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42-94815

B-24 Liberator

Project No. 92537.
34th BG overseas movement.

Service

Units

  • 34th Bomb Group

    34th Bomb Group

    Group
    After forming part of the American defence force, first on America's east coast and then on its west, the Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy...

  • 4th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Matthew Barbier

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 34th Bomb Group
    Shot down 21 July 1944 in B-24 #4294815. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • David Bickerton

    Military | Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 34th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Hit by prop wash and crashed near Ehingen in B-24 #4294815

  • Merlyn Groskopf

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 34th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Hit by prop wash and crashed near Ehingen in B-24 #4294815

  • WIlliam Herchenroder

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 34th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). Crashed near Ehingen in B-24 42-94815

  • Earl Keyes

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 34th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Hit by prop wash and crashed near Ehingen in B-24 #4294815

  • George Kirkland

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 34th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 21 July 1944 in B-24 #4294815.

  • Arthur McCoy

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 34th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). Crashed near Ehingen caused by prop wash in B-24 42-94815.

  • Kenneth Miller

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 34th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed near Ehingen from prop wash in B-24 #4294815

  • Morton Prussel

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 34th Bomb Group
    Crashed near Ehingen frm prop wash in B-24 #4294815 Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Franklin Zahn

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 34th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 21 July 1944 in A/C #42-94815. PH

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 21 July 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 January 2020 10:25:22 Emily Changes to nicknames and media associations
Sources

Removed Hell's Belle nickname and associated media, and added Frivolous Sal nickname as per information at Valor to victory and B-24 Best Web

Date Contributor Update
24 May 2019 13:38:33 phil marchese Changes to markings and description
Sources

IARC

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:07 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 7421 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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