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41-29368

B-24 Liberator

Original aircraft with the 789th Squadron; second Group aircraft lost on the 11th July 44 mission to Munich. Three of the Lt. Underwood crew were killed, the remainder taken POW.

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

  • Thornton Gillett

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 467th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed near Escalles in B-24 'Tailwind' #41-29368, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • William Hale

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 467th Bomb Group

  • Kenneth Kleinshrot

    Military | Major | Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 789BS, 467BG, 8AF USAAF. Original Crew #40. Transferred to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 733BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: DFC (OLC), AM,(3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (4 x Battle Stars).

  • George Kunz

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 467th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed near Escalles in B-24 'Tailwind' #4129368 POW

  • Claude Maine

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 467th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed near Escalles in B-24 'Tailwind' #41-29368, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Roger Manders

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 467th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed near Escalles in B-24 'Tailwind' #4129368 POW

  • Walter Mc Carson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 467th Bomb Group

  • Glenn Richardson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 467th Bomb Group

  • Edward Ruff

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 467th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed near Escalles on 7/11/44 in B-24 'Tailwind' #4129368 POW

  • James Underwood

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 467th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed near Escalles in B-24 'Tailwind' 41-29368, Killed in Action.

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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
Failed to Return (FTR) Over Water (OW) North Sea 11 July 1944

Original aircraft that was flown over by the 789th Lt. Charles Russell crew. It was lost on the 11th Jul 44 returning from Munich with the Lt.Underwood crew

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 May 2021 01:04:27 acbernstein1 Changes to description, events and place associations
Sources

http://www.the467tharchive.org

Date Contributor Update
29 March 2015 21:23:45 Bill Morris Changes to media associations
Sources

www.b24bestweb.com via Fort Worth Aviation Museum

Date Contributor Update
29 March 2015 19:24:34 Bill Morris Changes to nicknames
Sources

www.b24bestweb.com via Fort Worth Aviation Museum

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

MACR 6931 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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