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Lake IJsselmeer

Crash site

Detailed history

Site of B-24H-1-FO Liberator 42-7638 crash on December 22 1943.

Connections

People

  • Edward Birge

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-24 #42-7638 'Big Banner'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • James Childers

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-24 #42-7638 'Big Banner'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • John Larson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-24 #42-7638 'Big Banner'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Gerald McCord

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-24 #42-7638 'Big Banner'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Kent Miller

    Military | Flight Officer | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-24 #42-7638 'Big Banner'. KIA.

  • Frank Passavant

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-24 #42-7638 'Big Banner'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Stanley Pilch

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-24 42-7638 'Big Banner'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Donald Shaffer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-24 #42-7638 'Big Banner'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • William Sheehan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-24 #42-7638 'Big Banner'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Charles Taylor

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-24 #42-7638 'Big Banner'. Prisoner of War (POW). Ditched in the Zuyder Zee. POW

Aircraft

  • 42-7638 Big Banner

    B-24 Liberator
    On the return from a mission to Munster, Germany. on 22 Dec 1943 the A/C was ditched in the Zuider Zee. ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 May 2021 11:22:41 general ira snapsorter Created entry with name, known as, latitude, longitude, history, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.zzairwar.nl/dossiers/148.html;
MACR 1714.

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