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44-40130

B-24 Liberator

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. ...

  • 859th Bomb Squadron

People

  • John Brown

    Military | Top Turret Gunner | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Ghedi on 7/12/44 in B-24 #4440130 POW

  • William Caplinger

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)
    Shot down by flak and crashed at Ghedi on 7/12/44 in B-24 #44-40130, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Oscar Cox

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Ghedi on 7/12/44 in B-24 #4440130 POW

  • Alfred Darbyshire

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)
    Shot down by flak and crashed at Ghedi on 7/12/44 in B-24 #44-40130, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Joseph Jackson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)
    Shot down by flak and crashed at Ghedi on 7/12/44 in B-24 #44-40130, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Buel Robinson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Ghedi on 7/12/44 in B-24 #4440130 POW

  • Edwin Rogers

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed at Ghedi in B-24 44-40130

  • Herschel Smith

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)
    Hit by flak and crashed at Ghedi on 7/12/44 in B-24 #44-40130, Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Winston Strehorn

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Ghedi on 7/12/44 in B-24 #4440130 POW

  • Harry Sturla

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator, Pathfinder Navigator | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)
    Shot down by flak and crashed at Ghedi on 7/12/44 in B-24 #44-40130, Prisoner of War (POW).

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Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) and Interned (INT) Switzerland 12 July 1944

Revisions

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

MACR 7563 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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