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42-100282

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 704th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Abraham Dorsman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and fighters and crashed near Brussels, Belgium on return from a mission to Gotha/Eisenach, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-100282. POW. POW

  • Claude Fisher

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and fighters and crashed near Brussels, Belgium on return from a mission to Gotha/Eisenach, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-100282. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Carl Kroells

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and fighters and crashed near Brussels, Belgium on return from a mission to Gotha/Eisenach, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-100282, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Richard McAuley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 446th Bomb Group

  • Earl Minnoe

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and fighters and crashed near Brussels, Belgium on return from a mission to Gotha/Eisenach, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-100282. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Marshall Murray

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and fighters and crashed near Brussels, Belgium on return from a mission to Gotha/Eisenach, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-100282. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Richard Paquette

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and fighters and crashed near Brussels, Belgium on return from a mission to Gotha/Eisenach, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-100282. POW. POW

  • Jack Renner

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and fighters and crashed near Brussels, Belgium on return from a mission to Gotha/Eisenach, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-100282. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • James Toolan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and fighters and crashed near Brussels, Belgium on return from a mission to Gotha/Eisenach, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-100282. POW. POW

  • Rudolph Vidmar

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and fighters and crashed near Brussels, Belgium on return from a mission to Gotha/Eisenach, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-100282. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 24 February 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 April 2015 08:31:19 SargeS10 Changes to nicknames and markings
Sources

My grandfather, Lt. James Toolan, was the navigator of this aircraft.

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

MACR 2954 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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