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41-28651

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 576BS, 392BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Friedrichshafen 18-Mar-44 flying as spare in the formation, moved up to replace B-24 falling back out of formation and collided with same A/C, B-24 41-29174. Both A/C tumbled out of control with only 1 crew member being able to bale out and escape. 10 x KIA. MACR 3324.

Service

Aircraft

  • 41-29174 Amblin' Okie

    B-24 Liberator
    Originally assigned to 44th Bomb Group, 67th Bomb Squadron; transferred to 392nd Bomb Group 17 November 1943. Crashed following midair collision over St Just-en-Chausses, France 18 March 1944. MACR 3320

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. ...

  • 392nd Bomb Group

    392nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 392nd Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Wendling, Norfolk from August 1943 until April 1945. They were the first Group allocated B-24H Liberators, the first B-24 series fitted with a nose turret on the production line. The adaptation increased...

  • 576th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Wayne Boord

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 392nd Bomb Group
    Involved in a mid-air collision on a mission to Friedrichshafen on 18 Mar 1944, B-24H #41-2865 exploded and crashed SE of Amiens, FR. Killed in Action (KIA). AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

  • Francis Cummings

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 392nd Bomb Group
    Involved in a mid-air collision on a mission to Friedrichshafen on 18 Mar 1944, B-24H #41-2865 exploded and crashed SE of Amiens, FR. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Thaddeus Dmoch

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 392nd Bomb Group
    Involved in a mid-air collision on a mission to Friedrichshafen on 18 Mar 1944, B-24H #41-2865 exploded and crashed SE of Amiens, FR. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • John Feran

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 392nd Bomb Group
    Involved in a mid-air collision on a mission to Friedrichshafen on 18 Mar 1944, B-24H #41-2865 exploded and crashed SE of Amiens, FR. Killed in Action (KIA). AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Richard Gallagher

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 392nd Bomb Group
    Involved in a mid-air collision on a mission to Friedrichshafen on 18 Mar 1944, B-24H #41-2865 exploded and crashed SE of Amiens, FR. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Donald Greene

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 392nd Bomb Group
    Involved in a mid-air collision on a mission to Friedrichshafen on 18 Mar 1944, B-24H #41-2865 exploded and crashed SE of Amiens, FR. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • William Hampton

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 392nd Bomb Group
    Involved in a mid-air collision on a mission to Friedrichshafen on 18 Mar 1944, B-24H #41-2865 exploded and crashed SE of Amiens, FR. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Francis Hayes

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 392nd Bomb Group
    Involved in a mid-air collision on a mission to Friedrichshafen on 18 Mar 1944, B-24H #41-2865 exploded and crashed SE of Amiens, FR. Killed in Action (KIA). AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

  • Merwin Wheeler

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 392nd Bomb Group
    Involved in a mid-air collision on a mission to Friedrichshafen on 18 Mar 1944, B-24H #41-2865 exploded and crashed SE of Amiens, FR. Killed in Action (KIA). DFC/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Anthony Wolfer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 392nd Bomb Group
    Involved in a mid-air collision on a mission to Friedrichshafen on 18 Mar 1944, B-24H #41-2865 exploded and crashed SE of Amiens, FR. Killed in Action (KIA).

Places

  • Wendling

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Wendling was home to the 392nd Bomb Group from 1943 to 1945. Built in 1942, it was originally planned to be an RAF Bomber Command airfield. Improvement and expansion works were carried out in 1942 and 1943 prior to the arrival of the 392nd and...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Tulsa, OK, USA 1943

Built at Douglas.

Delivered Oklahoma, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Wendling, Dereham NR19, UK 1943 – 18 March 1944

Assigned to 576BS, 392BG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed 60420 Le Ployron, France 18 March 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Friedrichshafen 18-Mar-44 flying as spare in the formation, moved up to replace B-24 falling back out of formation and collided with same A/C, B-24 41-29174. Both A/C tumbled out of control with only 1 crew member being able to bale out and escape. 10 x KIA. MACR 3324.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 August 2016 21:02:11 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=41-28651
https://www.fold3.com/image/28627084
http://www.b24.net/missions/MM031844.htm

Date Contributor Update
11 August 2016 20:20:59 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events, aircraft associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=41-28651
https://www.fold3.com/image/28627084
http://www.b24.net/missions/MM031844.htm

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 3324 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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