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42-110029

B-24 Liberator

On 1 April 1944, B-24 42-110029 was shot down by enemy aircraft. Of its 10-man crew, five evaded, three were taken as Prisoners of War and two were Missing in Action.

Service

Units

  • 445th Bomb Group

    445th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 445th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Tibenham, Norfolk. The crews' first mission was bombing U-boat installations at Kiel on 13 December 1943. The Group continued to hit strategic targets in Germany, including the aircraft components factory...

  • 703rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Marvin Alford

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Damaged by flak in the Bombardiers station and the left rudder enroute to V-sites in France on 15 Feb 1944, B-24H #42-7559 'Kelly' returned to England and crashed upon landing at RAF Manston, Kent. RTD. ...

  • Harold Garman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down 1 April 1944 in B-24 #42-110029. ...

  • Bernell Keller

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down 1 April 1944 in B-24 #42110029. Evaded.

  • William Lafferty

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down 1 April 1944 in B-24 #42-110029, Evaded (EVD). Sheltered until liberated in Paris.

  • Lyndon Lawrence

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down 1 April 1944 in B-24 #42110029. Evaded.

  • Philip Miller

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down 1 April 1944 in B-24 #42110029. Prisoner of War (POW). Bailed out but his parachute didn't open, landed in a plowed field and was captured in France. Was in Stalag Luft I for 16 months, in Barth, Ger. POW

  • Elbert Ninesling

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down 1 April 1944 in B-24 #42-110029, Evaded (EVD).

  • Jack Reed

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down 1 April 1944 in B-24 #42110029. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Herman Schmidt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down 1 April 1944 in B-24 #42110029. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • James Stuebgen

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down 1 April 1944 in B-24 #42110029. Evaded.

Places

  • Tibenham

    Military site : airfield
    Tibenham was built in 1941-1942 by W and C French Ltd with a standard 2,000 yard main runway, and two other runways both 1,400 feet in length. Accommodation was provided for a full USAAF heavy bomber group in dispersed sites. Personnel of the 320th...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 1 April 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 February 2017 11:59:07 Lucy May Changes to description
Sources

http://445bg.org/apr-44.html

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:17 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 3601 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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