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42-52546

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 467th Bomb Group

    467th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 467th Bomb Group, or the "Rackheath Aggies" as they came to be known, flew B-24 Liberators on missions from April 1944. Its air crews became known for their accuracy and the Group had the best overall standing for accuracy within the Eighth Air...

  • 788th Bomb Squadron

    788th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    During early May 1944, General Peck, Commanding general of the 96th CBW, invited Colonel Shower, CO of the 467th BG, Colonel Isbell, CO of the 458th BG, and Colonel Pierce, CO of the 466th BG, to wing HQ at Horsham St. Faith. They were told that one of...

People

  • Carl Appel

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radar Counter Measures Operator | 467th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Berlin in B-24 #42-52546.

  • Richard Cisco

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 467th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Berlin on 18 Mar 45 in B-24 #4252546

  • Edward Galbreath

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 467th Bomb Group
    Crashed at Berlin on 18 Mar 45 in B-24 #42-52546, Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Alfred Janss

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 467th Bomb Group
    He enlisted in the Air Corps on graduating high school and, following training, crewed up in Walla Walla and joined the Group at Rackheath. He was nearing the end of his tour of duty when on a raid over Berlin they were attacked by ME-262's and anti...

  • Kenneth Micko

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 467th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Berlin on 18 Mar 45 in B-24 #4252546

  • William Shinn

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 467th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Berlin on 18 Mar 45 in B-24 #4252546

  • Stanley Simpson

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 467th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Berlin on 18 Mar 45 in B-24 #4252546

  • Jesse Watkins

    Military | Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 467th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Berlin on 18 Mar 45 in B-24 #4252546

  • Robert Williams

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 467th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Berlin in B-24 #4252546

  • William Wilson

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 467th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Berlin in B-24 #4252546

Places

  • Rackheath

    Military site : airfield
    First allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a bomber base in August 1942, Rackheath was then earmarked as a fighter base but, because of delay in construction, was never used as such. Built during 1943, the station had three concrete runways, 50 loop...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 18 March 1945

Revisions

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

MACR 13136 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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