Victor W Krueger

Military

Object Number - UPL 7285 - Beverly Ballard Crew Shot down 6 March 1944 Standing: Roland Johnson - B, Harry Bengry - CP, B.E. Ballard - P, Eugene Singer - N, James Lewis - TG....

After being badly damaged over Berlin on a mission to Genshagen near Berlin on 6 Mar 1944, B-24H #42-52450 crashed on the return N of Amsterdam. Prisoner of War (POW)

POW

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Units served with

Personnel of the 458th Bomb Group gather around a B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-29303) nicknamed "Liberty Lib" in order to transfer a casualty into a waiting ambulance. Image via Harry Holmes. Written on slide casing: '458th BG.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 754th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-805152
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 754th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-752754
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 754th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35595479
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 754th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17127576
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 754th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32450063
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator, Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 754th Bomb Squadron

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Events

Event Location Date Description

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Prisoner of War (POW)

Germany 6 March 1944

Born

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Revisions

Date8 Jan 2015 15:35:23
ContributorED-BB
Sources

NARA WWII Enlistment records
NARA WWI POW records
MACR 3350
458th Bomb Group page for the Beverly BALLARD crew: http://www.458bg.com/crew52ballard.htm

Date27 Sep 2014 18:26:29
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3350 / MACR 3350, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces & Page 278of the book LIBERATORS OVER EUROPE by Mackay, Bailey & Scorza, D790G458 &

href="http://www.458bg.com/crew52ballard.htm">http://www.458bg.com/crew52ballard.htm> / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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