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42-51149

B-24 Liberator

Ditched in North Sea after mission recall, 17 February 1945. MACR 16087

Service

Units

  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    Group
    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...

  • 733rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Robert Beltz

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed on 17 Feb 1945 when B-24 #42-51149 ditched in North Sea after mission recall. Air Medal

  • Lawrence Duncan

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed on 17 Feb 1945 when B-24 42-51149 ditched in North Sea after mission recall. ...

  • Harry Fink

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Ditched in channel on 17 Feb 45, hit by flak in B-24 #4251149 RTD Air Medal w/ 5 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Charles Frank

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    Charles Minor Frank was from Asheville, NC. He was to be a pilot of B24s but another pilot from Asheville, NC (Mac Duncan) asked him to be his co-pilot and Charlie agreed. Also in their 10 man crew were identical twins, Joe and Jack Hensley from...

  • Edward Hensley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed on 17 Feb 1945 when B-24 42-51149 ditched in North Sea after mission recall. Air Medal

  • Edwin Hensley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed on 17 Feb 1945 when B-24 42-51149 ditched in North Sea after mission recall. Air Medal

  • Thomas Patsey

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Nose Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed on 17 Feb 1945 when B-24 #42-51149 ditched in North Sea after mission recall. RTD Ditched in channel on 17 Feb 45 in B-24 #4251149 Air Medal; Purple Heart

  • Harold Prout

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator, Navigator, Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    RTD. Ditched in channel on 17 Feb 45 in B-24 #4251249, 'Ruth Marie'. On 31 Mar 45 crashed at Lutjewinkel in B-24 'Rum-Collins' #4449972. Prisoner of War (POW)

  • James Redman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed on 17 Feb 1945 when B-24 42-51149 ditched in North Sea after mission recall. Air Medal

  • Harry Stien

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 453rd Bomb Group

Missions

  • 834

    17 February 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 July 2015 15:38:55 general ira snapsorter Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, description, unit associations, person associations and mission associations
Sources

Created from MACR 16087 - http://www.fold3.com/image/30087768/

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