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41-29421

B-24 Liberator

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...

  • 791st Bomb Squadron

People

  • John Biggs

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 467th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed at Hamburg in B-24 Wallowing Wilbert #4129421

  • Samuel Corbin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 467th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed at Hamburg in B-24 Wallowing Wilbert #4129421

  • Dan Gage

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 467th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed at Hamburg in B-24 Wallowing Wilbert #4129421

  • James Gamble

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 467th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed at Hamburg on 8/6/44 in B-24 'Wallowing Wilbert' #41-29421, Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Glen Hinkebein

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 467th Bomb Group
    Glen Leo Hinkebein was born Friday May 7, 1920 in Leopold, MO to Ted and Olivia Glastetter Hinkebein. Glen was the first born of 7 boys, Vernon Martin Hinkebein 1/10/1922, Luke Theodore Hinkebein 1/18/1925, Ennis William Hinkebein 11/23/1927, Ralph...

  • Thaddeus Jez

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 467th Bomb Group
    Thaddeus Jez served as a tail gunner with the 791st Bomb Squadron of the 467th Bomb Group, flying bombing missions out of Rackheath, England. On 6 August 1944, he was Killed in Action (KIA) when his B-24 #4129421 'Wallowing Wilbert' was shot down by flak.

  • David Johnson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 467th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Hamburg on 8/6/44 in B-24 Wallowing Wilbert #4129421 POW

  • Joseph Kirby

    Military | Flight Officer | Bombardier | 467th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed at Hamburg on 8/6/1944 in B-24 'Wallowing Wilbert' #41-29421, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • George Kotraba

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 467th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed at Hamburg in B-24 Wallowing Wilbert #4129421

  • James Manning

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 467th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Hamburg on 8/6/44 in B-24 Wallowing Wilbert #4129421 POW

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Events

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

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 April 2015 01:58:13 Bill Morris Changes to media associations
Sources

www.b24bestweb.com via Fort Worth Aviation Museum

Date Contributor Update
07 April 2015 21:13:33 Bill Morris Changes to nicknames
Sources

www.b24bestweb.com via Fort Worth Aviation Museum
B-24 Nose Art Name Directory by Wallace R. Forman via Fort Worth Aviation Museum

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

MACR 7374 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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