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B-24 Liberator



  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb 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...

  • 733rd Bomb Squadron


  • Joseph Bolger

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters just after bombs away on a mission to Brunswick on 20 Febr 1944 in B-24H 42-52139 'Birney Marlin'. Some of the crew baled out and a/c crashed near Gottingen. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Robert Burgess

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Robert Golen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Louis Indovine

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Alfred Johns

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Albert Lane

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Elmer Law

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Don Nichols

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Emerson Powers

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Wallace Reed

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group


Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 20 February 1944


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

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