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Assigned to 578BS, 392BG, 8AF USAAF. 18 missions flown. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Leipheim, due to mechanical failure, engine #2, #1 and #4 failed in that order meaning A/C could not maintain formation or altitude. Crew baled out around Freiburg. 8 x POW, 2 x KIA. MACR 4362.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 392nd Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 578th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 38369309
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 578th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-808385
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 447th Bomb Group 578th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39539448
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 578th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-814297
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 578th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-807728
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

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Events

Event Location Date Description

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Assigned

Wendling, Dereham NR19, UK 8 March 1944 - 24 April 1944 Assigned to 578BS, 392BG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed

Failed to Return (FTR)

Freiburg, Germany 24 April 1944 Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Leipheim, due to mechanical failure, engine #2, #1 and #4 failed in that order meaning A/C could not maintain formation or altitude. Crew baled out around Freiburg. 8 x POW, 2 x KIA. MACR 4362.

Manufactured

Tulsa, OK, USA Built at Douglas.

Delivered

Oklahoma, USA Delivered to USAAF.

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:05
ContributorAAM
Sources

MACR 4362 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database