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42-51187

B-24 Liberator

Crashed in a mid-air collision with Halifax V LL364 on 18 July 1944 near Marigny-l'Eglise. Both crews were killed in action.

Service

Units

  • 801st Bomb Group

    801st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 801st Bomb Group was established as part of the Eighth Air Force in late March 1944 to carry out 'Carpetbagger' missions. These were night missions over France and other parts of occupied Europes to support resistance forces by dropping in agents,...

  • 850th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Donald Boyde

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 490th Bomb Group
    Killed in action on 18 July 1944 when his B-24 Liberator 42-51187 was involved a mid-air collision with an RAF Halifax V LL364 near Marigny-l'Eglise.

  • William Hovanec

    Military | Radio Operator | 490th Bomb Group
    Killed in action on 18 July 1944 when his B-24 Liberator 42-51187 was involved a mid-air collision with an RAF Halifax V LL364 near Marigny-l'Eglise.

  • Arnold Marinoff

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Airplane Mechanic-Gunner | 490th Bomb Group
    Killed in action on 18 July 1944 when his B-24 Liberator 42-51187 was involved a mid-air collision with an RAF Halifax V LL364 near Marigny-l'Eglise.

  • David Michelson

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 490th Bomb Group
    Killed in action on 18 July 1944 when his B-24 Liberator 42-51187 was involved a mid-air collision with an RAF Halifax V LL364 near Marigny-l'Eglise.

  • Duncan Patterson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Airplane Mechanic-Gunner, Engineer | 490th Bomb Group
    Killed in action on 18 July 1944 when his B-24 Liberator 42-51187 was involved a mid-air collision with an RAF Halifax V LL364 near Marigny-l'Eglise.

  • John Shaw

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 801st Bomb Group
    Killed in action on 18 July 1944 when his B-24 Liberator 42-51187 was involved a mid-air collision with an RAF Halifax V LL364 near Marigny-l'Eglise.

  • Melvin Weiss

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 801st Bomb Group
    Killed in action on 18 July 1944 when his B-24 Liberator 42-51187 was involved a mid-air collision with an RAF Halifax V LL364 near Marigny-l'Eglise.

  • Enoch Wooten

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Airplane Mechanic-Gunner, Tail Gunner | 490th Bomb Group
    Killed in action on 18 July 1944 when his B-24 Liberator 42-51187 was involved a mid-air collision with an RAF Halifax V LL364 near Marigny-l'Eglise. ...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Marigny-l'Eglise 18 July 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 July 2021 13:00:53 Emily Changes to production block number, description, events and person associations
Sources

Brought together information from duplicate record (where this aircraft had been wrongly identified with the serial number 42-511987). Further information from Aircraft lost on Allied Force’s Special Duty Operations & Associated Roll of Honour.

Further information in Missing Air Crew Report

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

MACR 7551 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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