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Crew of B-24 42-110029 of the 703rd Bomb Squadron of the 445th Bomb Group.
Standing: Harold Garman, ?, William Lafferty, ?
Kneeling: James Stuebgen is fourth from left.

The other airmen linked to this record were part of the crew but need identifying in this photograph.

Connections

Units

  • 445th Bomb Group

    445th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 445th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Tibenham, Norfolk. The crews' first mission was bombing U-boat installations at Kiel on 13 December 1943. The Group continued to hit strategic targets in Germany, including the aircraft components factory...

  • 703rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Marvin Alford

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Damaged by flak in the Bombardiers station and the left rudder enroute to V-sites in France on 15 Feb 1944, B-24H #42-7559 'Kelly' returned to England and crashed upon landing at RAF Manston, Kent. RTD. ...

  • Harold Garman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down 1 April 1944 in B-24 #42-110029. ...

  • Bernell Keller

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Shot down 1 April 1944 in B-24 #42110029. Evaded.

  • William Lafferty

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down 1 April 1944 in B-24 #42-110029, Evaded (EVD). Sheltered until liberated in Paris.

  • Lyndon Lawrence

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 1 April 1944 in B-24 #42110029. Evaded.

  • Philip Miller

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Shot down 1 April 1944 in B-24 #42110029. Prisoner of War (POW). Bailed out but his parachute didn't open, landed in a plowed field and was captured in France. Was in Stalag Luft I for 16 months, in Barth, Ger. POW

  • Elbert Ninesling

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down 1 April 1944 in B-24 #42-110029, Evaded (EVD).

  • Jack Reed

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Shot down 1 April 1944 in B-24 #42110029. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Herman Schmidt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Shot down 1 April 1944 in B-24 #42110029. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • James Stuebgen

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Shot down 1 April 1944 in B-24 #42110029. Evaded.

Aircraft

  • 42-110029

    B-24 Liberator
    On 1 April 1944, B-24 42-110029 was shot down by enemy aircraft. Of its 10-man crew, five evaded, three were taken as Prisoners of War and two were Missing in Action.

Locations

  • Tibenham

    Military site : airfield
    Tibenham was built in 1941-1942 by W and C French Ltd with a standard 2,000 yard main runway, and two other runways both 1,400 feet in length. Accommodation was provided for a full USAAF heavy bomber group in dispersed sites. Personnel of the 320th...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 February 2017 12:41:10 Lucy May Changes to caption
Sources

http://haroldgarmanww2pow.us/pow_pics/pages/05-B24_crew.html

Date Contributor Update
22 February 2017 11:35:15 Lucy May Changes to caption, unit associations and person associations
Sources

William Lafferty and James Stuebgen were both flying together in B-24 #42110029 when it was shot down on 1 April 1944.
Fairly confident that this is the crew of that aircraft as the photo has been added to the website by a relative of William Lafferty.

Date Contributor Update
13 February 2017 19:49:02 bethlaff Created entry
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