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44-40200

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 491st Bomb Group

    491st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 491st Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators in bombing missions over northern France and Germany from June 1944 until April 1945. Missions over Germany included bombing the headquarters of the German General Staff at Zossen. The Group was awarded a DUC...

  • 853rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Frederick Borger

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Gahrden in B-24 'The Moose' #4440205

  • Solon Elliot

    Military | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Francis Hawkins

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Gahrden in B-24 'The Moose' #4440205

  • Ross Houston

    Military | Lieutenant | Lead Navigator | 491st Bomb Group
    Flew 26 missions, lead crew. Shot down over Misberg Ger. . Prisoner of War (POW) Stalag Luft I , 6 mos. Plane was 'The Moose' #4440205 on 11/26/44 Prisoner of War AM 2clstrs, ETO 3 stars, Presidential Citation, Purple Heart

  • Percival Lewis

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) plane was over the base, crashed, killing 5 of the crew (see Ringmasters book) Air Medal; Purple Heart Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Robert McIntyre

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 491st Bomb Group

  • James McKeown

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 491st Bomb Group
    Born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1915, James Carlin McKeown enlisted as an aviation cadet in Chicago in January 1942. He trained as a pilot and was assigned to the 491st Bombardment Group, 853rd Bombardment Squadron. Assigned a new B-24J (44-40200), he...

  • Charles Meadows

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Letter from crew mate who survived crash landing. Lost all engines due to flak hit over France, losing fuel. They crash landed at Metfield, killing 4, permanently crippling 1. 5 survivors Air Medal/ Purple Heart

  • John Murray

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Gahrden in B-24 'The Moose' #44-40205

  • George Patten

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 491st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Gahrden in B-24 'The Moose' #44-40205

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Missions

  • 414

    15 June 1944

  • 471

    13 July 1944

Places

  • Metfield

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Metfield had three concrete runways, 39 pan plus 15 loop hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied by the 353rd Fighter Group, equipped with P-47s, from August 1943 to...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 June 2020 21:50:03 Timothy McKeown Changes to person associations
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Connection made by C. Timothy McKeown

Date Contributor Update
01 July 2018 04:41:46 Timothy McKeown Changes to person associations
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C. Timothy McKeown

Date Contributor Update
03 March 2015 14:42:36 Timothy McKeown Changes to mission associations
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C. Timothy McKeown

Date Contributor Update
03 March 2015 14:30:19 Timothy McKeown Changes to place associations
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C. Timothy McKeown

Date Contributor Update
03 March 2015 14:26:31 Timothy McKeown Changes to person associations
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C. Timothy McKeown

Date Contributor Update
03 March 2015 03:58:12 Timothy McKeown Changes to person associations
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C. Timothy McKeown

Date Contributor Update
03 March 2015 03:48:00 Timothy McKeown Changes to person associations
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C. Timothy McKeown

Date Contributor Update
03 March 2015 03:14:16 Timothy McKeown Changes to media associations
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C. Timothy McKeown

Date Contributor Update
02 March 2015 23:43:58 Timothy McKeown Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, manufacturer, nicknames and unit associations
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C. Timothy McKeown (son of pilot James C. McKeown)

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