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42-109828

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 566th Bomb Squadron

    566th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Constituted 566th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 19 Dec. 1942. Activated on 24 Dec. 1942. Inactivated on 13 Sept. 1945. Campaigns: Air Offensive, Europe; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air...

People

  • James Bridges

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed at Dreiherrnstein, GR on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-109828. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Glenn Gray

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed at Dreiherrnstein, GR on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-109828. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • William Kantlehner

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed at Dreiherrnstein, GR on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-109828. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Howard Keener

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed at Dreiherrnstein, GR on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-109828. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Anthonyh Lombardi

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 389th Bomb Group

  • Donald Nowalk

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 389th Bomb Group

  • Onofrio Spadafora

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed at Dreiherrnstein, GR on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-109828. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Matthew Treat

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed at Dreiherrnstein, GR on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-109828. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Bernard Walker

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed at Dreiherrnstein, GR on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-109828. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Chester Williams

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed at Dreiherrnstein, GR on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-109828. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 24 February 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 2927 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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