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42-110074

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 567BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Merseberg en route #2 engine had a small oil leak, at target leak increased considerably[8-9 gallons/hr], oil ran out causing it to be feathered. Within 75 minutes #3 supercharger failed. Losing altitude 14 miles from French coast, until a mile on from Dunkirk #1 prop ran away. Bail out was called and crew abandoned A/C into a minefield. 2 x rescued by ASR Walrus A/C from 277 Sqn Raf, 1 x POW, 6 x KIA. MACR 5387.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 567th Bomb Squadron

    567th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    567th Bombardment Squadron, 24 December 1942 - 13 September 1945 ...

People

  • Howard Crepp

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Mech failure 28 May 1944 in B-24 42-110074. Baled out off french coast picked up by ASR Walrus A/C (RTD). MACR 5387 Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Arthur Daly

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Mech failure 28 May 1944 in B-24 42-110074. Baled out off french coast Killed in Action(KIA). MACR 5387 Awards: AM, PH

  • Jack Eley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Mech failure 28 May 1944 in B-24 42-110074. Baled out off french coast Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5387 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Albert Joblonicky

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 389th Bomb Group
    Mech failure 28 May 1944 in B-24 42-110074. Baled out off french coast Killed in Action(KIA). MACR 5387 Awards: AM, PH

  • Robert Kaems

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Mech failure 28 May 1944 in B-24 42-110074. Baled out off french coast Killed in Action(KIA). MACR 5387 Awards: AM, PH

  • Victor LaCourse

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Mech failure 28 May 1944 in B-24 42-110074. Baled out off french coast Killed in Action(KIA). MACR 5387 Awards: AM, PH

  • Charles Osborne

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Mech failure 28 May 1944 in B-24 42-110074. Baled out off french coast Killed in Action(KIA). MACR 5387 Awards: AM, PH

  • James Tennant

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 389th Bomb Group
    Mech failure 28 May 1944 in B-24 42-110074. Baled out off french coast picked up by ASR Walrus A/C (RTD). MACR 5387 Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Walter Tucker

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Mech failure 28 May 1944 in B-24 42-110074. Baled out off french coast Killed in Action(KIA). MACR 5387 Awards: AM, PH

Missions

  • 376

    28 May 1944

Places

  • Hethel

    Military site : airfield
    Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured San Diego, CA, USA 1943

Built at Consolidated.

Assigned 1944

Assigned to 567BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Off Dunkirk, France 28 May 1944

Mech failure A/C abandoned several miles from Dunkirk France. 2 x RTD, 1 x POW, 6 x KIA. MACR 5387

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 December 2017 17:37:29 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, description, events and unit associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=42-110074&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28650924
Mission 376: Battle Over the Reich, May 28, 1944 By Ivo de Jong

Date Contributor Update
10 October 2016 17:17:17 donewhit Changes to media associations
Sources

Aunt Izetta

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:17 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 14638 / MACR 5387 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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