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41-28749

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 790BS, 467BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Berlin. 3 Fw190's hit formation, A/C hit in #4 engine which began wind milling, also in starboard stabilizer causing it to drop out of formation. A/C turned over several times before exploding. 29-Apr-44. 3 x POW, 7 x KIA. MACR 4943.

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...

  • 790th Bomb Squadron

People

  • James Boucher

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 467th Bomb Group
    Shot down by Fw190 29-Apr-44 in B-24 41-28749. A/C exploded after loss of control. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: AM, PH.

  • John Burgelin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 467th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 790BS, 467BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Berlin in B-24 41-28749 'Wild Irish Rose' 29-Apr-44; shot down by FW190, thrown clear by explosion, unconscious, came to and pulled ripcord. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 4943 ...

  • Edward Condon

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 467th Bomb Group
    Shot down by Fw190 29-Apr-44 in B-24 41-28749. A/C exploded after loss of control. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: AM, PH.

  • Edward Dreksler

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 467th Bomb Group
    Shot down by Fw190 29-Apr-44 in B-24 41-28749. A/C exploded after loss of control. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: PH.

  • LeRoy Hill

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 467th Bomb Group
    Shot down by Fw190 29-Apr-44 in B-24 41-28749. A/C exploded after loss of control. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: AM, PH.

  • John Horne

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 467th Bomb Group
    John Horne served as a tail gunner with the 790th Bomb Squadron of the 467th Bomb Group. He flew 38 missions out of Rackheath, England, between 11 April 1944 and 8 August 1944. He flew many of his missions in B-24 'Tangerine'. ...

  • George Milliron

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 467th Bomb Group
    Shot down by Fw190 29-Apr-44 in B-24 41-28749. A/C exploded after loss of control. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: PH.

  • Richard Peters

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Aerial Gunner | 467th Bomb Group
    Richard Peters was a WWII tail gunner from Dundee, Michigan. His father William Peters, owned a house on Cake Road Dundee, Michigan and his mother Lucy Peters was a stay at home mom. He was the youngest of three children but he grew up as an only...

  • Robert Pittman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 467th Bomb Group
    Shot down by Fw190 29-Apr-44 in B-24 41-28749. Thrown clear by explosion, unconscious, came to and pulled ripcord. Prisoner of War (POW). Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Frank Prokop

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 467th Bomb Group
    Shot down by Fw190 29-Apr-44 in B-24 41-28749. Thrown clear by explosion, unconscious, came to and pulled ripcord. Prisoner of War (POW). Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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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
Manufactured Tulsa, OK, USA 1943

Built at Douglas.

Delivered Oklahoma, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Rackheath, Norwich NR13, UK 1943

Assigned to 790BS, 467BG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Hanover, Germany 29 April 1944 – 29 April 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Berlin. 3 Fw190's hit formation, A/C hit in #4 engine which began wind milling, also in starboard stabilizer causing it to drop out of formation. A/C turned over several times before exploding. 29-Apr-44. 3 x POW, 7 x KIA. MACR 4943.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 July 2017 18:32:38 JoCarter Changes to nicknames
Sources

name of plane added

Date Contributor Update
19 August 2016 10:43:31 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=41-28749&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28650179

Date Contributor Update
19 August 2016 10:36:34 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=41-28749&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28650179

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

MACR 4943 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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