Skip to main content
Edit entry 

42-7550

B-24 Liberator

Service

People

  • Edward Cooper

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Hardenburg, Holland on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24H #42-7567 'Wacky Donald'. Killed in Action (KIA). ...

  • Donald Hansen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 445th Bomb Group
    KNO. December 1943 accident in B24#42-7550 which crashed near Attlebridge after an uncontrollable fire forced the crew to bale out. Hansen did not have time to escape. A/C was on a diversion flight from Tibenham. 1KNO 8 RTD

  • Eugene Hickey

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Hardenburg, Holland on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24H #42-7567 'Wacky Donald'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • A Kaufman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    29 December 1943 accident in B24#42-7550 which crashed near Alltebridge after an uncontrollable fire forced the crew to bale out. The pilot Donald Hansen did not have time to escape. A/C was ib a diversion flight from Tibenham. 1KNO 8 RTD

  • Clement Leone

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 445th Bomb Group
    Arrived in England December 1943. Completed 5 missions. Shot down by fighters and crashed near Hardenburg, Holland on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24H #42-7567 'Wacky Donald'. Bailed out, landed in Holland. Was with Dutch Underground six...

  • Richard McCormick

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Hardenburg, Holland on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24H #42-7567 'Wacky Donald'. Killed in Action (KIA). ...

  • William McKee

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Hardenburg, Holland on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24H #42-7567 'Wacky Donald'. Prisoner of War (POW). ...

  • John Sheppard

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Hardenburg, Holland on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24H #42-7567 'Wacky Donald'. Killed in Action (KIA). AM/ PH

  • Donald Widmark

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 445th Bomb Group
    29 December 1943 accident in B24#42-7550 which crashed near Attlebridge after an uncontrollable fire forced the crew to bale out. The pilot Donald Hansen did not have time to escape. A/C was ib a diversion flight from Tibenham. 1KNO 8 RTD ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 December 2017 01:01:49 DRudell Changes to person associations
Sources

Mission: Jimmy Stewart and the Fight for Europe, pages unknown

Date Contributor Update
16 December 2017 00:59:43 DRudell Changes to person associations
Sources

Mission: Jimmy Stewart and the Fight for Europe, pages unknown

Date Contributor Update
17 May 2017 05:31:27 DRudell Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, manufacturer and nicknames
Sources

8th Air Force Historical Society (http://www.8thafhs.com)

Share