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42-51089

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...

  • 735th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Claude Clements

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Demmin in B-24 'Star-Eyes' #42-51089.

  • Morton Donaway

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Demmin in B-24 'Star-Eyes' #4251089

  • Peter Fleming

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Plane took a direct hit by flak in the bomb bay. Terrible explosion and plane broke in two. Front section went down in flames while tail section floated down. Jumped about 18,000 feet and was immediately captured. Two others came down on one chute....

  • Charles Giano

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Demmin on 10 Apr 45 in B-24 'Star-Eyes' #4251089

  • John Hendricks

    Military | Sergeant | Observer | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Demmin in B-24 'Star-Eyes' #4251089

  • Edwin Jacyna

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 453rd Bomb Group
    Crashed near Demmin on 10 Apr 45 in B-24 'Star-Eyes' #42-51089, Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Clyde Larriverre

    Military | Sergeant | Nose Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Demmin in B-24 'Star-Eyes' #4251089

  • John Parker

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Demmin in B-24 'Star-Eyes' #42-51089.

  • Harold Polokoff

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Demmin in B-24 'Star Eyes' #4251089

  • William Powell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Demmin in B-24 'Star-Eyes' #4251089

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Places

  • Old Buckenham

    Military site : airfield
    Allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a bomber base in 1942, Old Buckenham was built during 1942-43 with three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. The station was the exclusive home for the 453rd Bomb Group, equipped...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 10 April 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:53 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 13897 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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