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41-28692

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 576BS, 392BG, 8AF USAAF. 10 x Missions. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Friedrichshafen, attacked by Bf109's and Fw190's after breaking formation 18-Mar-44, landed in Dubendorf, Switzerland. 10 x Interned. MACR 3318.

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. ...

  • 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

  • Lloyd Bennett

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 392nd Bomb Group
    Attacked by ME109s and FW190s after breaking formation on a mission to Friedrichshafen, GR on 18 Mar 1944, B-24H #41-28692 landed in Dubendorf, Switzerland. Interned.

  • Chester Decker

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 392nd Bomb Group
    Attacked by ME109s and FW190s after breaking formation on a mission to Friedrichshafen, GR on 18 Mar 1944, B-24H #41-28692 landed in Dubendorf, Switzerland. Interned.

  • Charles Devoe

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 392nd Bomb Group
    Attacked by ME109s and FW190s after breaking formation on a mission to Friedrichshafen, GR on 18 Mar 1944, B-24H #41-28692 landed in Dubendorf, Switzerland. Interned.

  • Milton Halsne

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 392nd Bomb Group
    Attacked by ME109s and FW190s after breaking formation on a mission to Friedrichshafen, GR on 18 Mar 1944, B-24H #41-28692 landed in Dubendorf, Switzerland. Interned.

  • Walter Hebron

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 392nd Bomb Group
    Attacked by ME109s and FW190s after breaking formation on a mission to Friedrichshafen, GR on 18 Mar 1944, B-24H #41-28692 landed in Dubendorf, Switzerland. Interned.

  • Harry Kalionzes

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 392nd Bomb Group
    Attacked by ME109s and FW190s after breaking formation on a mission to Friedrichshafen, GR on 18 Mar 1944, B-24H #41-28692 landed in Dubendorf, Switzerland. Interned.

  • Alfred Longchamps

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 392nd Bomb Group
    Attacked by ME109s and FW190s after breaking formation on a mission to Friedrichshafen, GR on 18 Mar 1944, B-24H #41-28692 landed in Dubendorf, Switzerland. Interned.

  • Earl Martin

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 392nd Bomb Group
    Attacked by ME109s and FW190s after breaking formation on a mission to Friedrichshafen, GR on 18 Mar 1944, B-24H #41-28692 landed in Dubendorf, Switzerland. Interned.

  • Leo McDonald

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 392nd Bomb Group
    Entered service at Binghamton, NY 6 July 1942. Joined 392nd BG June 1943 at Alamogordo, NM. Attacked by ME109s and FW190s after breaking formation on a mission to Friedrichshafen, GR on 18 Mar 1944, B-24H #41-28692 landed in Dubendorf, Switzerland. ...

  • Robert McGowen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 392nd Bomb Group
    Attacked by ME109s and FW190s after breaking formation on a mission to Friedrichshafen, GR on 18 Mar 1944, B-24H #41-28692 landed in Dubendorf, Switzerland. Interned.

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Missions

  • 8th Air Force 264

    18 March 1944
    The German aircraft industries and aie depots are the main objectives of this mission. A combined total of 738 heavy bombers from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions are despatched to bomb the German aircraft industries at Oberpfaffenhofen and...

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...

  • Dubendorf

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Assigned Wendling, Dereham NR19, UK 8 February 1944 – 18 March 1944

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

Combat damaged Friedrichshafen, Germany 18 March 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Friedrichshafen, attacked by Bf109's and Fw190's after breaking formation 18-Mar-44, landed in Dubendorf, Switzerland. 10 x Interned. MACR 3318.

Interned Dübendorf, Switzerland 18 March 1944 – May 1945

Landed in Dubendorf, Switzerland. Interned. MACR 3318.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 November 2016 22:46:15 466thHistorian Changes to place associations and mission associations
Sources

"Strangers In A Strange Land - Volume II" - Heins-Heiri Stapfer/Gino Kunzle

Date Contributor Update
17 November 2016 22:42:59 466thHistorian Changes to nicknames, markings and events
Sources

"Strangers In A Strange Land - Volume II" - Heins-Heiri Stapfer/Gino Kunzle
page 16

Date Contributor Update
16 August 2016 10:38:14 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=41-28692&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28626286
http://www.b24.net/aircraft/disposit.htm

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

MACR 3318 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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