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Robert W Carroll

Military

Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Hit by flak while bombing the target of Friedrichshafen on 18-Mar-44 and rapidly losing fuel, B-24 42-100284 turned towards Switzerland crash landed at Dubendorf. Interned.

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Earl Brown

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Hit by flak while bombing the target of Friedrichshafen, GR on 18 Mar 1944 and rapidly losing fuel, B-24 42-100284 turned towards Switzerland crash landed at Dubendorf. Interned.

  • Albert Childs

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. A/C Hit by flak while bombing the target of Friedrichshafen on 18-Mar-44 and rapidly losing fuel, B-24 42-100284 turned towards Switzerland crash landed at Dubendorf. Interned. Awards: AM, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Jack Edwards

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    Hit by flak while bombing the target of Friedrichshafen, GR on 18 Mar 1944 and rapidly losing fuel, B-24J #42-100284 turned towards Switzerland, crash landed at Dubendorf. Interned.

  • Milfred Hathaway

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 448th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Hit by flak while bombing the target of Friedrichshafen, Germany on 18-Mar-44 and rapidly losing fuel, B-24 42-100284 turned towards Switzerland crash landed at Dubendorf. Interned. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Hennessy

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 448th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. A/C Hit by flak while bombing the target of Friedrichshafen on 18-Mar-44 and rapidly losing fuel, B-24 42-100284 turned towards Switzerland crash landed at Dubendorf. Interned. MACR 3341 Escaped from Switzerland,...

  • Randall Laing

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. A/C Hit by flak while bombing the target of Friedrichshafen on 18-Mar-44 and rapidly losing fuel, B-24 42-100284 turned towards Switzerland crash landed at Dubendorf. Interned. Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Miltner

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. 9 x combat missions. Hit by flak while bombing the target of Friedrichshafen on 18-Mar-44 and rapidly losing fuel, B-24 42-100284 turned towards Switzerland crash landed at Dubendorf. Died later of flak injuries....

  • Melvin Schiefelbein

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. A/C Hit by flak while bombing the target of Friedrichshafen on 18-Mar-44 and rapidly losing fuel, B-24 42-100284 turned towards Switzerland crash landed at Dubendorf. Interned. Awards: AM (2OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Castleton Smith

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 448th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. 10 x combat missions. Hit by flak while bombing the target of Friedrichshafen on 18-Mar-44 and rapidly losing fuel, B-24 42-100284 turned towards Switzerland crash landed at Dubendorf. Interned. Whilst interned...

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 448th Bombardment Group was organized on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May 1943 at Gowen Field, near Boise, Idaho. The initial training of the air crews took place in Florida. The entire group was assembled Wendover Field, Utah. Both air and...

  • 714th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Seething

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Seething had three concrete runways, 51 hardstandings of both loop and 'frying-pan’ types, and two T2 hangars, one on each side of the airfield. It was home to the 448th Bomb Group, equipped with...

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Based Seething 1944 – 18 March 1944

Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF.

Interned (INT) Davos, Switzerland 18 March 1944

Hit by flak, losing fuel, headed to Switzerland Interned INT

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 October 2021 20:52:45 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:15 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3341 / MACR 3341, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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