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42-7554

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 2nd Air Division

    2nd Air Division

    Division
    In December 1944, the 2nd Bomb Division was redesginated the 2nd Air Division.

  • 2nd Combat Bomb Wing
  • 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...

  • 702nd Bomb Squadron

People

  • John Allen

    Military | First Lieutenant | B-24 Pilot | 445th Bomb Group
    B-24 - #42-7554 - 8th AF, 445th BG, 702nd BS - stationed in NOV 1943 at RAF Tibenham. ...

  • Erwin / Edwin Bevins Jr

    Military | First Lieutenant | B-24 Pilot | 445th Bomb Group
    B-24 - #42-7554 - 8th AF, 445th BG, 702nd BS - stationed in NOV 1943 at RAF Tibenham. ...

  • Anthony Destro

    Military | Second Lieutenant | B-24 Bombardier | 445th Bomb Group
    B-24 - #42-7554 - 8th AF, 445th BG, 702nd BS - stationed in NOV 1943 at RAF Tibenham. ...

  • John Elder

    Military | Technical Sergeant | B-24 ~ Engineer / Top Turret Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    B-24 - #42-7554 - 8th AF, 445th BG, 702nd BS - stationed in NOV 1943 at RAF Tibenham. ...

  • Joseph Gill

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 445th Bomb Group
    B-24 - #42-7554 - 8th AF, 445th BG, 702nd BS - stationed in NOV 1943 at RAF Tibenham. ...

  • Harry Henry

    Military | Staff Sergeant | B-24 Asst Engineer & Waist Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    B-24 - #42-7554 - 8th AF, 445th BG, 702nd BS - stationed in NOV 1943 at RAF Tibenham. ...

  • Lewis Johnson

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Nose gunner, armorer. | 445th Bomb Group
    Lewis Johnson served as a nose gunner and armorer for the 445th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Tibenham, England.

  • Everett Odom

    Military | Staff Sergeant | B-24 Tail Turret Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    B-24 - #42-7554 - 8th AF, 445th BG, 702nd BS - stationed in NOV 1943 at RAF Tibenham. ...

  • James Owens

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | B-24 Waist Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    B-24 - #42-7554 - 8th AF, 445th BG, 702nd BS - stationed in NOV 1943 at RAF Tibenham. ...

  • Joseph Pavelko

    Military | Staff Sergeant | B-24 Ball Turret Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    B-24 - #42-7554 - 8th AF, 445th BG, 702nd BS - stationed in NOV 1943 at RAF Tibenham. ...

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Places

  • Tibenham

    Military site : airfield
    Tibenham was built in 1941-1942 by W and C French Ltd with a standard 2,000 yard main runway, and two other runways both 1,400 feet in length. Accommodation was provided for a full USAAF heavy bomber group in dispersed sites. Personnel of the 320th...

Events

Event Location Date
Assigned Tibenham, Norwich, Norfolk NR16, UK 4 November 1943

Assigned to Tibenham in Norfolk County, England

Crashed 8573 Mirns, Netherlands 22 December 1943 – 22 December 1943

B-24 , #42-7554 , "Tail End Charlie" crashed into a cemetery in Mirns, Netherlands. Of 10 total crew: 7 KIA, 2 POW's, 1 Evader.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 May 2017 00:05:11 ericdowneast Changes to person associations
Sources

445th BG.org mission formation charts.

Date Contributor Update
03 March 2015 06:11:10 usafdo Changes to media associations
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A. L. DESTRO II

Date Contributor Update
25 February 2015 02:28:52 usafdo Changes to events
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A.L. DESTRO

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25 February 2015 02:27:01 usafdo Changes to events
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A.L. DESTRO II

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25 February 2015 02:11:32 usafdo Changes to media associations
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A.L. DESTRO II

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25 February 2015 02:10:26 usafdo Changes to media associations
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A.L. DESTRO II

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25 February 2015 01:57:18 usafdo Changes to unit associations
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A.L. DESTRO

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25 February 2015 01:56:29 usafdo Changes to unit associations
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A.L. DESTRO II

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25 February 2015 01:55:20 usafdo Changes to unit associations
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A.L. DESTRO

Date Contributor Update
25 February 2015 01:51:24 usafdo Changes to person associations
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A.L. DESTRO II

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25 February 2015 01:49:30 usafdo Changes to media associations
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A.L. DESTRO II

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25 February 2015 01:48:50 usafdo Changes to place associations
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A.L. DESTRO II

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25 February 2015 01:42:00 usafdo Changes to media associations
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A.L. DESTRO

Date Contributor Update
25 February 2015 01:36:16 usafdo Changes to manufacturer, nicknames, markings and unit associations
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A.L. DESTRO II

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:04 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 15597 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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