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41-29191

B-24 Liberator

Damaged in landing accident Seething, England 21 Jan 1944; damaged by flak over Berlin 6 March 1944 and landed in Sweden, crew interned. MACR 3548. Crew returned Jul - Sep 1944; aircraft returned to the US in 1945

Service

Units

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 448th Bombardment Group was organized on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May 1943 at Gowen Field, near Boise, Idaho. The initial training of the air crews took place in Florida. The entire group was assembled Wendover Field, Utah. Both air and...

  • 712th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Elmver Colyer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    After being hit by flak and losing fuel on a mission to Genshagen near Berlin on 6 Mar 1944, B-24H #41-29191 'Hello Natural' turned towards Sweden and landed at Bulltofa airfield near Malmo. Interned.

  • Barry Dustig

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 448th Bomb Group
    After being hit by flak and losing fuel on a mission to Genshagen near Berlin on 6 Mar 1944, B-24H #41-29191 'Hello Natural' turned towards Sweden and landed at Bulltofa airfield near Malmo. Interned.

  • Kenneth Dyer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 448th Bomb Group
    S/Sgt. Kenneth L. Dyer was born August 7, 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He enlisted in Indianapolis on November 12, 1942. He was a Radio Operator while assigned to "Boomerang" (42-52132) Jan-Feb 1944, "Little Sheppard" (41-28711) Feb-Mar 1944 and ...

  • Billy Espich

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    8th Air Force, 2nd Air Division, 20th Combat Wing, 448th BG, 712th BS ...

  • George Fieffer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    After being hit by flak and losing fuel on a mission to Genshagen near Berlin on 6 Mar 1944, B-24H #41-29191 'Hello Natural' turned towards Sweden and landed at Bulltofa airfield near Malmo. Interned.

  • Sam Gilman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    After being hit by flak and losing fuel on a mission to Genshagen near Berlin on 6 Mar 1944, B-24H #41-29191 'Hello Natural' turned towards Sweden and landed at Bulltofa airfield near Malmo. Interned.

  • Clarence Johansen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    After being hit by flak and losing fuel on a mission to Genshagen near Berlin on 6 Mar 1944, B-24H #41-29191 'Hello Natural' turned towards Sweden and landed at Bulltofa airfield near Malmo. Interned.

  • Anthony Leone

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    After being hit by flak and losing fuel on a mission to Genshagen near Berlin on 6 Mar 1944, B-24H #41-29191 'Hello Natural' turned towards Sweden and landed at Bulltofa airfield near Malmo. Interned.

  • Dominic Mainieri

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 448th Bomb Group
    Dominic P Mainieri served as a bombardier with the 448th Bomb Group. He was part on one of the original crews of the group. The first aircraft he was assigned to was B-24 41-29191, which was piloted by Second Liuetenant Jack Parker ...

  • Wilbur Mathias

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 448th Bomb Group
    After being hit by flak and losing fuel on a mission to Genshagen near Berlin on 6 Mar 1944, B-24H #41-29191 'Hello Natural' turned towards Sweden and landed at Bulltofa airfield near Malmo. Interned.

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Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 6 March 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 21:37:49 Bill Morris Changes to media associations
Sources

www.b24bestweb.com via Fort Worth Aviation Museum

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 19:08:23 Bill Morris Changes to nicknames and description
Sources

www.aviationarchaeology.com via Fort Worth Aviation Museum
www.joebaugher.com via Fort Worth Aviation Museum
www.b24bestweb.com via Fort Worth Aviation Museum

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

MACR 3548 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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