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44-40159

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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

  • Herbert Barrett

    Military | Second Lieutenant | NR, PB | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)
    Shot down on 6/18/44 Landed in Sweden in B-24 #44-40159 'Battling Boops', Interned (INT).

  • Joseph Conklin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier, Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)
    Shot down on 6/18/44, landed in Sweden, in B-24 #44-40159 'Battling Boops', Interned (INT).

  • Louis D'Aquino

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)
    Shot down on 6/18/44 landed in Sweden in B-24 #44-40159 'Battling Boops', Interned (INT).

  • Louis Dezarlo

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)
    Shot down on 6/18/44 landed in Sweden in B-24 #44-40159 'Battling Boops', Interned (INT).

  • John Fabrizio

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)
    Shot down on 6/18/44. Landed in Sweden in B-24 #44-40159 'Battling Boops'. Interned (INT).

  • Paul Gidel

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)
    Shot down on 6/18/44 landed in Sweden in B-24 #44-40159 'Battling Boops', Interned (INT).

  • Charles Messmer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)
    Shot down on 6/18/44 Landed in Sweden in B-24 #44-40159 'Battling Boops'. Interned (INT).

  • Donald Miller

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)
    Interned in Sweden after being shot down on 6/18/44 in B-24 'Battling Boops' #44-40159.

  • John Patterson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)
    Shot Down on 6/18/44 in B-24 'Battling boops' #44-40159. Landed in Sweden, Interned (INT).

  • William Shumski

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)
    Shot down by flak, landed in Sweden on 6/18/44 in B-24 'Battling Boops' #44-40159. Interned (INT).

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Over Water (OW) North Sea 18 June 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 April 2020 19:30:20 jmoore43 Changes to unit associations
Sources

Added a unit connection to the 8th AF.

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

MACR 6767 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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