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44-10491

B-24 Liberator

Shot down 22 February 1945 on raid on marshaling yards at Peine, Germany. MACR 12675

Service

Units

  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...

  • 754th Bomb Squadron

People

  • William Duke

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Pilot of B-24 #4410491 'Iron Duke'. Shot down over Bieber, Germany and crashed at Hainhausen on 22 February 1945. He and his co-pilot Lt. A. B. Monroe and waist gunner Sergeant Charles Frazer were murdered by German civilian police. (Story of 'Iron...

  • Richard Eselgroth

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 February 1945 in B-24 #4410491 'Iron Duke. ' Prisoner of War (POW). After the war, Richard Eselgroth shared copies of some of his colour slides with historian Roger Freeman. These images are now part of IWM's Roger Freeman Collection.

  • Charles Frazer

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down over Beiber, Germany and crashed at Hainhausen on 22 February 1945 B-24 #4410491 'Iron Duke'. Pilot William A. Duke and Co-Pilot Lt. A. B. Monroe were murdered by German civilian police. (Story of 'Iron Duke' and its crew, written by George...

  • Baldamore Garcia

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 February 1945 in B-24 #4410491 'Iron Duke. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Charles Gretz

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 February 1945 in B-24 #4410491 'Iron Duke. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Carl Johnson

    Military | Sergeant | Nose Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 February 1945 in B-24 #4410491 'Iron Duke. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Albert Lucas

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 February 1945 in B-24 #4410491 'Iron Duke. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Albert Miller

    Military | Flight Officer | Bombardier | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 February 1945 in B-24 #4410491 'Iron Duke. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Archibald Monroe

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    On 22 February 1945, Monroe's B-24 (serial number 44-10491) nicknamed "The Iron Duke" was hit by flak during a mission to Peine. Monroe successfully bailed out of the aircraft but was captured by two policemen after landing near Bieber. ...

  • Alessandro Panarese

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 February 1945 in B-24 #4410491 'Iron Duke. ' Prisoner of War (POW)

Places

  • Horsham St Faith

    Military site : airfield
    Horsham St Faith was an RAF Bomber Command Station opened in June 1940. It was home to Bristol Blenheim medium-bombers, and was for a time occupied by fighters, including those of No. 19 Squadron and No. 264 Squadron. From September 1942 the airfield...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 22 February 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 January 2018 12:11:23 Lucy May Changes to description
Sources

http://joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1944_1.html

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:41 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 12675 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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