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42-50306

B-24 Liberator

Aircraft crashed on take-off at Flixton (Bungay), killing all crew and 2 RAF ground crew.

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

  • Emmett Bagwell

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Killed when plane ran off the runway and burst into flames killing all on board plus two RAF servicemen. Killed in Action (KIA) in #4250306

  • Joseph Boulos

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 446th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) in #4250306

  • Samuel Canant

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 446th Bomb Group
    On 2nd mission, the plane skidded off the runway and burst into fire. All crew were killed plus two RAF men. Killed in Action (KIA) in #4250306

  • Wayne Case

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 446th Bomb Group
    KIA in #4250306 Attempted to takeoff on their 2nd mission only to meet with disaster as the plane skidded off the end of the runway and crashed and burned. The crew were killed and two RAF men.

  • Charles Douglass

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    KIA in #4250306 Killed when plane crashed as it skidded off the runway at takeoff and burst into flames. All crew were killed plus two RAF.

  • August Kendall

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    KIA in #4250306. Killed when the plane ran off the runway at takeoff and burst into flames. All crew were killed plus two RAF.

  • Roswell Mayer

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 446th Bomb Group
    KIA in #4250306 The plane crashed at takeoff as it skidded off the end of the runway and crashed and burned. All crew and two RAF men were killed.

  • Lewis Phillips

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 446th Bomb Group
    KIA in #4250306. Killed when plane went off the runway at takeoff and burst into flames killing all crew and two RAF.

  • James Rachal

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    KIA in 42-50306. Killed when plane crashed on takeoff and burst into flames killing all crew and two RAF.

  • Morgan Whitton

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    KIA in #4250306 Killed when the plane crashed at takeoff and burst into flames killing all crew and two RAF.

Missions

  • 322

    27 April 1944

Places

  • Bungay

    Military site : airfield
    From late November 1943, the three bases of Bungay, Seething and Hardwick were the stations of the 20th Combat Wing of the Eighth Air Force. The base had previously housed individual squadrons of the 310th Bomb Group (Twelfth Air Force) and of the 93rd...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Bungay, Suffolk, UK 27 April 1944

See detailed report at:
http://www.446bg.com/stories/case%20crash.pdf

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 July 2015 10:24:43 general ira snapsorter Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, nicknames, description, events, unit associations, person associations and mission associations
Sources

Added from MACR 15806 - http://www.fold3.com;
and detailed report from:
http://www.446bg.com/stories/case%20crash.pdf

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