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MACR 3845
42-52582"
"The Worry Bird"
466th BG | 786th BS
11 Apr 1944

Connections

Units

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Loran Caskey

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-24 #4252582. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Herbert Cox

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Flight Engineer - Top Turret Gunner
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-24 #42-52582, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Carrol Lawrence

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Radio Operator
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-24 #4252582. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Eugene Long

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-24 #4252582. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Marney Mason

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-24 #42-52582. Crashed at Hann-Strehen. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Joseph Molengraft

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-24 #4252582. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Herman Siegel

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-24 #4252582. Crashed at Hann-Strehen. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Berry Skaggs

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Although a native Texan from Wichita Falls, Berry “BB” Skaggs moved with his family into southwestern Oklahoma, settling in Lawton, where he obtained most of his schooling. After completing High School he attended Cameron Jr., A.&M. College near...

  • Kenneth Trescott

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Left Waist Gunner
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-24 #4252582. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Vernon Zoff

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-24 #42-52582. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

Aircraft

  • 42-52582 The Worry Bird

    B-24 Liberator
    Shot down by German fighters. Last seen going down with it's bomb bay on fire. B.B. Skaggs Crew MACR 3845. Fuselage parts recovered 1981:Boswiede/Giethoorn

Missions

Locations

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 April 2020 14:12:05 Brad Sullivan Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

NARA: Missing Air Crew Reports (MACRs)

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