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41-28745

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 486BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 733BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Brunswick. Shot down flak went down 2km west of Salzdahlum, four chutes seen, one on fire 8-May-44. 3 x POW, 7 x KIA. MACR 4590.

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...

  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...

  • 733rd Bomb Squadron
  • 835th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Myron Cetwinski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 733BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Brunswick in B-24 41-28745; shot down 8-May-44, Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4590 Awards: GC, PH.

  • Maurice Chapman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 733BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Brunswick in B-24 41-28745; shot down 8-May-44, Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4590 Awards: PH

  • Clarence Clandellyn

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    See the 'Crew and Mission Info' for Lt. George 'Hunter' D. Smith's 835th Bomb. Squadron crew at the official 486th Bomb. Group web page at this address: https://486th.org/BS835/SmithG.htm Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (1 x Battle Star).

  • Raymond Czeslawski

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 733BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Brunswick in B-24 41-28745; shot down 8-May-44, Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4590 Awards: PH.

  • George Evans

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 453rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 May 1944 in B-24 #41-28745, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • George Granko

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 453rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 733BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Brunswick in B-24 41-28745; shot down 8-May-44, Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4590 Awards: PH.

  • Melvin Kirkpatrick

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Nose Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    See the 'Crew and Mission Info' for Lt. George 'Hunter' D. Smith's 835th Bomb. Squadron crew at the official 486th Bomb. Group web page at this address: https://486th.org/BS835/SmithG.htm

  • Oscar Lindberg

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 453rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 733BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Brunswick in B-24 41-28745; shot down 8-May-44, Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4590 Awards: PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Morton Love

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 486th Bomb Group
    See the 'Crew and Mission Info' for Lt. George 'Hunter' D. Smith's 835th Bomb. Squadron crew at the official 486th Bomb. Group web page at this address: https://486th.org/BS835/SmithG.htm

  • Marvin Lutes

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer and Top T. & Waist Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    "Sgt. Lutes Gets Oak Leaf Cluster" ...

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Missions

  • 405

    11 June 1944
    Flew a sortie flight to the French Coast at 24,000 feet. 8th Combat Flight. No flak.

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...

  • Sudbury

    Military site : airfield
    Situated between the villages of Great Waldingfield and Acton, the airfield was used by the 486th Bomb Group from March 1944 to August 1945. Facilities for administrative offices for the Combat Wing were also made available here and along with barrack...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Tulsa, OK, USA 1943

Built at Douglas.

Delivered Oklahoma, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Sudbury CO10, UK 1943

Assigned to 486BG, 8AF USAAF.

Transferred Old Buckenham, UK 1944

Transferred to 733BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Old Buckenham, UK 27 April 1944

Taxiing accident 27-Apr-44 at Old Buckenham.

Crashed Salzdahlum, 38302 Wolfenbüttel, Germany 8 May 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Brunswick. Shot down flak went down 2km west of Salzdahlum, four chutes seen, one on fire 8-May-44. 3 x POW, 7 x KIA. MACR 4590.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 May 2022 12:41:55 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=41-28745
https://www.fold3.com/image/29032533
http://www.8thafhs.com/get_mia_aircraft.php?acgroup_id=6&mission_date=19...
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=41-28745
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=41-28745

Date Contributor Update
17 October 2021 16:31:57 hansvonmaltzahn Changes to unit associations, person associations and mission associations
Sources

This information from the official web page of the 486th Bomb. Group, and specifically, the crew and mission page of Lt. G. Smith of the 835th Bomb. Sq. at: https://486th.org/BS835/SmithG.htm

Date Contributor Update
16 October 2021 16:08:04 hansvonmaltzahn Changes to nicknames
Sources

This information from the official webpage of the 486th Bombardment Group's 'Aircraft' gallery: https://486th.org/#

Date Contributor Update
18 August 2016 18:12:52 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=41-28745
https://www.fold3.com/image/29032533
http://www.8thafhs.com/get_mia_aircraft.php?acgroup_id=6&mission_date=19...
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=41-28745
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=41-28745

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 4590 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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