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B-24 Liberator

The aircraft's nose art depicted the Disney Princess Snow White, and was painted by crew chief Amos Nicholson.

Lost on 1 May 1943 on a daylight bombing raid over Reggio Di Calabria, Italy. The aircraft was seen to go into a spin before crashing in the sea and bursting into flame. All 10 members of the crew were killed in action



  • 98th Bomb Group

    98th Bomb Group

    The 98th trained for bombardment missions with B-24 Liberators during the first half of 1942. ...

  • 343rd Bomb Squadron

    343rd Bomb Squadron

    Established as a B-24 Liberator heavy bomb squadron and trained by Third Air Force. Deployed to Egypt in June 1942 over South Atlantic Transport Route transiting from Morrison Field, Florida though the Caribbean to Brazil; performed trans-Atlantic...


  • Joe Chavez

    Military | Sergeant | Radio OPerator / Gunner | 98th Bomb Group

  • Joseph Gerey

    Military | Sergeant | Engineer / Gunner | 98th Bomb Group

  • Albert Hardy

    Military | Corporal | Armorer / Gunner | 98th Bomb Group

  • Harold Hogan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 98th Bomb Group

  • John Loan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 98th Bomb Group

  • William Miller

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 98th Bomb Group

  • Merle Noffainger

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer / Gunner | 98th Bomb Group

  • Robert VanPelt

    Military | Corporal | Gunner | 98th Bomb Group

  • Raymond Walton

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 98th Bomb Group

  • John Wells

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 98th Bomb Group



Event Location Date
Crashed Libya 1 May 1943
Assigned MacDill Air Force Base


Date Contributor Update
01 August 2019 09:37:56 Emily Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations

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