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41-28981

B-24 Liberator

B-24 disappeared into a cloud bank on its return from a mission to Stuttgart, Germany, on 4 March 1945. It crashed into the North Sea and only two of the crew, Sgt Perry and Sgt Moskowitz, were picked up in rescue launches. They thought the aircraft could have collided with another aircraft but this report could not be confirmed by any other crews.

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...

  • 789th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Hugh Cassels

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 467th Bomb Group
    Ditched in the North Sea in B-24 'Wolves Inc.' #41-28981, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • James Dick

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 467th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) - ditched in North Sea in B-24 'Wolves Inc' #41-28981.

  • Julius Gavin

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Michael Grinkiavicius

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 467th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). Ditched in North Sea in B-24 'Wolves Inc' #41-28981. His name is on the Tablets of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery.

  • Nathan Hatkoff

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 467th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) - ditched in North Sea in B-24 'Wolves Inc' #41-28981.

  • Addison Manning

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

  • George Mills

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 467th Bomb Group
    Ditched in the North Sea in B-24 'Wolves Inc.' #41-28981, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Charles Misiaszek

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 467th Bomb Group
    The Nazis never gave Lt. Charles J. Misiaszek a chance to unpack his barracks bags when he arrived in England. He docked at 6 p.m., was just settling down at his new base five hours later when they came over to rip up the field with JU-88s. "Looked...

  • Theologus Missiras

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 467th Bomb Group
    Ditched in the North Sea in B-24 'Wolves Inc.' #41-28981, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Stanley Moskowitz

    Military | 467th Bomb Group

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Missions

  • 863

    4 March 1945

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) Stuttgart, Germany 4 March 1945
Crashed North Sea 4 March 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 January 2018 16:14:21 Lucy May Changes to description, events and person associations
Sources

MACR 16328: https://www.fold3.com/image/30087499

Date Contributor Update
05 August 2015 14:00:53 general ira snapsorter Changes to nicknames, unit associations, person associations and mission associations
Sources

Associated lost crew with details from MACR 16328

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

MACR 12886 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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