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42-110085

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    Group
    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...

  • 733rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Frederick Beecher

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    RTD Ditched in North Sea on 9/8/44 in B-24 #42110085

  • Arthur Brown

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    RTD Ditched in North Sea on 9/8/44 in B-24 #42110085

  • Richard Forbes

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 453rd Bomb Group
    Experiences = 9/8/44 - B-24 ('Flak Hack') aircraft, after being shot up over a bombing run to Karlsrugh, Germany, was ditched in North Sea. 4 crew members survived, 5 died. Crew were rescued after spending seven hours in a dinghy in 30 ft. waves. Lt....

  • Robert Holden

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 453rd Bomb Group
    Ditched in North Sea in B-24 #42110085

  • Allison Hooper

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Ditched in North Sea in B-24 #42110085

  • John Hovenesian

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Ditched in North Sea in B-24 #42110085

  • Charles Hurley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    KIA Ditched in North Sea in B-24 #42110085 Air Medal; Purple Heart

  • Kenneth Kasitz

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Ditched in North Sea in B-24 #42-110085, Killed in Action (KIA). Air Medal, Purple Heart

  • Warren Poland

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    RTD Ditched in North Sea on 9/8/44 in B-24 #42110085

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Over Water (OW) North Sea 8 September 1944

Revisions

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

MACR 15217 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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