42-52226

B-24H #42-52226 fell out of formation after fighter attacks on a return from a mission to Genshagen near Berlin on 6 March 1944. The crew baled over the IJsselmeer, Holland, with three rescued and seven drowned. Pilot : Hubert R. Cripe (POW); Co-Pilot Russell A. Anderson (POW); Navigator Homer W. Dallacqua (POW); Bombardier Maurice A. Dinneen (KIA); Radio Operator William S. Chappell Jr (KIA); Top Turret gunner Mack O. Garrett (KIA); Ball Turret gunner Gerald B. Yoder (KIA); Right Waist gunner Thomas W. Keefe (KIA); Left Waist Gunner Albert H. Edgett (KIA); Tail Gunner Jason H. McGue (KIA). The Liberator crashed on the shores of the Ijsselmeer, 4km NE of Edam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands. Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 2970.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 734th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17063523 at enlistment, then O-687662
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 734th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18090466
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator / Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 734th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16061076 at enlistment, then O-746308
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 734th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16082294 at enlistment, then O-690377
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 734th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17054896 at enlistment, then O-688935
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier

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Revisions

Date28 Apr 2020 08:59:10
ContributorED-BB
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Added crash location detail

Date27 Apr 2020 14:46:31
ContributorED-BB
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MACR 2970

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:54
ContributorAAM
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MACR 2970 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database