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"Mary Harriet" B24
L to R: ground mechanic, Harold Prout, Bob Beltz, Charles Minor Frank
On the ground at Old Buckenham



  • 2nd Air Division

    2nd Air Division

    In December 1944, the 2nd Bomb Division was redesginated the 2nd Air Division.

  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...

  • 733rd Bomb Squadron


  • Robert Beltz

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Killed on 17 Feb 1945 when B-24 #42-51149 ditched in North Sea after mission recall. Air Medal

  • Charles Frank

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Charles Minor Frank was from Asheville, NC. He was to be a pilot of B24s but another pilot from Asheville, NC (Mac Duncan) asked him to be his co-pilot and Charlie agreed. Also in their 10 man crew were identical twins, Joe and Jack Hensley from...

  • Harold Prout

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator, Navigator, Pilot
    RTD. Ditched in channel on 17 Feb 45 in B-24 #4251249, 'Ruth Marie'. On 31 Mar 45 crashed at Lutjewinkel in B-24 'Rum-Collins' #4449972. Prisoner of War (POW)


  • 42-110049 Mary Harriet

    B-24 Liberator
    Damaged by flak on 21 July 1944 (Oberpfaffenhofen) and crashed in Switzerland. Pilot: John Anderson.


Date Contributor Update
22 July 2021 20:23:05 Mary Kay Armstrong Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and person associations

Mary Kay Frank Armstrong