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42-100146

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 567th Bomb Squadron

    567th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    567th Bombardment Squadron, 24 December 1942 - 13 September 1945 ...

People

  • Charles Campbell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and landed in Sweden on 6/20/44 in B-24 Mistah Chick #42100146 INT

  • Eugene Garner

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and landed in Sweden on 6/20/44 in B-24 Mistah Chick #42100146 INT

  • Donald Hudspeth

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak on 6/20/44 and landed in Sweden in B-24 Mistah Chick #42100146 INT

  • Veto Iavecchia

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 389th Bomb Group
    Flew two missions on D-Day. Two weeks later, on 6/20/44, immediately after dropping its bombs on a synthetic-oil refinery in Politz Germany, the "Mistah Chick" was disabled by flak and leaking fuel. Rather than setting down on German soil and becoming...

  • Ralph Leslie

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    damaged by flak and landed in Sweden on 6/20/44 in B-24 'Mistah Chick' #42100146. INT

  • Neil Park

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and landed in Sweden on 6/20/44 in B-24 'Mistah Chick' #42-100146, Interned (INT).

  • George Rake

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak on 6/20/44 and landed in Sweden in B-24 Mistah Chick # 42100146 INT

  • Robert Rumery

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and landed in Sweden on 6/20/44 in B-24 Mistah Chick #42100146 INT

  • James Ryan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 389th Bomb Group
    Damaged by flak and landed in Sweden on 6/20/44 in B-24 Mistah Chick #42-100146 INT

  • Ralph Williams

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    B-24J #42-100369 collided with another B-24 and crashed south of Ilketshal St Margaret, Suffolk during a practice formation flight on 2 Mar 1944. RTD. Damaged by flak and landed in Sweden on 6/20/44, Interned

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Places

  • Hethel

    Military site : airfield
    Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 20 June 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 February 2018 16:49:50 2nd Air Division Memorial Library Changes to nicknames
Sources

2nd Air Division Memorial Library

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 5924 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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