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MACR 8429
41-29449
"True Love"
466th BG | 786th BS
15 Aug 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

  • John Archer

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down by fighters and crashed at Zui Dveen in B-24 'True Love' #41-29449, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Thomas Bell

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Zui Dveen in B-24 True Love #4129449

  • John Capps

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner
    Shot down by fighters and crashed at Zui Dveen on 8/15/44 in B-24 'True Love' #41-29449, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Harry Clark (Dolph)

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Left Waist Gunner
    Evaded (EVD) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Zui Dveen on 8/15/44 in B-24 True Love #4129449

  • Robert Lehman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Zui Dveen in B-24 True Love #4129449

  • William Leslie

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Leslie appears to have been a non-flying ordnance officer attached to the 1452nd Ordnance Company. As the Archer Crew did not have a bombardier on this mission as he had been transferred to the 784th BS to become a lead bombardier. Leslie was aboard...

  • William Lowen

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Zui Dveen on 8/15/44 in B-24 True Love #4129449 POW

  • Donald McCarty

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Zui Dveen on 8/15/44 in B-24 True Love #4129449 POW

  • Norman Peck

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Zui Dveen in B-24 True Love #4129449

  • Edward Philo

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Flight Engineer - Top Turret Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Zui Dveen in B-24 True Love #4129449

Aircraft

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 554

    15 August 1944
    Airfields in NW Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium are the primary targets for this mission. 8th Air Force despatches a total of 932 aircraft. The raid is coordinated with 1,000 Royal Air Force (RAF) heavy bombers and Mosquitos attacking 9 airfields...

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 19:54:24 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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