Church Street, Old Catton

Aircraft crash site

Object Number - UPL 14530 - Plaque in Old Catton, Norwich.

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Detailed History

There were two crashes in this area: B24 42-94811, Tommy Thumper II, 22 January 1945 and B24 44-40281, A Dog's Life, 13 February 1945.

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 467th Bomb Group 790th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: T-125913
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 467th Bomb Group 790th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35054136
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner; Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 467th Bomb Group 790th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: T-128582
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 467th Bomb Group 790th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36872957
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 467th Bomb Group 790th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: T-129466
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer
  • Role/Job: Navigator

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Tommy Thumper II
  • Unit: 34th Bomb Group 467th Bomb Group 4th Bomb Squadron 790th Bomb Squadron
A bomber crew of the 458th Bomb Group with their B-24 Liberator (serial number 44-40281) nicknamed "A Dogs Life". Image via Lieutenant Vincent. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Crew 24, Sub co-pilot- Unk, Pilot Lt Vincent, Req Co-pilot- Lt Cronkite, Bombiagtor [sic] Lt Halvorsen, Genner- Sgt Johnson, RO- Valenzvela, Sgt, Eng- Sgt Lohr, GRR- Moss, Sgt, Sub Eng- Unk, Sub Gnr- Unk, Reg NT Gnr- wounded in hosp, Sgt Simpson.
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: A Dog's Life
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 753rd Bomb Squadron

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