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42-50279

B-24 Liberator

Shot down and crashed near Mainz, Ger, 13 September 1944. MACR 8848

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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...

  • 579th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Frederick Angeloch

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. Lt Melvin Watson crew. ETD Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Odis Apple

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 392nd Bomb Group
    Crashed at Mainz on 9/13/44 in B-24 42-50279, Killed in Action (KIA). ...

  • Frank Beatty

    Military | First Lieutenant | B-24 Pilot / Fighter pilot | 467th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 859BS, 492BG, 8AF USAAF 5 x missions plus an abort. Transferred to 788BS, 467BG, 8AF USAAF 35 combat missions plus a couple of fuel hauls for Patton. Transferred to 436FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). ...

  • William Butt

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. Lt Melvin Watson crew. Flight crew for B-24 assembly ship 'First Sergeant', when flares set A/C ablaze. 27-May-44. Awards: DFC, AM, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Paul Faggioli

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. Lt Melvin Watson crew. Flight crew for B-24 assembly ship 'First Sergeant', when flares set A/C ablaze, along with pilot received facial burns in the ensuing fire 27-May-44. ...

  • Carson Fisher

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. Lt Melvin Watson crew. ETD Awards: AM (3OLC), PH, , WWII Victory, EAME.

  • L Floyd

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 392nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 13 September 1944 AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

  • Bruce Forsberg

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 392nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 13 September 1944 AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

  • Frank Fuggett

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. Lt Melvin Watson crew. ETD Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Milton Goodridge

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)
    Shot down by fighters and crashed at Stettin on 6/20/44 in B-24 Bottle Baby 44-40169. Prisoner of War (POW)

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Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 13 September 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 January 2018 10:16:39 Kauko56 Changes to description
Sources

MACR

Date Contributor Update
14 January 2018 10:15:58 Kauko56 Changes to description
Sources

MACR

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:52 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 8848 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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