42-109812

Object Number - UPL 33844 - "Bombs dropped from Consolidated B-24s of the 458th Bomb Group explode on a Nazi aircraft assembly plant at Bourges, France. 23rd May 1944. -...

Assigned to 752BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Schonecken in B-24 42-109812, hit by flak, tail section departed A/C, A/C went into spin and crashed St Vith. 3 x POW, 6 x KIA 24-Dec-44 MACR 11121.

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Units served with

Personnel of the 458th Bomb Group gather around a B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-29303) nicknamed "Liberty Lib" in order to transfer a casualty into a waiting ambulance. Image via Harry Holmes. Written on slide casing: '458th BG.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 752nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13035338
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 466th Bomb Group 93rd Bomb Group 752nd Bomb Squadron 784th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-747205
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot/Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 752nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-688921
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 752nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 34649689
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 752nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-764647
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Crashed

Failed to Return (FTR)

St Vith, Belgium 1944-12-24 Failed to Return (FTR) Schonecken in B-24 42-109812, hit by flak crashed St Vith. 3 x POW, 6 x KIA 24-Dec-44 MACR 11121.

Assigned

Horsham St Faith, Norwich, UK Assigned to 752BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF.

Manufactured

Willow Run Airport, 801 Willow Run Airport, Ypsilanti, MI 48198, USA Built at Consolidated.

Delivered

Willow Run Airport, 801 Willow Run Airport, Ypsilanti, MI 48198, USA Delivered to USAAF.

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:16
ContributorAAM
Sources

MACR 11121 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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