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42-110138

B-24 Liberator

Shot down on 16 August 1944 over the Netherlands while returning from a mission. 4 members of the crew were killed in action

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...

  • 491st Bomb Group

    491st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 491st Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators in bombing missions over northern France and Germany from June 1944 until April 1945. Missions over Germany included bombing the headquarters of the German General Staff at Zossen. The Group was awarded a DUC...

  • 733rd Bomb Squadron
  • 852nd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Frank Baba

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Goslar on 8/16/44 in B-24 42-110138

  • Harrel Fuller

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Goslar in B-24 42-110138

  • Herbert Hall

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed at Goslar on 8/16/44 in B-24 42-110138

  • James Marshall

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed at Goslar on 8/16/44 in B-24 42-110138.

  • Frank Mishaga

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Goslar in B-24 42-110138. Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Earl Shakley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 453rd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Goslar on 8/16/44 in B-24 42-110138

  • Milton Stanchfield

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Goslar in B-24 42-110138

  • Eugene Trapani

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Goslar in B-24 42-110138

  • Howard Youree

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Nose Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed at Goslar on 8/16/44 in B-24 #42-110138, Prisoner of War (POW).

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 556

    16 August 1944
    Aircraft factories and oil refineries are the primary targets for this mission. A total of 1090 heavy bombers are despatched. See Mission Details for particulars. ...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 16 August 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 December 2019 14:26:24 Emily Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, unit associations, person associations and mission associations
Sources

Missing Air Crew report

Aircraft of the 453rd Bomb Group

B-24 Best Web

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

MACR 8424 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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