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42-50359

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 713BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Lost following mid-air collision with P-47 42-8496 4 x miles NNE of Seething 13-Mar-45. 3 x KIA.

Service

Aircraft

  • 42-8496 'Galloping Catastrophe'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 5th ERS, 65FW, 8AF USAAF. Lost 13-Mar-45. Lt Thomas E Barket killed following mid-air collision with B-24 42-50359 'TARFU' from Seething.

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. ...

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 448th Bombardment Group was organized on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May 1943 at Gowen Field, near Boise, Idaho. The initial training of the air crews took place in Florida. The entire group was assembled Wendover Field, Utah. Both air and...

  • 713th Bomb Squadron
  • 714th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Thomas Barket

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 486FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 5ERS, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 555FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 5ERS, 8AF USAAF. Killed following mid-air collision with B-24 42-50359 'TARFU' from Seething 13-Mar-45. Awards: PH

  • Albert Broadfoot

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Awaiting transportation home on completion of his mission over Europe. At the time of the crash which cost him his life, he was serving as a check pilot for new crews before they went into combat duty. Check pilot...

  • Everett Pickering

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Co-Pilot of B-24H 42-50359 'TARFU' lost following mid-air collision with P-47 42-8496 4 x miles NNE of Seething 13-Mar-45. Died non Battle (DNB). Awards: PH.

  • Paul Westrick

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Pilot of B-24H 42-50359 'TARFU' lost following mid-air collision with P-47 42-8496 4 x miles NNE of Seething 13-Mar-45. Died non Battle (DNB). Awards: PH.

Places

  • Seething

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Seething had three concrete runways, 51 hardstandings of both loop and 'frying-pan’ types, and two T2 hangars, one on each side of the airfield. It was home to the 448th Bomb Group, equipped with...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Fort Worth, TX, USA 1943

Built at Consolidated.

Delivered Texas, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Seething, Norwich, Norfolk NR15, UK 1944

Assigned to 713BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF.

Transferred Seething, Norwich, Norfolk NR15, UK 1944

Transferred to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Langley Park, Norwich, Norfolk NR14, UK 13 March 1945

Lost following mid-air collision with P-47 42-8496 4 x miles NNE of Seething 13-Mar-45. 3 x KIA.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 June 2016 19:56:15 Al_Skiff Changes to description and events
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=42-50359
http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=100987

Date Contributor Update
29 June 2016 18:55:49 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, aircraft associations, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=42-50359
http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=100987

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