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B-24 41-28629 'Blondes Away'. An original Project 92311 aircraft which landed and was interned at Dübendorf, Switzerland 13 Apr 44.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 734th Bomb Squadron


  • Richard Witton

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 732BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Brunswick in 42-52298 'Choo Choo Baby' 8-May-44; downed by enemy fighters. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 4596 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME


  • 41-28629 Blondes Away

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 733BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 734, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission 13-Apr-44. Last seen 12 miles past IP heading across lake near Friedrickshafen in direction of Switzerland. Oil leak on #4 engine and oxygen...


  • 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...

  • Dubendorf

    Military site : airfield


Date Contributor Update
10 August 2016 14:58:39 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations