Skip to main content
Edit entry 

42-7512

B-24 Liberator

On a mission to Kiel, Germany (445th BG Mission # 9, Jan 5, 1944) the # 4 engine failed & the aircraft left the formation. It was shot down by a German FW-190 & crashed near Friedrichskoog, Germany. MACR 2510.

Service

Units

  • 445th Bomb Group

    445th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 445th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Tibenham, Norfolk. The crews' first mission was bombing U-boat installations at Kiel on 13 December 1943. The Group continued to hit strategic targets in Germany, including the aircraft components factory...

  • 703rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Charles Cornwall

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-24 #42-7512 'Gremlin's Roost. ' Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Eugene Fippinger

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-24 #42-7512 'Gremlin's Roost. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Raymond George

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-24 #42-7512 'Gremlin's Roost. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Charles Javick

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 445th Bomb Group

  • Edison Jones

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-24 #42-7512 'Gremlin's Roost. ' Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Jack Love

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Co-Pilot, Tail Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-24 #42-7512 'Gremlin's Roost. ' Killed in Action (KIA). Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-24 #42-7512 'Gremlin's Roost. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • William Minor

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 445th Bomb Group

  • Victor Smith

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-24 #42-7512 'Gremlin's Roost. ' Prisoner of War (POW) at Stalag Luft 1, Barth POW

  • Robert Wright

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-24 #42-7512 'Gremlin's Roost. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Walter Yerkers

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 445th Bomb Group

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 5 January 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 January 2022 00:12:55 UALDC8 Changes to description
Sources

445th BG Website
MACR 2510
Losses of the 8th & 9th US Air Forces Vol 2
Air Force Historical Research Agency Reel A0654

Date Contributor Update
13 January 2022 00:09:59 UALDC8 Changes to nicknames, markings and description
Sources

445th BG Website
Losses of the 8th & 9 US Air Forces Vol 2 p35-36
MACR 2510
Air Force Historical Research Agency Reel A0654

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:03 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 2510 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Share