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42-50620

B-24 Liberator

Final mission was a cargo drop in support of Operation Varsity, 24 March 1945

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...

  • 700th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Phillip Barker

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on 24 March 1945 in B-24 #42-50620 AM w/ 2 Oak Leaf Clusters

  • Glenn Elliott

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on 24 March 1945 in B-24 #42-50620 // 25th combat mission

  • Phillip Engebretson

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 445th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on 24 March 1945 in B-24 #42-50620

  • Johannes Goemaat

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Nose Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on 24 March 1945 in B-24 #42-50620

  • James Reid

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on 24 March 1945 in B-24 #42-50620 // 52nd combat mission

  • Raymond Schultz

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 445th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on 24 March 1945 in B-24 #42-50620

  • Robert Selin

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 445th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on 24 March 1945 in B-24 #42-50620

  • Irving Silverman

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 445th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on 24 March 1945 in B-24 #42-50620

  • Raymond Taylor

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on 24 March 1945 in B-24 #42-50620 ...

Missions

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
Crashed Wesel, Germany 24 March 1945

"Ship #620 was hit by small arms fire at 300 FT and caught fire. It crashed southeast of Wesel and no chutes were observed." (via MACR 13545)

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 April 2021 00:41:13 RRC Changes to media associations
Sources

Update people connections

Date Contributor Update
02 April 2021 13:43:20 RRC Changes to mission associations
Sources

MACR #13545

Date Contributor Update
30 March 2021 01:32:12 RRC Changes to nicknames
Sources

update

Date Contributor Update
29 March 2021 13:52:12 RRC Changes to nicknames, description, events, person associations and place associations
Sources

MACR 13545 // "Four Hours of Fury" book

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

MACR 13545 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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