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42-94891

B-24 Liberator

Service

Aircraft

  • 43-37886

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/6/44; Kearney 18/6/44; with Joe Vacek force landed Cheyenne Fd, 21/6/44; Grenier 22/8/44; Assigned 848BS/490BG Eye 24/8/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 25/11/44 with Frank Delmerico, Gerald Lay, John Fitzgerald, Everett Gille,...

Units

  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 490th Bomb Group, like the 486th and 487th Bomb Groups transitioned from flying B-24 Liberators to B-17 Flying Fortresses, which were used in combat missions from late August 1944. Based at Eye, Suffolk, the Group were focused in the early months...

  • 848th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Ralph Allen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 490th Bomb Group

  • Henry Augustyniak

    Military | 490th Bomb Group

  • Paul Benke

    Military | 490th Bomb Group

  • Lloyd Campbell

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 490th Bomb Group
    Retired from the USAF with the rank of Major after service spanning WW2, Korea and Vietnam

  • Larry Haas

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 490th Bomb Group
    Member of Kinzler crew

  • Arvel Hightower

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Airplane Mechanic-Gunner | 490th Bomb Group
    Member of Kinzler crew

  • Edward Kinzler

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 490th Bomb Group
    Member of Kinzler crew

  • Neale Mason

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator - Mechanic Gunner, AAF | 490th Bomb Group
    Member of Kinzler crew

  • Edward Tackett

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 490th Bomb Group
    Retired from the USAF with the rank of Lt. Colonel after serving in both WW2 and Korea.

  • Maurice Thoreson

    Military | Airplane Maintenance Technician | 490th Bomb Group

Places

  • Eye

    Military site : airfield
    Eye air base was not a Class A base but was constructed to a less demanding standard by the 827th and 859th Battalions of U.S. Army Engineers in 1943 and was finished in early 1944. Unusually, a group of its hardstandings were on the other side of the...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed 30 October 1944

It crashed after being assigned to an unknown squadron.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 October 2020 01:14:16 466thHistorian Changes to production block number, place associations and media associations
Sources

Record clean up

Date Contributor Update
11 August 2017 09:25:12 Mighty8AAF Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

490th Bomb Group Historian

Date Contributor Update
11 August 2017 09:21:57 Mighty8AAF Changes to media associations
Sources

http://www.801492.org/Air%20Crew/B24Index.htm

Date Contributor Update
11 August 2017 09:20:38 Mighty8AAF Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations and person associations
Sources

http://www.801492.org/Air%20Crew/B24Index.htm

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