42-110107 Wham Bam Thank You Mam

media-41699.jpeg UPL 41699 B-24J-CO 42-110107, 491st BG
PROJECY NO. 92532.
WHAM! BAM! "THANK YOU, MAM"

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Beitling,J.R. , IARC SURVEY

Object Number - UPL 41699 - B-24J-CO 42-110107, 491st BG PROJECY NO. 92532. WHAM! BAM! "THANK YOU, MAM"

Assigned to 854BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Hanover mission; downed by flak over Russelheim, Germany, on 24-Aug-44. 3 x POW, 6 x KIA. MACR 8296



Crew: 2Lt Norman Rogers, 2Lt John Sekul, F/O Haigus Tufenkjian, Sgt William Dumont

Sgt Thomas Williams, Sgt Elmore Austin (6 x KIA), S/Sgt Forrest Brininstool, Sgt William M Adams, Sgt Sidney E Brown (3 x POW).



The crew, with the exception of S/Sgt Brininstool, were subject to a severe beating at the hands of a civilian mob in Russelheim. Sgt's Adams and Brown, having been left for dead, escaped for four days before becoming POW's.

Connections

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Units served with

A Pathfinder B-24 Liberator (V2-P+, serial number 42-51691) of the 491st Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '491 BG supplying troops at Arnhem, Sept 1944.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 491st Bomb Group 854th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 338833051
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Togglier / Nose Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 491st Bomb Group 854th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 31340848
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 491st Bomb Group 854th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36459119
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 491st Bomb Group 854th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 34792548
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 491st Bomb Group 854th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 31267637
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner

Places

Missions

  • Date: 24 August 1944

Events

Event Location Date Description

Crashed

Failed to Return (FTR)

Russelheim, Germany 24 August 1944 Failed to Return (FTR) Hanover mission; downed over Russelheim, Germany, on 24-Aug-44. 3 x POW, 6 x KIA. MACR 8296

Manufactured

San Diego, CA Built at Consolidated.

Assigned

North Pickenham, UK Assigned to 854BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date
Contributorphil marchese
Changes
Sources

Marchese; B-24 Identification Matrix, 2000.
Beitling/Marchese; IARC Project No. Survey, 2005 et seq.

Date
ContributorLitprof
Changes
Sources

I have a snapshot of the nose art of this aircraft in my personal collection that I can share. Just let me know.
James

Date
ContributorAl_Skiff
Changes
Date
ContributorAAM
Changes
Sources

MACR 8296 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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