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42-52244

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...

  • 735th Bomb Squadron

People

  • William Allen

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #42-5224 'Black Jed'. Landed in Sweden, Interned (INT).

  • John Gill

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #425224 'Black Jed. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Culver Griffin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #425224 'Black Jed. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Homer Harrity

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #42-5224 'Black Jed'. Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Mark Neary

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #42-5224 'Black Jed'. Landed in Sweden, Interned (INT).

  • Neal Poland

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #425224 'Black Jed. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Richard Rollo

    Military | Captain | Navigator | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #425224 'Black Jed. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Orville Rose

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #425224 'Black Jed. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Peter Valko

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #42-5224 'Black Jed', Landed in Sweden. Interned (INT).

  • Robert Zakaitis

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #42-5224 'Black Jed'. Landed in Sweden. Interned (INT).

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 3921 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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