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42-52467

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...

  • 704th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Emil Berry

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). Shot down by flak and crashed at Dudweiler in B-24 Hula Wahine II 42-52467. ...

  • Gilbert Rubenstein

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 389th Bomb Group

  • Gilbert Rubenstein

    Military | 446th Bomb Group

Missions

  • 507

    31 July 1944
    Flak knocked out #2 engine, the interphone system, the VHF plus other damages. We got back to the base before the formation.

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Ludwigshafen, Germany 31 July 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 May 2020 16:53:18 armymodel16 Changes to nicknames, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

Provided by Jennifer L. Brande, Grandaughter of 1LT Gilbert H. Rubenstein, who's aircraft, 42-52467, the Hula Wahine II, 446th Bomb Group, 704th Squadron, The crew threw overboard anything they could to save weight, including guns and ammo, and limped back home. It went down, killing 3 with 7 others taken prisoner. It also lost 2 engines due to flak.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:54 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 7826 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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