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42-52201

B-24 Liberator

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

  • James Barnett

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 453rd Bomb Group
    RTD Ran out of fuel and ditched in channel on 7/11/44 in B-24 'Battle Package' #4252201

  • William Comstock

    Military | Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner; Observer | 453rd Bomb Group
    RTD Ran out of fuel and ditched in channel on 7/11/44 in B-24 'Battle Package' #4252201 On 10/19/44 crashed at Kelkheim in B-24 #4295047 Prisoner of War (POW) (Was flying as Observer with the 733rdBS for this mission)

  • Donald Cormick

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

  • William Griffiths

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 453rd Bomb Group
    RTD Ran out of fuel and ditched in channel on 7/11/44 in B-24 'Battle Package' #4252201

  • James Gunnell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 453rd Bomb Group
    Ran out of fuel and ditched in channel on 7/11/44 in B-24 'Battle Package' #42-52201, RTD.

  • Willard Jones

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Ran out of fuel and ditched in channel on 7/11/44 in B-24 'Battle Package' #4252201

  • Stanley Leibner

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    RTD Ran out of fuel and ditched in channel on 7/11/44 in B-24 'Battle Package' #4252201

  • Arthur Mueller

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    Arthur Mueller served as a co-pilot with the 453rd Bomb Group. On 11 July 1944, his B-24 'Battle Package' #4252201 ran out of fuel and had to be ditched in the English Channel. Mueller was able to return to duty. ...

  • Ambrose Prouhet

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    RTD Ran out of fuel and ditched in channel on 7/11/44 in B-24 'Battle Package: #4252201

  • Charles Sams

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Ran out of fuel and ditched in channel on 7/11/44 in B-24 'Battle Package' #42-52201, RTD.

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Over Water (OW) North Sea 11 July 1944

Revisions

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

MACR 8715 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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