Shot down by fighters on the return form a mission to the Marshalling Yards at Frankfurt on 4 Feb 1944 in B-24H #42-7542 'Black Widow. ' Plane crashed SE of Albert, FR. POW.
According to John Fletcher, tail gunner,
Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 446th Bomb Group
Shot down on his 10th mission by fighters on the return from a mission to the Marshalling Yards at Frankfurt on 4 Feb 1944 in B-24H #42-7542 'Black Widow'. Plane crashed SE of Albert, FR. MACR #2248. KIA.
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The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...
Black Widow was shot down by an FW-190A piloted by German Ace Waldemar Radener, who had a total of 23 confirmed kills, including 12 heavy bombers. The particular incident is listed among Radener's confirmed claims in a table from German federal...
4 February 1944
The railroad marshalling yards at Frankfurt, Germany were focus of this mission, but other railroad marshalling yards in the area were attacked as well. Weather and navigational errors frustrate target acquisition.748 heavy bombers were despatched in a...
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From late November 1943, the three bases of Bungay, Seething and Hardwick were the stations of the 20th Combat Wing of the Eighth Air Force. The base had previously housed individual squadrons of the 310th Bomb Group (Twelfth Air Force) and of the 93rd...
||Flushing, New York, USA
||28 September 1921
||New York, NY, USA
||29 January 1941
|Prisoner of War (POW)
||4 February 1944 – 20 July 1945
Stalag Luft 3, Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (now Zagan Poland)
||Annapolis, MD, USA
||29 July 1997