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42-52240

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 732BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Tutow mission with Keith Hamby crew 9-Apr-44; A/C landed in Sweden, Interned (INT). MACR 3925

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 735th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Joseph Cox

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 732BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Keith Hamby crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Tutow mission in B-24 42-52240 9-Apr-44, A/C landed in Sweden, Interned (INT). MACR 3925. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Carlis Gibson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 732BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Keith Hamby crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Tutow mission in B-24 42-52240 9-Apr-44, A/C landed in Sweden, Interned (INT). MACR 3925. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Richard Gundry

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Co-Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 732BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Keith Hamby crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Tutow mission in B-24 42-52240 9-Apr-44, A/C landed in Sweden, Interned (INT). MACR 3925. ...

  • Keith Hamby

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 732BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Tutow mission in B-24 42-52240 9-Apr-44, A/C landed in Sweden, Interned (INT). MACR 3925. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Frank Hendershot

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 453rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 732BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Keith Hamby crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Tutow mission in B-24 42-52240 9-Apr-44, A/C landed in Sweden, Interned (INT). MACR 3925. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Clyde Lancaster

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 732BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Keith Hamby crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Tutow mission in B-24 42-52240 9-Apr-44, A/C landed in Sweden, Interned (INT). MACR 3925. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Chester Modzelewski

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 732BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Keith Hamby crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Tutow mission in B-24 42-52240 9-Apr-44, A/C landed in Sweden, Interned (INT). MACR 3925. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Leonard Moyer

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Bombardier | 453rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 732BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Keith Hamby crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Tutow mission in B-24 42-52240 9-Apr-44, A/C landed in Sweden, Interned (INT). MACR 3925. ...

  • Albert Pekar

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 453rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 732BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Keith Hamby crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Tutow mission in B-24 42-52240 9-Apr-44, A/C landed in Sweden, Interned (INT). MACR 3925. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Wadman

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 732BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Keith Hamby crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Tutow mission in B-24 42-52240 9-Apr-44, A/C landed in Sweden, Interned (INT). MACR 3925. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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
Assigned Old Buckenham, UK 1943

Assigned to 732BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF.

Manufactured Willow Run. Ypsilanti, MI 1944

Built at Ford.

Failed to Return (FTR) Sweden 9 April 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Tutow mission with Keith Hamby crew 9-Apr-44; A/C landed in Sweden, Interned (INT). MACR 3925

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 June 2020 17:26:49 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29635898

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

MACR 3925 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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