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42-94911

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 4BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) 7-Jun-44 mission with crew #17; enemy intruder A/C followed bomber stream back to base, shooting down 4 x A/C. Crashed off base near Wethering Stell, 7 x RTD, 3 x KIA. MACR ??

Service

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. ...

  • 34th Bomb Group

    34th Bomb Group

    Group
    After forming part of the American defence force, first on America's east coast and then on its west, the Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy...

  • 4th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Jack Blackham

    Military | Master Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 34th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 4BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. Survived 7-Jun-44 mission in B-24 42-94911 'Sweet Sioux'; enemy intruder A/C followed bomber stream back to base, shooting down A/C. Crashed off base near Wetheringsett, Baled out. Returned to Duty (RTD) ...

  • Wilmer Dreher

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 34th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 4BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. Survived 7-Jun-44 mission in B-24 42-94911 'Sweet Sioux'; enemy intruder A/C followed bomber stream back to base, shooting down A/C. Crashed off base near Wetheringsett, Baled out. Returned to Duty (RTD). ...

  • Robert Erisch

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 34th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 4BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) 7-Jun-44 mission in B-24 ; enemy intruder A/C followed bomber stream back to base, shooting down A/C. Crashed off base near Wetheringstell, Killed in Action (KIA) Awards: PH.

  • Carroll Forister

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 34th Bomb Group
    Graduated Radio School in Sioux Falls, SD September 1943. Graduated Aerial Gunnery School in Laredo, TX October 1943. B-24 training-Blythe, CA from December 1943 to April 1944. Assigned to 34th BG, aircrew member of B-24 based at Mendlesham. Completed...

  • John Golden

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Nose Turret Gunner | 34th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 4BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. Survived 7-Jun-44 mission in B-24 42-94911 'Sweet Sioux'; enemy intruder A/C followed bomber stream back to base, shooting down A/C. Crashed off base near Wetheringsett, Baled out. Returned to Duty (RTD) ...

  • Antoni Grabowski

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 34th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 4BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) 7-Jun-44 mission in B-24 ; enemy intruder A/C followed bomber stream back to base, shooting down A/C. Crashed off base near Wethering Stell, Killed in Action (KIA) Awards: PH.

  • Ken Humphrey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 34th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 4BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. Survived 7-Jun-44 mission in B-24 42-94911 'Sweet Sioux'; enemy intruder A/C followed bomber stream back to base, shooting down A/C. Crashed off base near Wetheringsett, Baled out. Returned to Duty (RTD) ...

  • Willard Johnson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 34th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 4BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) 7-Jun-44 mission in B-24 ; enemy intruder A/C followed bomber stream back to base, shooting down A/C. Crashed off base near Wetheringsett, Killed in Action (KIA) Awards: AM, PH.

  • Charles Reilly

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Crew chief | 34th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 4BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. Crew chief for 'Sweet Sioux' and 'Picadilly Tilly'. ETD Awards: GC, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Reschke

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 34th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 4BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. Survived 7-Jun-44 mission in B-24 42-94911 'Sweet Sioux'; enemy intruder A/C followed bomber stream back to base, shooting down A/C. Crashed off base near Wetheringsett, Baled out. Returned to Duty (RTD) ...

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Places

  • Mendlesham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1942-1943, Mendlesham's first flying unit was the RAF's No. 310 Squadron - a Czechoslovakian unit. The airfield then became home to the USAAF 34th Bomb Group. This unit flew missions from Mendlesham in B-24s and B-17s.

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Date Contributor Update
05 November 2019 08:59:30 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://valortovictory.tripod.com/1944-06.htm

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