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44-40271

B-24 Liberator

Service

Aircraft

Units

  • 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...

  • 854th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Hartwell Byrnes

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Nordsehl in B-24 'The House of Rumor' #44-40271.

  • Joseph Caruso

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Nordsehl in B-24 'The House of Rumor' #4440271

  • Russell Dennis

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 491st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Nordsehl on 11/26/44 in B-24 'The House of Rumor' #4440271

  • John Eldridge

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Nordsehl in B-24 'The House of Rumor' #4440271

  • Michael Gallo

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Crashed at Nordsehl on 11/26/44 in B-24 'The House of Rumor' #44-40271, Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Richard Lipinski

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 491st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed on 26-Nov-44 at Nordsehl in B-24 'The House of Rumor' #44-40271

  • Richard Lipinski

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 491st Bomb Group

  • George Meuse

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 491st Bomb Group
    Shot down 26-Nov-44, Prisoner of War (POW) Luft 1 #6443 No. 3 Compound, on 12th Mission in B-24J 44-40271 6x-K 'House of Rumor'. Retired 31-Jan-65 as Lt Col. WWII, Korea, Vietnam. B-29 58 mission Lorea; F81F Vietnam VNAF. He afterwards flew a Lear jet...

  • Frederick Schultz

    Military | Ball Turret Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Frederick Schultz survived 25 complete missions with the 491st Bomb Group and made it back home. He flew in B-24 42-110146 'Unconditional Surrender' and B-24 44-40271 'House of Rumor'.

  • Harry Sonntag

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 491st Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) on 11/26/44 in B-24 'the House of Rumor' #4440271 at Nordsehl

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Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 26 November 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 June 2019 18:37:03 Trotter Changes to aircraft associations, unit associations and person associations
Sources

from RO Williams mission files

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

MACR 10766 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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