42-51190 Ann

A B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-51190) nicknamed "Ann" of the 34th Bomb Group at Mount Farm. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group. Written on slide casing: '34 BG, Mount Farm.'

Object Number - FRE 5466 - A B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-51190) nicknamed "Ann" of the 34th Bomb Group at Mount Farm. Image by Robert Astrella, 7th Photographic...

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Squadron
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
The insignia of the 34th Bomb Group
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 34th Bomb Group 18th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: T-123125
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 34th Bomb Group 18th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 34th Bomb Group 18th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Nose Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 34th Bomb Group 18th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-700406
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 34th Bomb Group 18th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39277397
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner

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...

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

France 1944-07-19

Revisions

Date23 Jun 2015 18:10:19
ContributorJasonR
Sources

Corrected spelling of plane from "Anne" to "Ann". All available sources including 34th BG mission records have spelling as "Ann" with no "e".

Date2 Jun 2015 00:50:42
Contributorjpstamper
Sources

My Great Uncle John A. Stark was the tailgunner on this aircraft. I have done extensive research on it and it's tragic end

Date24 Apr 2015 22:08:22
ContributorJasonR
Date24 Apr 2015 21:48:10
ContributorJasonR
Sources

Internet research of 8th Air Force mission records for 42-51190 as reported at http://valortovictory.tripod.com/b24s/42-51190.htm

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:53
ContributorAAM
Sources

MACR 7420 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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