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42-51518

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...

  • 701st Bomb Squadron

People

  • Ernest Block

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 27 February 1945 on B-24 #4251518 AM w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

  • Roland Castillo

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 445th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 27 February 1945 in B-24 #4251518. PH

  • Orland Graper

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 27 February 1945 in B-24 42-51518

  • Paul Hogan

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 27 February 1945 in B-24 #4251518 AM/ PH

  • Douglas Jerrold

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 445th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Gottens in B-24 #4251518

  • Howard Minor

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 27 February 1945 B-24 #4251518

  • Donald O'Fee

    Military | Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Crashed at Gottens on 27 Feb 45 in B-24 #42-51518, Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Theodore Spurgeon

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 445th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Gottens on 27 Feb 45 in B-24 #4251518

  • William Weaver

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 445th Bomb Group
    Crashed at Gottens on 27 Feb 45 in B-24 #42-51518, Prisoner of War (POW).

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 27 February 1945

Revisions

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

MACR 12794 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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