J H Gwanick


30 December 1943 on return from mission to IGF factory at Ludwigshaven. In B-17 42-64436 'Two Gun Flossie' B-24 41-29130 which was already on the runway. 10 RTD. A/C was repaired but was Missing in Action (MIA) 24 Feb 1944. Melby crew.


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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


  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 445th Bomb Group 701st Bomb Squadron


Date26 Aug 2021 22:50:29

Added a "-" to the A/C type in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:13:40

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces Vol. I, p. 449