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42-52175

B-24 Liberator

Forced to land due to mechanical problems NE of Balkbrug, Holland on a mission to Rekner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944. 10 POWs.

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...

  • 732nd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Donald Anderson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 453rd Bomb Group
    Forced to land due to mechanical problems NE of Balkbrug, Holland on a mission to Rekner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944 in B-24H #42-52175 'Portland Anne'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Bon Boswell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Forced to land due to mechanical problems NE of Balkbrug, Holland on a mission to Rekner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944 in B-24H #42-52175 'Portland Anne'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Everett Ehrman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    Forced to land due to mechanical problems NE of Balkbrug, Holland on a mission to Rekner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944 in B-24H #42-52175 'Portland Anne'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • William Hammond

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    Forced to land due to mechanical problems NE of Balkbrug, Holland on a mission to Rekner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944 in B-24H #42-52175 'Portland Anne'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Morgan Hartman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Forced to land due to mechanical problems NE of Balkbrug, Holland on a mission to Rekner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944 in B-24H #42-52175 'Portland Anne'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Odell Hooper

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Forced to land due to mechanical problems NE of Balkbrug, Holland on a mission to Rekner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944 in B-24H #42-52175 'Portland Anne'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Walter Kendall

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 453rd Bomb Group
    Forced to land due to mechanical problems NE of Balkbrug, Holland on a mission to Rekner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944 in B-24H 42-52175 'Portland Anne'. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Michael Kopcza

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Forced to land due to mechanical problems NE of Balkbrug, Holland on a mission to Rekner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944 in B-24H #42-52175 'Portland Anne'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Paul Moseley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Forced to land due to mechanical problems NE of Balkbrug, Holland on a mission to Rekner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944 in B-24H #42-52175 'Portland Anne'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Marlowe Olson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 453rd Bomb Group
    Marlowe Olson was Navigator on B-24H #42-52175 'Portland Anne' on a mission to Erkner, Berlin on 8 March 1944. The Liberator made a forced-landing near Balkburg, 3,5km SE of Avereest, Overijssel Province, The Netherlands. Prisoner of War (POW).

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 8 March 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 January 2018 15:27:27 Lucy May Changes to description and unit associations
Sources

Changed Bomb Squadron from 735th to 732nd after checking MACR 2928:
https://www.fold3.com/image/1/28763914

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

MACR 2928 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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