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42-7476

B-24 Liberator

Aircraft: B-24H (#42-7476).
Organization: 66BS / 44BG of Shipdham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Harleman, Richard E.
Notes: crashed on take off.
Location: Shipdham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/

Service

Units

  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...

  • 66th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Alonzo Alexander

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    On 4 Jan 1944 B-24H 42-7476 'Nice N' Naughty'. Problems on TO and AC ran off end of runway and crashed in ditch. Completed tour 8/2/44. Trans/12 RCD 8/17/44.

  • Dale Benadom

    Military | Captain | Command Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    On 4 Jan 1944 B-24H 42-7476 'Nice N' Naughty'. Problems on TO and AC ran off end of runway and crashed in ditch. On 9 Feb 1944, B-24H 41-29236 crashed on takeoff for a test flight to check the landing gear. RTD.

  • Edward Carrol

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Assigned to 6BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. On 4-Jan-44 B-24H 42-7476 'Nice N' Naughty'. Problems on T/O and A/C ran off end of runway and crashed in ditch. RTD 44 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Richard Comey

    Military | Captain | Pilot ; Co-Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-23936. ...

  • Ray Gooden

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    On 4 Jan 1944 B-24H 42-7476 'Nice N' Naughty'. Problems on TO and AC ran off end of runway and crashed in ditch. ...

  • Albert Greenberg

    Military | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Quentin Hall

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    On 20 Jan 1944, B-24H 42-29182 overshot the runway on landing at Metfield on return from local training flight. RTD.

  • James Kipple

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Bombardier | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Interned in Turkey. Shot down on 8/1/43 while on TDY to 9thAF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Horse Fly' 42-40267.

  • D Neitzel

    Military | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Stanley Rosinski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-24 #42110042. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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Places

  • Shipdham

    Military site : airfield
    Shipdham was built in 1941-1942, the first US heavy bomber airfield in the English county of Norfolk. It was a standard design, with T2-type hangars and a domestic site dispersed to the south east. Improvements were carried out to increase the number...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Shipdham, UK 4 January 1944

Crashed on takeoff.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 February 2020 11:16:33 general ira snapsorter Changes to person associations
Sources

http://www.8thairforce.com/44thbg/search/crew_member_listing_for_mission...

Date Contributor Update
21 February 2017 23:42:14 gish1893 Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, nicknames, description and events
Sources

Eighth Airforce Operations History
Eighth Airforce Historical Society

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