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42-40598

B-24 Liberator

Service

People

  • Benjamin Bromley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Aerial Engineer | 479th Anti-Submarine Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). B24 42-40598 failed to return from to St. Eval from 'Musketry' patrol. An SOS was received but searchers couldn't find crew or plane. The crew was assigned to an antisubmarine group. AM, PH

  • Harold Dyment

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 479th Anti-Submarine Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). B24 42-40598 failed to return from to St. Eval from 'Musketry' patrol. An SOS was received but searchers couldn't find crew or plane. The crew was assigned to an antisubmarine group. AM w/ 2Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Claude Ferrini

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 479th Anti-Submarine Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). B24 42-40598 failed to return from to St. Eval from 'Musketry' patrol. An SOS was received but searchers couldn't find crew or plane. The crew was assigned to an antisubmarine group. AM, PH

  • Dale Hubbard

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 479th Anti-Submarine Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). B24 42-40598 failed to return from to St. Eval from 'Musketry' patrol. An SOS was received but searchers couldn't find crew or plane. The crew was assigned to an antisubmarine group.

  • Patrick Kerns

    Military | Corporal | Radio Operator | 479th Anti-Submarine Group
    Patrick Francis Kerns was the eldest son of Patrick and Minnie Kerns. Patrick enlisted for military service in Philadelphia, Pa. on Jan.5, 1942 at the age of 19. He had completed his H.S. Education and probably had some form of employment but job...

  • Laurence McCormick

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 479th Anti-Submarine Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). B24 42-40598 failed to return from to St. Eval from 'Musketry' patrol. An SOS was received but searchers couldn't find crew or plane. The crew was assigned to an antisubmarine group. AM, PH

  • James Miller

    Military | Corporal | Radio Operator | 479th Anti-Submarine Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). B24 42-40598 failed to return from to St. Eval from 'Musketry' patrol. An SOS was received but searchers couldn't find crew or plane. The crew was assigned to an antisubmarine group. AM, PH

  • Clarence Olsen

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 479th Anti-Submarine Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). B24 42-40598 failed to return from to St. Eval from 'Musketry' patrol. An SOS was received but searchers couldn't find crew or plane. The crew was assigned to an antisubmarine group. AM, PH

  • Carl Owen

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Aerial Engineer | 479th Anti-Submarine Group
    B24 42-40598 failed to return from to St. Eval from 'Musketry' patrol. An SOS was received but searchers couldn't find crew or plane. ...

  • Theron Rose

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 479th Anti-Submarine Group
    Served during early 1942-43 with anti-sub marine group over Bay of Biscay. Was shot down on 20 July 43, supposedly captured by the Germans by one of the survivors, no records on when deceased or what happened to body. Could have drowned as plane...

Places

  • St Eval

    Military site : airfield
    USAAF and US Navy lodger units operated from the base from 1942.

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Over Water (OW) North Sea 20 July 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 December 2016 17:54:16 Lucy May Changes to person associations
Sources

Added connections to crew records.

Date Contributor Update
15 October 2015 19:58:26 Cole Changes to nicknames, markings, person associations and place associations
Sources

Anti - Submarine Patrols - primarily Bay of Biscay toward the objective of attacking and sinking U-boats transiting to or from North Atlantic patrols from coastal "sub pens" near the border of France/Spain. U.S. Army Air Corps, Eighth Air Force, Combat Unit: 19th Squadron; 25th Anti-Submarine Wing. Date of Missing in Action: July 20, 1943. Same Air Crew previously flew a B-17 stationed Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Canada, flying Atlantic ASW Patrols out of that air base. Notified in late 1942 of pending transfer of the crew from B-17 to a B-24D with activities beginning in Jan 1943 for transfer and training. Reassigned with new aircraft to England, St. Eval airfield, Operational orders received from the Royal Coastal Command; administratively remained under command of the 19th Squadron, 25th ASW Wing.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:52 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 136 / MACR 211 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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