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42-52758

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 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...

  • 835th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Willard Adams

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 486th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed near Erneghem on 7/1/44 in B-24 #42-52758, Evaded (EVD).

  • Thompson Anderson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed near Erneghem on 7/1/44 in B-24 #4252758 POW

  • Clifford Clark

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed near Erneghem on 7/1/44 in B-24 #42-52758, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Gazda

    Military | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed near Erneghem on 7/1/44 in B-24 #42-52758, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Paul George

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 486th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed near Erneghem on 7/1/44 in B-24 #42-52758 'Swingtime in the Rockies' or 'Gin Mill Jill', Evaded (EVD).

  • Albert Kite

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 486th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed near Erneghem on 7/1/44 in B-24 42-52758, Evaded (EVD).

  • James Laws

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed near Erneghem on 7/1/44 in B-24 #42-52758, Evaded (EVD).

  • Ralph Lynch

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed near Erneghem on 7/1/44 in B-24 #42-52758, Evaded (EVD).

  • Jack White

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 486th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed near Erneghem on 7/1/44 in B-24 #42-52758 'Swingtime in the Rockies' or 'Gin Mill Jill'

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) France 1 July 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 July 2020 19:39:21 jmoore43 Changes to nicknames
Sources

Added the A/C nickname listed in the "Summary biography" section of the pilot “Paul E George”.

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

MACR 6771 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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