42-94974 Off Limit's Again

Object Number - UPL 6468 - B-24H-20-FO 42-94974 Off Limit's Again 466th BG - 786th BS Code: U8-T

Hit by flak. Witnesses described the aircraft as "one solid mass of flame from the leading edge of the wing all the way to the tail." A wing came off and the plane nosed into a spin. Then the broke off at the rear bomb bay wall. Witnesses said the crew never had a chance to get out. All crew members were KIA

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Units served with

Three little girls hold up a balloon celebrating the 100th mission of the 466th Bomb Group in front of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-95592) nicknamed "Black Cat". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'On our 100 Mission party Day- 18 Aug 1944, Attlebridge, 466th- wouldn't it be something if we could identify these girls? How could I do it?'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-705285
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-773284
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-722414
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18106250
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade)
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 786th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer

Missions

  • Date: 6 October 1944
  • Date: 12 October 1944

Events

Event Location Date Description

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Failed to Return (FTR)

Germany 1944-10-12 Hit by flak. Witnesses described the aircraft as "one solid mass of flame from the leading edge of the wing all the way to the tail." A wing came off and the plane nosed into a spin. Then the broke off at the rear bomb bay wall. Witnesses said the crew never had a chance to get out. All crew members were KIA

Revisions

Date22 Oct 2017 19:25:36
Contributormvandemark
Sources

updated bio

Date3 Nov 2014 23:38:41
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom

Date3 Nov 2014 23:22:39
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom

Date27 Sep 2014 18:41:08
ContributorAAM
Sources

MACR 9488 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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