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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

  • Robert Bonnar

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed at Olendorf in B-24 'Delectable Doris' #4250551

  • James Braa

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball turret gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    James Braa served as a ball turret gunner with the 566th Bomb Squadron of the 389th Bomb Group, flying bombing missions out of Hethel, England. He completed his tour of 30 missions between March and June 1944, flying his final two missions on D-Day.

  • Carl Brewer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Armorer; Gunner, Right Waist Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed at Olendorf in B-24 'Delectable Doris' #4250551

  • Arthur Magellan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Olendorf in B-24 'Delectable Doris' #4250551 ...

  • John Merrill

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Olendorf on 3 Feb 45 in B-24 'Delectable Doris' #4250551

  • Edward Rosengren

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed at Olendorf in B-24 'Delectable Doris' #4250551

  • Charles Runchey

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 389th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed at Olendorf in B-24 'Delectable Doris' #4250551

  • John Springer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) at Olendorf in B-24 'Delectable Doris' 42-50551

  • Rene Van De Voorde

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 389th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed at Olendorf in B-24 'Delectable Doris' #42-50551 ...

  • Billy Wiedman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Olendorf on 3 Feb 45 in B-24 'Delectable Doris' #4250551

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
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 3 February 1945

Revisions

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

MACR 12370 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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