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42-7655

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 712BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Berlin 29-Apr-44. Hit by flak and by fighters in rear fuselage. Bale out order given by pilot, 5 x POW, 5 x KIA. Crashed Oldenburg, Germany. MACR 4486

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. ...

  • 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

  • Lawrnce Anderson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 448th Bomb Group

  • Manuel Caballero

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #42-7655, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Ralph Casey

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #42-7655, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Chisholm

    Military | Corporal | Tail Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #427655. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • James Clark

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #427655. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Louis Curio

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #427655. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Robert Harrison

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #427655. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Charles Myers

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #427655. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Alfred Tallman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #42-7655, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Marion Tennant

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #427655. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

Places

  • Seething

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Seething had three concrete runways, 51 hardstandings of both loop and 'frying-pan’ types, and two T2 hangars, one on each side of the airfield. It was home to the 448th Bomb Group, equipped with...

Events

Event Location Date
Assigned Seething, UK 1943

Assigned to 712BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Oldenburg, Germany 29 April 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Berlin 29-Apr-44. Hit by flak and by fighters in rear fuselage. Bale out order given by pilot, 5 x POW, 5 x KIA. MACR 4486

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 April 2018 09:10:37 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com/chubbychamp-v1.htm

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:06 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 4486 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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