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44-40086

B-24 Liberator

B-24 #4440086 was shot down by fighters and crashed near New Wegeralaben, Germany.

Service

Units

  • 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    Group
    The 492nd Bomb Group were assigned to the 8th Air Force in April 1944. They flew 60 missions over occupied Europe from 11 May 1944 until 7 August 1944. ...

  • 858th Bomb Squadron

People

  • John Brzozowski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed near New Wegeralaben in B-24 #4440086

  • Robert Elyea

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

  • Irving Gleason

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed near New Wegeralaben in B-24 #4440086

  • Irving Gleason

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

  • Milton Goodridge

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)
    Shot down by fighters and crashed at Stettin on 6/20/44 in B-24 Bottle Baby 44-40169. Prisoner of War (POW)

  • Robert McElyea

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner, Engineer | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)
    Killed in Action (KIA) on 7 July 1944, while flying B-24 Liberator 44-0086 on a mission to Bernburg, Germany. ...

  • Thomas Minihan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed near New Wegeralaben in B-24 #4440086

  • Thomas Minihan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

  • Charles Miskevics

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed near New Wegeralaben in B-24 #4440086

  • Charles Miskevics

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

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Places

  • North Pickenham

    Military site : airfield
    Built comparatively late during 1943-44 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, North Pickenham was rather cramped as an airfield site so the main runway was shorter than typical. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 7 July 1944
Crashed Bernberg, 51647 Gummersbach, Germany 7 July 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 May 2017 08:28:50 Lucy May Changes to description, events, person associations and place associations
Sources

MACR 7831: https://www.fold3.com/image/1/29440854

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:48 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 7831 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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