41-28629 Blondes Away

Object Number - UPL 23010 - B-24 41-28629 'Blondes Away'. An original Project 92311 aircraft which landed and was interned at Dübendorf, Switzerland 13 Apr 44.

Assigned to 733BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 734, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission 13-Apr-44. Last seen 12 miles past IP heading across lake near Friedrickshafen in direction of Switzerland. Oil leak on #4 engine and oxygen system failure caused the abort. Landed Dübendorf, Switzerland 10 x Interned (INT). MACR 3834. Later scrapped in Switzerland.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 734th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14056632 / O-?
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 734th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 732nd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 734th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32219851 / O-?
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 734th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16127430
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner

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Events

Event Location Date Description

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Failed to Return (FTR)

Friedrichshafen, Germany 13 April 1944 Failed to Return (FTR) mission 13-Apr-44. Last seen 12 miles past IP heading across lake near Friedrickshafen in direction of Switzerland.

Other

Interned

Dübendorf, Switzerland 13 April 1944 Landed Dübendorf, Switzerland 10 x Interned (INT).

Manufactured

Tulsa, OK, USA Built at Douglas.

Delivered

Oklahoma, USA Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned

Old Buckenham, UK Assigned to 733BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF.

Other

Transferred

Old Buckenham, UK Transferred to 734, 453BG, 8AF USAAF.

Other

Scrapped

Switzerland Scrapped in Switzerland.

Revisions

Date24 May 2022 09:34:30
ContributorAl_Skiff
Sources

MACR 3834 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:05
ContributorAAM
Sources

MACR 3834 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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