42-64500 Dazzlin Dutchess and the Ten Dukes

Object Number - UPL 22931 - "Dazzlin' Dutchess and the Ten Dukes" B-24H-10-CF Liberator 42-64500 743rd Bombardment Squadron, 455th Bombardment Group, 15th Air Force. 21 April...

Assigned to 743BS, 455BG, 15AF USAAF. Departed the US for Italy on 22-Dec-43. Failed to Return (FTR) mission. Left formation en route to target on reciprocal heading after crew reported serious fuel leak. Crashed Piatra, Rumania 11-Jun-44. 9 POW 1 KIA. MACR 5771.

Crew: 2nd Lt Earl W Brawninger [P], 2nd Lt Robert M Murphy Jr [Co], 2nd Lt Jordan W Grant III [Nav], 2nd Lt Jimmy P Robinson [B], S/Sgt John W Shepherd [R], S/Sgt Frank W Luscinskas [Eng], Sgt Joseph P McMillan Jr [Eng], Sgt Wallace E Bailey [Arm], Sgt Robert F Kleeman [Arm] (KIA), Sgt Earnest P Lewis [Arm] (POW/KIA).

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Units served with

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

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 455th Bomb Group 743rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-697389
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 455th Bomb Group 743rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13028086
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 455th Bomb Group 743rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33459201
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist gunner

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Event Location Date Description

Crashed

Piatra 147245, Romania 11 June 1944 Lost due to a crash on 11-Jun-44.

Manufactured

Fort Worth, TX, USA Built at Consolidated.

Revisions

Date12 Feb 2022 21:41:56
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added an association to the 743rd BS listed in the description section for A/C #42-64500.

Date7 Nov 2016 01:39:50
Contributor466thHistorian
Date4 Aug 2016 11:54:35
ContributorAl_Skiff

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