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42-100335

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 445th Bomb Group

    445th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 445th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Tibenham, Norfolk. The crews' first mission was bombing U-boat installations at Kiel on 13 December 1943. The Group continued to hit strategic targets in Germany, including the aircraft components factory...

  • 703rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Peter Abell

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and fighters and crashed near Fulda, GR on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-100335. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Allen Alford

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and fighters and crashed near Fulda, GR on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-100335. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Bernard Anderson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Assistant Operations Officer, Co-Pilot | 445th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) 02/24/44

  • Donald Caton

    Military | Master Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and fighters and crashed near Fulda, GR on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-100335. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Merriam

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and fighters and crashed near Fulda, GR on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-100335. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Lonnie Reeves

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and fighters and crashed near Fulda, GR on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-100335. Killed in Action (KIA). .

  • Joseph Reus

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 Dec 1943 in B-24 #41-29123 'Big Joe. 'Shot down by flak and fighters and crashed near Fulda, GR on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-100335. Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I Barth, 1 1/4 years POW

  • Charles Stealey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 445th Bomb Group

  • Donald Watts

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and fighters and crashed near Fulda, GR on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-100335. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Events

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

Revisions

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

MACR 2561 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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