42-50439 Broad+High

Object Number - UPL 14399 - Leister Crew, B24 42-50439, Broad+High Back row, left to right... • John Beyer, bombardier • Vance Cridling, navigator • John Bales,...

Obtained by 492nd BG from the replacement depot to replace 44-40156 lost 7 Jul 44.

Named by its Crew Chief, M/Sgt Robert Janton. The name is the main cross streets of his home town Columbus, Ohio. The + sign represents the intersection but when spoken everyone called it, Broad and High.

Transferred to the 467th BG, 788th BS, Crew Chief: M/Sgt Robert Janton.

On 18 Aug 44, damaged and low on fuel, it crashlanded in a field at Kirby Bedon, England. Flown by the Leister Crew, 4 KIA, 1 WIA, 4 RTD.

Aircraft was salvaged on 19 Aug 44.

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Units served with

Unofficial emblem of the 467th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 467th Bomb Group 479th Fighter Group 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 436th Fighter Squadron 788th Bomb Squadron 859th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15125819 / O-701862
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot / Fighter pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 467th Bomb Group 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 788th Bomb Squadron 859th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16031290
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 467th Bomb Group 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 788th Bomb Squadron 859th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36294811
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 467th Bomb Group 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 788th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12043462
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 467th Bomb Group 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 788th Bomb Squadron 859th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32775614
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner

Places

Missions

  • Date: 19 July 1944
  • Official Description: More than 1,100 Heavy Bombers, operating in 5 forces, attack targets in Germany, including 2 plants producing hydrogen peroxide (an ingredient in V-weapon fuels), a chemical plant, 2 aircraft factories, 4 ball bearing plants, 6 Marshalling Yards, 4...
  • Date: 1 August 1944

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Broad+High
  • Unit: 467th Bomb Group 788th Bomb Squadron 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 859th Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date Description

Crashed

Failed to Return (FTR)

Kirby Bedon, Norwich, Norfolk NR14, UK 18 August 1944 - 18 August 1944

Revisions

Date31 Mar 2015 15:50:42
Contributorusxpat
Sources

492ndbombgroup.com
macr 15254

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:52
ContributorAAM
Sources

MACR 15254 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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