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42-52610

B-24 Liberator

Mission 291
350 B-24s are dispatched to aviation industry targets in Brunswick.

1944-04-08 - MACR #: 3847
Notes: 52610 (466th BG) lost Apr 8, 1944, Germany. MACR 3847

Service

Units

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 787th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Roland Boulter

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #4252610 'The Madam. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Albert English

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #4252610 'The Madam. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Edward Homner

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #4252610 'The Madam. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Kenneth Kessenger

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 42-52610 'The Madam. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Leonard Lombardo

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 42-52610 'The Madam. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Alex Lugosi

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Originally a member of the John Jakab Crew. Lugosi was shot down and captured while flying with the Carl Hitchcock Crew on 29 April 1944

  • Russell Medico

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #4252610 'The Madam. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • David O'Rear

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #4252610 'The Madam. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Lewis Straw

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Tail Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #42-52610 'The Madam', Prisoner of War (POW) at Stalag XVIIB. POW, Bronze Battle Star, Purple Heart, member of Caterpillar Club

  • Wallace Tyner

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #42-52610 'The Madam', Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Missions

Places

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Brunswick, Germany 8 April 1944

Shot down near Brunswick with the Kenneth Kessenger Crew - Crew #616. Six POW and four KIA.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 February 2020 02:25:51 Brad Sullivan Changes to description
Sources

http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Date Contributor Update
13 January 2015 19:41:55 466thHistorian Changes to media associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
04 November 2014 01:07:34 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom

Date Contributor Update
04 November 2014 01:05:26 466thHistorian Changes to nicknames, markings, place associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

466th BG Archives

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:55 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 3847 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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