42-52467 Hula Wahine II

Object Number - UPL 46311

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Units served with

A flight of B-24 Liberators of the 446th Bomb Group fly in formation above the clouds.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 446th Bomb Group 564th Bomb Squadron 704th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 11998723 / O-662430
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 466th Bomb Group 704th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-738943
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator

Places

Aerial photograph of Bungay (Flixton) airfield, looking south, the technical site- with T2 hangar- and control tower are to the right, where the main airfield gate is also situated, 16 October 1945. Photograph taken by No. 541 Squadron, sortie number RAF/106G/UK/930. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Flixton

Missions

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

Ludwigshafen, Germany 1944-07-31

Revisions

Date6 May 2020 16:53:18
Contributorarmymodel16
Sources

Provided by Jennifer L. Brande, Grandaughter of 1LT Gilbert H. Rubenstein, who's aircraft, 42-52467, the Hula Wahine II, 446th Bomb Group, 704th Squadron, The crew threw overboard anything they could to save weight, including guns and ammo, and limped back home. It went down, killing 3 with 7 others taken prisoner. It also lost 2 engines due to flak.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:54
ContributorAAM
Sources

MACR 7826 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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