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42-52364

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 445th Bomb Group

    445th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 445th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Tibenham, Norfolk. The crews' first mission was bombing U-boat installations at Kiel on 13 December 1943. The Group continued to hit strategic targets in Germany, including the aircraft components factory...

  • 701st Bomb Squadron

People

  • Gerald Collisop

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 445th Bomb Group

  • John Constable

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down probably by fighters and crashed near Bad Salzungen, GR on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24H #42-52364. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Charles Edwards

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down probably by fighters and crashed near Bad Salzungen, GR on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24H #42-52364. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Nelson Garnett

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down probably by fighters and crashed near Bad Salzungen, GR on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24H #42-52364. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Garth Larsen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down probably by fighters and crashed near Bad Salzungen, GR on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24H #42-52364. Killed in Action (KIA). AM/ PH

  • Vincent Locilenti

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down probably by fighters and crashed near Bad Salzungen, GR on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24H #42-52364. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Lawrence Nichols

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down probably by fighters and crashed near Bad Salzungen, GR on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24H #42-52364. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Melvin Shrum

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down probably by fighters and crashed near Bad Salzungen, GR on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24H #42-52364. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Herbert Smith

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down probably by fighters and crashed near Bad Salzungen, GR on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24H #42-52364. Killed in Action (KIA). AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 24 February 1944

Revisions

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

MACR 2558 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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