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41-29124

B-24 Liberator

Damaged by AAA on mission to Genshagen/Marienfelde, Germany 21 June 1944 and crashed at Hoofddorp. MACR 6159.

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...

  • 707th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Peter Bausano

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Ran out of fuel and crashed at Hoofddorp on 6/21/44 in B-24 'Connie' #4129124 Prisoner of War (POW)

  • Jimmie Collins

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 446th Bomb Group
    Jimmie Collins served as a Co-pilot with the 446th Bomb Group. ...

  • Raymond Fisher

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 446th Bomb Group
    Ran out of fuel and crashed at Hoofddorp on 6/21/44 in B-24 'Connie' Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Edward McHugh

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 446th Bomb Group
    Ran out of fuel and crashed at Hoofddorp on 6/21/44 in B-24 'Connie' #4129124 Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Leon Moutsos

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Leon Moutsos was a first generation Greek American. His father emigrated from Samos Greece in 1908 and fought in WW I against the Germans in trench warfare. He was an avid photographer his entire life and loved sailing. He was trained as a machinist,...

  • John Nicholson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 446th Bomb Group
    Ran out of fuel and crashed at Hoofddorp on 6/21/44 in B-24 'Connie' Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Warren Smith

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Ran out of fuel and crashed at Hoofddorp on 6/21/44 in B-24 'Connie' #4129124 Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Welborn Smith

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    After recieving battle damage on mission to V-1 site at St Pierre-des-Jonquies, FR on 21 Jan 1944, B-24H #42-7584 'Merle Lee' returned to England and crash landed at RAF Hawkings. RTD. Ran out of fuel and crashed at Hoofddorp on 6/21/44 in B-24 'Connie...

  • Robert Steldt

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 446th Bomb Group
    Ran out of fuel and crashed at Hoofddorp on 6/21/44 in B-24 'Connie' Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Jay Ter Haar

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Ran out of fuel and crashed at Hoofddorp on 6/21/44 in B-24 'Connie' #41-29124. Killed in Action (KIA). ...

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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) Genshagen, 14974 Ludwigsfelde, Germany 21 June 1944
Crashed Hoofddorp, Netherlands

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 July 2017 15:06:08 Lucy May Changes to description and events
Sources

MACR 6159

Date Contributor Update
28 February 2015 18:44:49 Bill Morris Changes to media associations
Sources

www.b24bestweb.com via Fort Worth Aviation Museum

Date Contributor Update
28 February 2015 01:57:15 Bill Morris Changes to description
Sources

www.aviationarchaeology.com via Fort Worth Aviation Museum

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2015 18:47:39 Bill Morris Changes to nicknames
Sources

B-24 Nose Art Name Directory by Wallace R. Forman via Fort Worth Aviation Museum

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

MACR 6159 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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