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Detailed History

Crash site of B-24 Ramblin' Wreck from the 466th Bomb Group, flown by Robert Harrington on August 15, 1944. Harrington and three other B-24s, including True Love flown by Jack Archer, were shot down by Me-109s around 1pm after bombing the Vechta Luftwaffe base. Three crew members of Ramblin' Wreck were killed in the attack - Chester Zyb, William Julian and Tice Jones. Pilot Harrington and Bombadier Bob Borst successfully evaded, and the remainder of the crew were captured by German soldiers.

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-716705
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-817669
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Ramblin Wreck
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Revisions

Date23 May 2017 11:41:43
ContributorClark B
Sources

Clark Beyer

Date23 May 2017 11:39:58
ContributorClark B
Sources

Clark Beyer from interview with Bob Harrington, August 2004. Film excerpts from "Troublemaker - A Pilot's Story of WWII" by Clark Beyer, copyright 2005.

Date10 Oct 2015 23:37:53
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Historian