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44-40234

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 852BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Swabisch Hall with Richard Wilson crew. Mid air collision with B-24 44-40246 'Aint Bluffing', tailed sheared off, control lost. Crashed at Dusseldorf on 13-Sep-44. 2 x POW, 8 x KIA MACR 8860

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Aircraft

  • 44-40246 Ain't Bluffing

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 853BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Swabische Hall with John Kenney crew. Hit by flak in No. 2 engine, causing A/C to collide with B-24 44-40234 'Times Awaisting'. Crashed Sermenstedt. 6 x POW, 3 x KIA MACR 8861

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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. ...

  • 491st Bomb Group

    491st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 491st Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators in bombing missions over northern France and Germany from June 1944 until April 1945. Missions over Germany included bombing the headquarters of the German General Staff at Zossen. The Group was awarded a DUC...

  • 852nd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Arthur Bailey

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 491st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 852BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. Richard Wilson crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Swabisch Hall. Crashed at Dusseldorf on 13-Sep-44 in B-24 'Times Awaisting' 44-40234 Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 8860 Awards: AM (2OLC), PH.

  • Ceasar Binetti

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 491st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 855BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. Richard Wilson crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Swabisch Hall . Crashed at Dusseldorf on 13-Sep-44 in B-24 'Times Awaisting' 44-40234 Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 8860 Awards: AM (3OLC), PH.

  • Harold Carson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 852BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. Richard Wilson crew. 24 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Swabisch Hall . Crashed at Dusseldorf on 13-Sep-44 in B-24 'Times Awaisting' 44-40234 Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 8860 Awards: AM, PH.

  • James Dance

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 852BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. Richard Wilson crew. Flew on B-24 44-40213. Failed to Return (FTR) Swabisch Hall. Crashed at Dusseldorf on 13-Sep-44 in B-24 'Times Awaisting' 44-40234, Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 8860. Awards: AM, PH.

  • Earl Flick

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 855BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. Richard Wilson crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Swabisch Hall . Crashed at Dusseldorf on 13-Sep-44 in B-24 'Times Awaisting' 44-40234 Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 8860 Awards: AM (2OLC), PH

  • Conrad Kantzler

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 491st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 855BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. Richard Wilson crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Swabisch Hall . Crashed at Dusseldorf on 13-Sep-44 in B-24 'Times Awaisting' 44-40234 Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 8860 Awards: AM (3OLC), PH.

  • Joseph Martillotta

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 491st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 855BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. Richard Wilson crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Swabisch Hall . Crashed at Dusseldorf on 13-Sep-44 in B-24 'Times Awaisting' 44-40234 Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 8860 Awards: AM (3OLC), Croix de Guerre, PH.

  • Paul McCormack

    Military | Major | Co-Pilot | 491st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 855BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Swabisch Hall. Crashed at Dusseldorf on 13-Sep-44 in B-24 'Times Awaisting' 44-40234 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 8860 Awards: PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Beuron Moore

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 855BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. Richard Wilson crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Swabisch Hall. Crashed at Dusseldorf on 13-Sep-44 in B-24 44-40234 'Times Awaisting' , Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 8860. Awards: AM (2OLC), PH.

  • Richard Wilson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 491st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 855BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Swabisch Hall . Crashed at Dusseldorf on 13-Sep-44 in B-24 'Times Awaisting' 44-40234 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 8860 Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Places

  • Metfield

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Metfield had three concrete runways, 39 pan plus 15 loop hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied by the 353rd Fighter Group, equipped with P-47s, from August 1943 to...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Willow Run, Ypsilanti, MI 1944

Built at Consolidated.

Assigned Metfield, UK 1944

Assigned to 852BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Dusseldorf, Germany 13 September 1944 – 13 September 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Swabisch Hall. Mid air collision with B-24, tailed sheared off. Crashed at Dusseldorf on 13-Sep-44. 2 x POW, 8 x KIA MACR 8860

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 September 2020 17:07:34 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, description, events, aircraft associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

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

MACR 8860 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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