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42-100288

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...

  • 707th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Charles Buckingham

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 446th Bomb Group
    On 28 Jan 1944 on landing from an operational mission, B24H #41-29147 'Sad Sack' landed short of the runway and crshed into a bank along a road. RTD. Forced to ditch in the North Sea after being hit by flak and/or fighters on the return from an aborte

  • Elmer Carlson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    On 28 Jan 1944 on landing from an operational mission, B-24H #41-29147 'Sad Sack' landed short of the runway and crshed into a bank along a road. RTD. Forced to ditch in the North Sea after being hit by flak and/or fighters on the return from an...

  • Richard Donton

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 446th Bomb Group

  • Charles Jennings

    Military | Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    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'. KIA.

  • Robert Kidwell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 446th Bomb Group
    On 28 Jan 1944 on landing from an operational mission, B24H #41-29147 'Sad Sack' landed short of the runway and crshed into a bank along a road. RTD. Forced to ditch in the North Sea after being hit by flak and/or fighters on the return from an aborted...

  • Norwood Mitchell

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

  • Theodore O'Shields

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    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'. KIA.

  • Robert Paltz

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 446th Bomb Group
    On 28 Jan 1944 on landing from an operational mission, B-24H #41-29147 'Sad Sack' landed short of the runway and crshed into a bank along a road. RTD. Forced to ditch in the North Sea after being hit by flak and/or fighters on the return from an...

  • Alva Songer

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    On 28 Jan 1944 on landing from an operational mission, B24H #41-29147 'Sad Sack' landed short of the runway and crshed into a bank along a road. RTD. Forced to ditch in the North Sea after being hit by flak and/or fighters on the return from an aborted...

  • Earl Springstead

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    On 28 Jan 1944 on landing from an operational mission, B24H #41-29147 'Sad Sack' landed short of the runway and crshed into a bank along a road. RTD. Forced to ditch in the North Sea after being hit by flak and/or fighters on the return from an aborted...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 6 March 1944

Revisions

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

MACR 2966 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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