42-7542 Black Widow

Black Widow was shot down by an FW-190A piloted by German Ace Waldemar Radener, who had a total of 23 confirmed kills, including 12 heavy bombers. The particular incident is listed among Radener's confirmed claims in a table from German federal archives.

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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: 446th Bomb Group 707th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 20726744 originally, then O-731007
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 707th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14073575
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 707th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15095550 / O-678230
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 707th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16050364 / O-684735
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 707th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32228136
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR) Over Water (OW)

English Channel 1944-02-04

Revisions

Date9 Sep 2020 15:57:07
ContributorScotsman
Sources

Edit of previous description.

Date9 Sep 2020 15:54:03
ContributorScotsman
Sources

Sources: Recherche de France-Crashes 39-45; Matthews A.J.,& Foreman, J. (2015). Luftwaffe Aces-Biographies and Victory Claims (Vol. 3-M-R). Walton-on-Thames: Red Kite; Luftwaffe.cz.

Date27 Sep 2016 23:22:26
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Planes nickname found at the memorial for 1LT Joe Adams. the planes Bombardier. See: http://www.lehnherr.com/military/memorials/joe_adams.html

Date27 Sep 2014 18:41:04
ContributorAAM
Sources

MACR 2248 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database