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Missing Air Crew Report number 16291, 42-29659, "Liberty Belle". 22 March 1943

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People

  • Ben Billingsley

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Shot down 22 March 1943 in B-17 42-29659 'Liberty Bell. ' Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA). The assigned target was Wilhelmshaven, Germany. The plane was on its first mission being flown by 7 members of the 92nd BG/ 327th BS and 3...

  • Glenn Brooks

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    1st Lt.Brooks was in the U.S. Army Air Forces 327th Bomber Squadron, 92nd Bomber Group, Heavy, # O-437931. After flying 4 missions with the 91st, he was temporarily attached to the 91st Group for combat training. ...

  • Clarence Buckman

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down 22 March 1943 in B-17 #4229659 'Liberty Bell. ' Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA). The assigned target was Wilhelmshaven, Germany. The plane was on its first mission being flown by 7 members of the 92nd BG/ 327th BS and 3...

  • Claude Green

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Shot down 22 March 1943 in B-17 #4229659 'Liberty Bell. ' Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA). The assigned target was Wilhelmshaven, Germany. The plane was on its first mission being flown by 7 members of the 92nd BG/ 327th BS and 3...

  • Claude Green

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier

  • James LaRock

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Shot down 22 March 1943 in B-17 #42-29659 'Liberty Bell'. Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Felix Makela

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down 22 March 1943 in B-17 #4229659 'Liberty Bell. ' Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA). The assigned target was Wilhelmshaven, Germany. The plane was on its first mission being flown by 7 members of the 92nd BG/ 327th BS and 3...

  • Hascall McClellan

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Shot down 22 March 1943 in B-17 #4229659 'Liberty Bell. ' Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA). The assigned target was Wilhelmshaven, Germany. The plane was on its first mission being flown by 7 members of the 92nd BG/ 327th BS and 3...

  • Wallace Roberts

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner

  • Charles Shapiro

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 22 March 1943 in B-17 #4229659 'Liberty Bell. ' Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA). The assigned target was Wilhelmshaven, Germany. The plane was on its first mission being flown by 7 members of the 92nd BG/ 327th BS and 3...

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Aircraft

  • 42-29659 Liberty Bell

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 28/1/43; Salina 9/2/43; Assigned 324BS/91BG Bassingbourn 15/3/43; Missing in Action 1m Wilhelmshafen 22/3/43 with Capt Hascall McClellan, Co-pilot: Glenn Brooks, Navigator: Claud Green, Bombardier: Clarry Buckman, Flight engineer/top...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 46

    22 March 1943
    The U-Boat pens and harbour facilities at Wilhelmshaven, Germany are the primary target for this mission. 76 B-17's are despatched: 91BG (21); 303BG (18); 305BG (18); and 306BG (19). These are joined by 26 B-24's: 44BG (12) and 93BG (14). Of this force...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 February 2022 18:12:21 Douglas P Created entry with caption, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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