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42-64451

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 712BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Upon landing in poor visibility and ice on runway, ran off runway and crashed 5-Jan-44 pilot Robert L Campbell, Cat 5 damage. Written off.

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. ...

  • 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...

  • 712th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Richard Brady

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    On 5 Jan 1944 B-24H #42-64451. Upon landing in poor visibility and ice on runway, A/C ran off runway and crashed.

  • Robert Campbell

    Military | Major | Command Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    On 5 Jan 1944 B-24H #42-64451. Upon landing in poor visibility and ice on runway, A/C ran off runway and crashed. Hit by flak and broke up and crashed SSE of Dieppe, FR on a mission to Frankfurt, GR on 20 Mar 1944 in B-24J #42-109808. Killed in Action ...

  • Robert Cook

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    On 5 Jan 1944 B-24H #42-64451. Upon landing in poor visibility and ice on runway, A/C ran off runway and crashed.

  • Charlie Dugosh

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner ; Flight Engineer / Ball Turret Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 712BS, 488BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. On 5-Jan-44 B-24H 42-64451. Upon landing in poor visibility and ice on runway, A/C ran off runway and crashed. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Pforzheim in B-24 41-28763,...

  • Kenneth Dyer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 448th Bomb Group
    S/Sgt. Kenneth L. Dyer was born August 7, 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He enlisted in Indianapolis on November 12, 1942. He was a Radio Operator while assigned to "Boomerang" (42-52132) Jan-Feb 1944, "Little Sheppard" (41-28711) Feb-Mar 1944 and ...

  • James Harmon

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    2nd Lt James H Harmon went to England as a member of the 8th Air Force, 2nd Air division, 20th Combat Wing, 448th Bomb Squadron, 712th Bomb Squadron, Crew #17. They flew the Southern Route to England, leaving Harrington Airfield in Kansas on 15-Nov...

  • Fay Jeffers

    Military | Sergeant | 448th Bomb Group
    On 5 Jan 1944 B-24H #42-64451. Upon landing in poor visibility and ice on runway, A/C ran off runway and crashed.

  • Robert McDonough

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 448th Bomb Group
    On 5 Jan 1944 B-24H #42-64451. Upon landing in poor visibility and ice on runway, A/C ran off runway and crashed. INT Damaged by flak and landed in Switzerland on 7/21/44 in B-24 Little Shepard #4128711

  • Lyle Steinberg

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    On 5 Jan 1944 B-24H #42-64451. Upon landing in poor visibility and ice on runway, A/C ran off runway and crashed.

  • Robert Thornton

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 448th Bomb Group
    WIA. On 5 Jan 1944 B-24H #42-64451. Upon landing in poor visibility and ice on runway, A/C ran off runway and crashed.

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
Assigned Seething, UK 1943

Assigned to 712BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Seething, UK 5 January 1944

Crash landing in poor visibility and ice on runway, Cat 5 damage. 10 RTD

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 February 2020 20:51:58 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=100682
https://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/AARmonthly/Jan1944O.htm

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