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Alva L Songer


On 28 Jan 1944 on landing from an operational mission, B-24H #41-29147 'Sad Sack' landed short of the runway and crashed into a bank along a road, Returned (RTD).

Forced to ditch in the North Sea after being hit by flak and/or fighters on the return from an aborted mission to Genshagen on 6 Mar 1944 in B-24J #42-100288 'Maj. Hoople'. Returned (RTD).


Units served with

  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 707th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-100288 'Maj. Hoople'

    B-24 Liberator

  • 41-29147 Sad Sack

    B-24 Liberator
    Originally assigned to 44th Bomb Group, 66th Bomb Squadron; transferred to 446th Bomb Group 707th Bomb Squadron where it was damaged on landing Bungay, England 29 Jan 1944. ...


Event Location Date
Returned (RTD) Germany 6 March 1944


Date Contributor Update
14 March 2021 21:59:16 jmoore43 Changes to service number

Added S/N per MACR 2966 at

Date Contributor Update
14 March 2021 21:49:03 jmoore43 Changes to aircraft associations

Added an association to the A/C #41-29147 listed in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
14 March 2021 21:48:09 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C type in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:34 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2966 / MACR 2966, Losses of teh 8th & 9th Air Forces; The History of the 446th Bomb Group, pg 68 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database