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2nd Lt Ray Gilbreath



  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...

  • 733rd Bomb Squadron


  • Ray Gilbreath

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Shot down by fighters on the return from a mission to Genshagen near Berlin and crashed near Oldenburg on 6 Mar 1944 in B-24H #42-64460 'Shack Rabbit'. Killed in Action (KIA).


  • 42-64460 Shack Rabbit

    B-24 Liberator
    Lost 6 Mar 44 - shot down by fighters near Plantl√ľne during the return flight. The ...


  • Old Buckenham

    Military site : airfield
    Allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a bomber base in 1942, Old Buckenham was built during 1942-43 with three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. The station was the exclusive home for the 453rd Bomb Group, equipped...


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03 May 2016 14:51:43 usxpat Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

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