1944, B-24J #42-100332 'Galloping Katie' was forced to feather and engine and losing altitude and landed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • Arthur Danowitz

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 389th Bomb Group
    After bombs away on a mission to Friedrichshafen, GR on 16 Mar 1944, B-24J #42-100332 'Galloping Katie' was forced to feather an engine and losing altitude and landed in Switzerland. Interned (INT).

  • Anthony Manzi

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    After bombs away on a mission to Friedrichshafen, GR on 16 Mar 1944, B-24J #42-100332 'Galloping Katie' was forced to feather and engine and losing altitude and landed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • Stanley Moore

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    After bombs away on a mission to Friedrichshafen, GR on 16 Mar 1944, B-24J #42-100332 'Galloping Katie' was forced to feather and engine and losing altitude and landed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • Myles Snyder

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    After bombs away on a mission to Friedrichshafen, GR on 16 Mar 1944, B-24J #42-100332 'Galloping Katie' was forced to feather and engine and losing altitude and landed in Switzerland. Interned.

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...

  • Dubendorf

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Dübendorf, Switzerland 16 March 1944

Interned in Switzerland
Lost two engines on the way to Friedrichshafen.
August M. Snyder Crew

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 November 2016 22:41:09 466thHistorian Changes to nicknames, markings, events and place associations
Sources

"Strangers In A Strange Land - Volume II" - Heins-Heiri Stapfer/Gino Kunzle
page 12

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

MACR 3248 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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