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42-52759

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 493rd Bomb Group was the last Eighth Air Force Group to become operational, flying their first combat mission from Debach, Suffolk, on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The Group was known as "the Fighting 493rd", named by their Commanding Officer Colonel Elbert...

  • 862nd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Charles Craig

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 493rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 June 1944 in B-24 #42-52759. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Frontis Evins

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 493rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 June 1944 in B-24 #4252759. Prisoner of War (POW)

  • Roy Horrigan

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 493rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 June 1944 in B-24 #4252759. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • William Kaplan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 493rd Bomb Group
    E & E Report #1005 22 June 1944. Lt. Kaplan, O-693991 Down Montlevault-- M. and Mme. Petit (teacher) and M. and Mme. Cosson Anne Boucher, Anitre Roussay at Huisseau In B-24 #42-52759 Evaded (EVD)

  • Kenneth Klemstine

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 493rd Bomb Group
    E& E Report #1104 22 JUN 44 18 AUG 44M. & Mme. Petit (Teacher); Anne Boucher; Andre Roussay at Huisseau. ; M. & Mme. Cosson at Montlevault2nd Lt. Klemstine went down at Montlevault. Was with EE # 1105 2nd Lt. Kaplan -->>-- US 18 AUG 44.

  • Stanley Paxton

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 493rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 June 1944 in B-24 #4252759. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Robert Sexton

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 493rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 June 1944 in B-24 #4252759. Prisoner of War (POW)

  • James Smith

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 493rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 June 1944 in B-24 #4252759. Prisoner of War (POW).

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) France 22 June 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:55 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 5937 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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