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41-28711

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 712th Bomb Squadron, 448th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force (USAAF). Stalled out into a spin due to ice build up over English channel on mission to Brux, Czechoslovakia. Navigator bailed out before control was regained 21 Apr 1944. Failed to Return (FTR) from mission to Allach, Germany. Damaged by flak and enemy fighters, landed in Dubendorf, Switzerland on 21 Jul 1944. 10 x Interned (INT). MACR 4343/7251.

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. ...

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 448th Bombardment Group was organized on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May 1943 at Gowen Field, near Boise, Idaho. The initial training of the air crews took place in Florida. The entire group was assembled Wendover Field, Utah. Both air and...

  • 712th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Thomas Abbott

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner, Armorer | 448th Bomb Group
    Completed 30 missions DFC, Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Clusters

  • Roland Alling

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    INT Damaged by flak and landed in Switzerland on 7/21/44 in B-24 Little Shepard #4128711

  • Seymour Ausfresser

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 448th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 712BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. B-24H 41-28711 Stalled out into a spin due to ice build up over English channel on mission to Brux, Czechoslovakia, baled out before control was regained, 21-Apr-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4343. ...

  • James Beaver

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    INT Damaged by flak and landed in Switzerland on 7/21/44 in B-24 Little Shepard #4128711

  • Raymond Boll

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Co-Pilot | 448th Bomb Group

  • Joseph Bushek

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 448th Bomb Group

  • Alfred Cannon

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 448th Bomb Group

  • Gerald Carroll

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Sgt Gerald Carroll was born September 24, 1921 in Silver Bow, Montana. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps August 8, 1941. He died April 26, 1945 while assigned to the 3509th Army Air Force Base Unit (AAFBUSS) (Factory School) located at the Ford Willow...

  • Jay Dempsey

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 448th Bomb Group

  • Norbert Duginske

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner, Second Engineer | 448th Bomb Group
    Sgt Norbert Mike Duginske was born in Merrill, Wisconsin January 1, 1920. He enlisted February 11, 1941 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was a Waist Gunner and Second Engineer while assigned to Crew 11 in the 712th Bomb Squadron, 448th Bomb Group. He died...

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Places

  • Seething

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Seething had three concrete runways, 51 hardstandings of both loop and 'frying-pan’ types, and two T2 hangars, one on each side of the airfield. It was home to the 448th Bomb Group, equipped with...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Tulsa, OK, USA 1943

Built at Douglas.

Delivered Oklahoma, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Seething, Norwich NR15, UK 1943 – 21 July 1944

Assigned to 712th Bomb Squadron, 448th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force (USAAF).

Stalled into Spin / recovered English Channel 21 April 1944

Stalled out into a spin due to ice build up over English channel, Navigator bailed out before control was regained, 21-Apr-44.

Combat damaged (INT) Dübendorf, Switzerland 21 July 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Allach, Germany. Damaged by flak and enemy fighters, landed in Dubendorf, Switzerland on 21 Jul 44. 10 x Interned (INT). MACR 4343/7251.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 July 2020 06:07:28 dmccullo Changes to media associations
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Updated Media.

Date Contributor Update
23 July 2020 05:58:12 dmccullo Changes to description and events
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Updated Biography.

Date Contributor Update
22 July 2020 08:28:46 general ira snapsorter Changes to media associations
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Removed all image associations which do not depict the aircraft.

Date Contributor Update
12 July 2020 01:45:52 dmccullo Changes to media associations
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Updated Associated Media to include photo of John Schneider-Dan McCullough 07-11-2020.

Date Contributor Update
12 July 2020 01:33:52 dmccullo Changes to person associations
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Added missing crew members to 'Little Sheppard'-Dan McCullough 07-11-2020.

Date Contributor Update
12 July 2020 01:26:31 dmccullo Changes to media associations
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Updated black & white photo of 'Little Sheppard' crew-Dan McCullough 07-11-2020.

Date Contributor Update
20 April 2020 01:30:31 dmccullo Changes to events and media associations
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Updated photo 04-19-2020.

Date Contributor Update
16 August 2016 14:56:02 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=41-28711&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28635107

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

MACR 7251 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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