Skip to main content
Edit entry 

42-50325

B-24 Liberator

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

  • Erwin Carle

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-24 #4250325. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • James Clemente

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-24 #42-50325. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Robert Connolly

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-24 #4250325. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Peter Dory

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-24 #4250325. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Thomas Florio

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-24 #4250325. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Earl Johnson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-24 #42-50325, Prisoner of War (POW). POW/ PH/ AM

  • Joseph Karopczyc

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-24 #42-50325, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Merlin Kulp

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-24 #4250325. Killed in Action (KIA). DFC/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

  • Edward Sadlon

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-24 #42-50325, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Charles Yost

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-24 #42-50325 on mission to Gotha, Germany, was Prisoner of War (POW) at Stalag 17B for 14 months. Flew total of 25 missions. Air Medal w 3/Oak Leaf Cluster; DFC, Dist Unit Citation

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 22 April 1944

Revisions

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

MACR 4173 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Share