FRE 1724

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B-24J-1-FO #42-7586 "God Bless Our Ship" Code: Q+ 445th BG - 701th BS. This a/c was hit by antiaircraft fire over the Spandau district of Berlin, and after eight members of the crew bailed out 1/LT. G. Lymburn landed the a/c on the Karwar Marshes 25 miles NW of Berlin on March 6, 1944. Lt. Lymburn and the tail gunner Sgt. Francesco Cittadino were aboard, the other crew members having bailed out over Berlin. Navigator Lt. Frank Serpico was KIA. In this photo German soldiers examine the wreckage. Handwritten caption on reverse: '445 BG, B-24 Shot down over Berlin 3/6/44.'

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Units

A pathfinder B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-51681) of the 453rd Bomb Group flies in formation with a fellow Liberator of the 453rd and and a pathfinder Liberator of the 445th Bomb Group. Image via Alan Rowsell.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 445th Bomb Group 701st Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: God Bless Our Ship
  • Unit: 445th Bomb Group 701st Bomb Squadron

Locations

Signal Squares on the airfield at Tibenham, B-24 Liberators of the 398th Bomb Group are visible in the background. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Tibenham Signal Squares.'
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Tivetshall

Revisions

Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
Contributor466thHistorian
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466th BG Historian

Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
ContributorBruce Lymburn
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From Bruce Lymburn, son of pilot George Lymburn

Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
ContributorBruce Lymburn
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Additional details from pilot George Lymburn's son Bruce Lymburn

Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
ContributorBruce Lymburn
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Bruce Lymburn

Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
ContributorBruce Lymburn
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Bruce Lymburn

Date: 8 Sep 2014 15:26:28
ContributorAAM
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IWM, Roger Freeman Collection