IWM catalogue record
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Staff Sergeant Landon Hunt and Corporal Albert Krassman of the 446th Bomb Group with a B-24 Liberator (RT-R, serial number 41-29177) nicknamed "Ginger". Image via Albert R Krassman Jr Written on slide casing: 'Ginger, S/Sgt Landon Hunt, Crew Chief, Cpl Albert Krassman, Armorer.'
The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...
Military | Staff Sergeant | Crew Cheif
Born in Colorado, Krassman enlisted in 1943 and served as ground crew with the 706th Bomb Squadron of the 446th Bomb Group, based at Bungay in Suffolk. He worked as a gunsight, turret and armour mechanic, referring to himself playfully as a ‘bomb...
Hit by by AA over Ludwigshafen, Germany 26 August 1944, MACR 8471, managed to stay airborne until Saarbrücken, Germany where after coming under further AA fire, was abandoned by its crew and crashed near Schoeneck, France. The SS executed four of the...