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2LT Erwin James Bevins, B-24 Pilot of 445th BG, 702nd BS stationed at Tibenham Airfield, NOV 1943. Survived the crash of his B-24, #42-7554 "Tail End Charlie", and evaded capture in the Netherlands for 473 days.

This is his post war interrogation/debrief report to Army.
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-2946.pdf

http://www.teunispats.net/t3256.htm

http://www.heritageleague.org/brian/54.pdf

Connections

Units

  • 445th Bomb Group

    445th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 445th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Tibenham, Norfolk. The crews' first mission was bombing U-boat installations at Kiel on 13 December 1943. The Group continued to hit strategic targets in Germany, including the aircraft components factory...

  • 702nd Bomb Squadron

People

  • John Allen

    Military | First Lieutenant | B-24 Pilot
    B-24 - #42-7554 - 8th AF, 445th BG, 702nd BS - stationed in NOV 1943 at RAF Tibenham. ...

  • Erwin / Edwin Bevins Jr

    Military | First Lieutenant | B-24 Pilot
    B-24 - #42-7554 - 8th AF, 445th BG, 702nd BS - stationed in NOV 1943 at RAF Tibenham. ...

  • Anthony Destro

    Military | Second Lieutenant | B-24 Bombardier
    B-24 - #42-7554 - 8th AF, 445th BG, 702nd BS - stationed in NOV 1943 at RAF Tibenham. ...

  • Joseph Gill

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    B-24 - #42-7554 - 8th AF, 445th BG, 702nd BS - stationed in NOV 1943 at RAF Tibenham. ...

  • Harry Henry

    Military | Staff Sergeant | B-24 Asst Engineer & Waist Gunner
    B-24 - #42-7554 - 8th AF, 445th BG, 702nd BS - stationed in NOV 1943 at RAF Tibenham. ...

  • Everett Odom

    Military | Staff Sergeant | B-24 Tail Turret Gunner
    B-24 - #42-7554 - 8th AF, 445th BG, 702nd BS - stationed in NOV 1943 at RAF Tibenham. ...

  • James Owens

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | B-24 Waist Gunner
    B-24 - #42-7554 - 8th AF, 445th BG, 702nd BS - stationed in NOV 1943 at RAF Tibenham. ...

  • Joseph Pavelko

    Military | Staff Sergeant | B-24 Ball Turret Gunner
    B-24 - #42-7554 - 8th AF, 445th BG, 702nd BS - stationed in NOV 1943 at RAF Tibenham. ...

  • Oscar Robbins

    Military | Technical Sergeant | B-24 Radio Operator
    B-24 - #42-7554 - 8th AF, 445th BG, 702nd BS - stationed in NOV 1943 at RAF Tibenham. ...

Aircraft

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 161

    22 December 1943
    This mission is composed of two forces directed at two separate targets, the communication centers at Osnabruck and Munster, Germany. The force attacking at Osnabruck is composed of two elements. The first element is composed of 227 B-17s (2 are PFF...

Locations

  • Tibenham

    Military site : airfield
    Tibenham was built in 1941-1942 by W and C French Ltd with a standard 2,000 yard main runway, and two other runways both 1,400 feet in length. Accommodation was provided for a full USAAF heavy bomber group in dispersed sites. Personnel of the 320th...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 March 2015 05:32:49 usafdo Changes to person associations
Sources

A. L. DESTRO II

Date Contributor Update
20 March 2015 05:30:50 usafdo Changes to person associations
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A. L. DESTRO II

Date Contributor Update
20 March 2015 05:29:21 usafdo Changes to person associations
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A. L. DESTRO II

Date Contributor Update
20 March 2015 05:01:39 usafdo Changes to collection, caption, unit associations and place associations
Sources

A. L. DESTRO II

Date Contributor Update
10 February 2015 11:41:48 Lucy May Changes to person associations
Sources

Connected to Erwin Bevin's entry based on information in the sources listed by 'usafdo'.

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 06:49:21 usafdo Changes to unit associations
Sources

http://www.heritageleague.org/brian/54.pdf

http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-2946.pdf

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 06:48:14 usafdo Changes to mission associations
Sources

http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-2946.pdf

http://www.heritageleague.org/brian/54.pdf

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 06:46:54 usafdo Created entry with caption and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.heritageleague.org/brian/54.pdf

http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-2946.pdf

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