44-40159

A Swedish Soldier guards a B-24 Liberator (serial number 44-40159) nicknamed "Boulder Buff" of the 492nd Bomb Group that has landed in Sweden.

Object Number - FRE 2136 - A Swedish Soldier guards a B-24 Liberator (serial number 44-40159) nicknamed "Boulder Buff" of the 492nd Bomb Group that has landed in Sweden.

18 Jun 44: Lost with D. Miller Crew 810

11 interned in Sweden, MACR 6767 

Seeing how the 858th was cut from the Group the day after this plane was lost, it was not replaced. At least not with the 858th. When the replacement plane did come it went to another squadron.

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Units served with

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 858th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: NR, PB
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 858th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier, Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 858th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 858th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 858th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner

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Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR) Over Water (OW)

North Sea 18 June 1944

Revisions

Date16 Apr 2020 19:30:20
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added a unit connection to the 8th AF.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:41:48
ContributorAAM
Sources

MACR 6767 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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