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MACR 8163
41-29350
"Spare Parts"
466th BG | 785th BS
18 Jul 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...

  • 785th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Thomas Baker

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed into English Channel on 7/18/44 in B-24 Spare Parts #4129350

  • Lawrence Brustrom

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed into Baltic on 7/18/44 in B-24 Spare Parts #4129350

  • Gene Carroll

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed into English Channel on 7/18/44 in B-24 Spare Parts #4129350 POW

  • Robert Fox

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Left Waist Gunner
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed into Baltic on 7/18/44 in B-24 Spare Parts #4129350 POW

  • Pete Giughello

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Tail Gunner
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed into English Channel on 7/18/44 in B-24 Spare Parts #4129350 POW

  • Peter Igoe

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Igoe was killed in action on 18 July 1944, during a tactical mission to support the Normandy Invasion. His aircraft B-24 'Spare Parts' #41-29350 was hit by flak and crashed into the English Channel near Granville. Members of the crew reported he was in...

  • Russell Jackson

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator
    Shot down by flak and crashed into English Channel on 7/18/44 in B-24 'Spare Parts' #41-29350, Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Edward Kaspshak

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA) Hit by flak and crashed into Baltic in B-24 Spare Parts #4129350

  • Louis McCarville

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed in to Baltic in B-24 Spare Parts #4129350

  • James Ruzicka

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed into English Channel in B-24 Spare Parts #4129350

Aircraft

  • 41-29350 Spare Parts

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 41-29350 was lost on 18 July 18 1944 over France. The aircraft took a direct hit by flak in the bomb bay while leaving the target, severing the control cables and forcing the pilots to attempt to ditch in the Channel off the coast of France. Four...

Missions

  • 481

    18 July 1944
    Flew an easy one over Denmark to Germany. Only had one hours sleep between yesterday and today.

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
22 April 2020 19:11:17 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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