42-100146 - Mistah Chick

A crashed B-24 Liberator (HP-U_, serial number 42-100146) nicknamed "Mistah Chick" of the 567th Bomb Squadron, 389th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '2100146. Mistah Chick. HP-U_. 389BG, 41 raids.' media-414025.jpg FRE 7940 The crashed B-24J Liberator, (HP-U, 42-100146, named, Mistah Chick, of the 567th Bomb Squadron, the 389th Bomb Group in the 8th Air Force in Britain. Handwritten caption on photo reverse : "42-100146. Mistah Chick. HP-U. Was in the 389th Bomb Group. 41 raids. " Roger Freeman Collection

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Object Number - FRE 7940 - The crashed B-24J Liberator, (HP-U, 42-100146, named, Mistah Chick, of the 567th Bomb Squadron, the 389th Bomb Group in the 8th Air Force in...

The B-24J, named, Mistah Chick, 42-100146, piloted by Ralph I. Leslie, was flak damaged on a mission over Europe and crash landed in Sweden. Transferred from the 564th Bomb Squadron (YO E) to the 567th Bomb Squadron (HP U) in March 1944.

Mistah Chick, was interned in Sweden after the June 20,1944 mission to Politz,Germany. All 10 crewmen and one passenger unhurt. MACR 5924. Interned 20 Jun 44, INT-SWE. MACR 5924

- Interned by Sweden 20 Jun 44. INT-SWE. MACR 5924

Crewmen on Mistah Chick :

2nd. Lt. Ralph l. Leslie - Pilot - 2nd. Lt. Ralph Williams - Copilot (died Jan 20 1994) -

2nd. Lt. Veto A. Iavecchia - Bombardier -

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The insignia of the 389th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

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  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 567th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 93rd Bomb Group 330th Bomb Squadron 567th Bomb Squadron 98th Bomb Group 344th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18124310
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 567th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 567th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
A crashed B-24 Liberator (HP-U_, serial number 42-100146) nicknamed "Mistah Chick" of the 567th Bomb Squadron, 389th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '2100146. Mistah Chick. HP-U_. 389BG, 41 raids.'
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 567th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot

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Germany 20 June 1944 Crash landed in Sweden due to flak damage over Europe. Aircraft and crewmen were interned by the Swedes. 20 Jun 1944. INT-SWE.

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