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42-52118

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 448th Bombardment Group was organized on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May 1943 at Gowen Field, near Boise, Idaho. The initial training of the air crews took place in Florida. The entire group was assembled Wendover Field, Utah. Both air and...

  • 712th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Lee Bryant

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #4252118 'Piccadilly Pete. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Lawrence Calvert

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier, Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #42-52118 'Piccadilly Pete'. Landed in Sweden, Interned (INT).

  • James Carelock

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #4252118 'Piccadilly Pete. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Billy Espich

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    8th Air Force, 2nd Air Division, 20th Combat Wing, 448th BG, 712th BS ...

  • Walton Gaskins

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #4252118 'Piccadilly Pete. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Vincent Liedka

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #4252118 'Piccadilly Pete. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • William McCauley

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 448th Bomb Group

  • Paul Russell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #4252118 'Piccadilly Pete. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Alan Teague

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 712BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Pforzheim hit by flak, crash landed Arras 1-Apr-44 POW. MACR 3596. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Duncan Thomson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #4252118 'Piccadilly Pete. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

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Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 9 April 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:54 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 3659 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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