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42-51278

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...

  • 707th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Floyd Bridges

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier, Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed at Wenden in B-24 Pistl Packin Bomma II

  • Chester Cegelka

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed at Wenden in B-24 Pistol Packin Bomma II #4251278

  • Anthony Freda

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 446th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed at Wenden in B-24 Pistol Packin Bomma II #4251278

  • John Harkins

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed at Wenden in B-24 Pistol Packin Bomma II #4251278

  • Robert Hathaway

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed at Wenden in B-24 Pistol Packin Bomma II #4251278

  • Roland Koenig

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed at Wenden in B-24 Pistol Packin Bomma II #4251278

  • Ejner Lovig

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed at Wenden in B-24 Pistol Packin Bomma II #4251278

  • Ralph Maier

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 446th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Wenden on 8/24/44 in B-24 Pistol Packin Bomma II #42-51278. On his 24th mission, 1/Lt Ralph Maier was flying Deputy Lead of the 446th BG. When the lead B-24's bombsight malfunctioned, he became the...

  • Jay McCutchen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Nose Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed at Wenden in B-24 Pistol Packin Bomma II #4251278

  • Harry Steinmetz

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 446th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed at Wenden in B-24 Pistol Packin Bomma II #4251278

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Places

  • Bungay

    Military site : airfield
    From late November 1943, the three bases of Bungay, Seething and Hardwick were the stations of the 20th Combat Wing of the Eighth Air Force. The base had previously housed individual squadrons of the 310th Bomb Group (Twelfth Air Force) and of the 93rd...

  • Flixton, Suffolk

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) 57482 Wenden, Germany 24 August 1944

Shot down by flak over Brunswick, Germany, crashing near Wenden.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 November 2017 00:58:32 Adam491 Changes to nicknames, events and place associations
Sources

Family Photo

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:53 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 8289 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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