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42-109826

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 392nd Bomb Group

    392nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 392nd Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Wendling, Norfolk from August 1943 until April 1945. They were the first Group allocated B-24H Liberators, the first B-24 series fitted with a nose turret on the production line. The adaptation increased...

  • 577th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Leon Beausoleil

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 392nd Bomb Group
    Attacked by fighters on the return from a mission to Friedrichshafen, GR on 18 Mar 1944 in B-24H #42-109826 'The Arsenal', some of the crew baled out , but the rest continued on crashed landed E of Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Interned.

  • George Haffermehl

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 392nd Bomb Group
    Attacked by fighters on the return from a mission to Friedrichshafen, GR on 18 Mar 1944 in B-24H #42-109826 'The Arsenal', some of the crew baled out , but the rest continued on crashed landed E of Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Michael Harwick

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 392nd Bomb Group
    Attacked by fighters on the return from a mission to Friedrichshafen, GR on 18 Mar 1944 in B-24H #42-109826 'The Arsenal', some of the crew baled out , but the rest continued on crashed landed E of Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Louis Landry

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 392nd Bomb Group
    Attacked by fighters on the return from a mission to Friedrichshafen, GR on 18 Mar 1944 in B-24H #42-109826 'The Arsenal', some of the crew baled out , but the rest continued on crashed landed E of Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Donald MacMullen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 392nd Bomb Group
    Attacked by fighters on the return from a mission to Friedrichshafen, GR on 18 Mar 1944 in B-24H 42-109826 'The Arsenal', some of the crew baled out , but the rest continued on crashed landed E of Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Interned.

  • Jewell Mitchell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 392nd Bomb Group
    Attacked by fighters on the return from a mission to Friedrichshafen, GR on 18 Mar 1944 in B-24H #42-109826 'The Arsenal', some of the crew baled out , but the rest continued on crashed landed E of Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Interned.

  • Earl Parker

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 392nd Bomb Group
    Entered service at Ft. Benjamin Harrison. 9 Nov 1942. Joined 392nd BG Dec 1943 at Indianapolis, IN. Rank at end of WW II was T/Sergeant. Pilot-George Haffermen. Attacked by fighters on the return from a mission to Friedrichshafen, GR on 18 Mar 1944 in...

  • Kenneth Parks

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 392nd Bomb Group
    Attacked by fighters on the return from a mission to Friedrichshafen, GR on 18 Mar 1944 in B-24H #42-109826 'The Arsenal', some of the crew baled out , but the rest continued on crashed landed E of Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Interned.

  • Samuel Poppel

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 392nd Bomb Group
    Attacked by fighters on the return from a mission to Friedrichshafen, GR on 18 Mar 1944 in B-24H #42-109826 'The Arsenal', some of the crew baled out , but the rest continued on crashed landed E of Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Interned.

  • Frederick Wagner

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 392nd Bomb Group
    Flew 19 combat missions. On 20th or 21st, shot down, listed as Missing in Action (MIA), and confirmed Killed in Action (KIA) 11 June 1949. MISSING AIRCREW REPORT. - #03331 AIRCRAFT- #42-109826 'THE ARSENAL' 'U' 6th MissionAIRCREW: HAFFERMEHL SQUADRON:...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Belgium 18 March 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 3331 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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