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42-95007

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 854BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. Hannover mission 11-Sep-44 with Ed Murff crew. 2 x crew baled out. 1 x POW, 1 x KIA, 7 x RTD (of which 1 x WIA) MACR 9737

Failed to Return (FTR) Hannover with James Wynn crew 26-Nov-44; shot down by fighters near Deckbergen. 1 x POW, 9 x KIA MACR 11159

Service

Units

  • 491st Bomb Group

    491st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 491st Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators in bombing missions over northern France and Germany from June 1944 until April 1945. Missions over Germany included bombing the headquarters of the German General Staff at Zossen. The Group was awarded a DUC...

  • 854th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Lawrence Carmichael

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 854BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Hannover in B-24 'Scarface' 42-95007 26-Nov-44; shot down by fighters near Deckbergen. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 9737 Awards: PH.

  • Dewey Deweber

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 491st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 854BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Hannover in B-24 'Scarface' 42-95007 26-Nov-44; shot down by fighters near Deckbergen. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 9737 Awards: PH.

  • Joseph Di Filippo

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 854BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Hannover in B-24 'Scarface' 42-95007 26-Nov-44; shot down by fighters near Deckbergen. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 9737 Awards: PH.

  • Norman Disney

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 854BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. Flew on AC 44-40202. Hannover mission 11-Sep-44 in B-24 42-95007. Hit by flak, 2 x crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 9737 Awards: AM (OLC), POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • David Dougherty

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 491st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 854BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. Flew on AC 44-40202. Hannover mission 11-Sep-44 in B-24 42-95007. Hit by flak, 2 x crew baled out. Returned to Duty (RTD) MACR 9737 Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • George Dumitras

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted | 491st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 854BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. Flew on AC 44-40202. Hannover mission 11-Sep-44 in B-24 42-95007. Hit by flak, 2 x crew baled out. Wounded in Action (WIA) RTD MACR 9737 Awards: SS, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Esmonde Ellwart

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 854BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. Flew on B-24 44-40202. Hannover mission 11-Sep-44 in B-24 42-95007. Hit by flak, 2 x crew baled out. Returned to Duty (RTD) MACR 9737 Awards: AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (3 x Battle Stars).

  • Paul Harris

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 854BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. Flew on AC 44-40202. Hannover mission 11-Sep-44 in B-24 42-95007. Hit by flak, baled out. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 9737 Awards: AM (2OLC), PH.

  • Oliver Hicks

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer, Top Turret Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 854BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. Flew on AC 44-40202. Hannover mission 11-Sep-44 in B-24 42-95007. Hit by flak, 2 x crew baled out. Returned to Duty (RTD) MACR 9737 Awards: DFC, AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

  • Michael Krivonak

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 491st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 854BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Hannover in B-24 'Scarface' 42-95007 26-Nov-44; shot down by fighters near Deckbergen. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 9737 Awards: AM, PH.

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Places

  • Metfield

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Metfield had three concrete runways, 39 pan plus 15 loop hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied by the 353rd Fighter Group, equipped with P-47s, from August 1943 to...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Willow Run, Ypsilanti, MI 1943

Built by Ford.

Assigned Metfield, UK 1944

Assigned to 854BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF.

Failed to Return (FTR) [initially posted as] UK 11 September 1944

Hannover mission 11-Sep-44 with Ed Murff crew. 2 x crew baled out. 1 x POW, 1 x KIA, 7 x RTD (of which 1 x WIA) MACR 9737

Crashed Vicinity Deckbergen, Germany 26 November 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Hannover with James Wynn crew 26-Nov-44; shot down by fighters near Deckbergen. 1 x POW, 9 x KIA MACR 11159

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 September 2021 12:14:17 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/30642746

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 10767 / MACR 11159 / MACR 9427 / MACR 9737 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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