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41-29140

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...

  • 705th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Clayton Addy

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 May 1944 in B-24 #41-29140 'Banger'. Evaded.

  • Robert Andrews

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 May 1944 in B-24 #41-29140 'Banger'. Evaded.

  • Henry Corley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 May 1944 in B-24 #41-29140 'Banger'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Joseph Fraser

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 May 1944 in B-24 #41-29140 'Banger'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Hawpe

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 May 1944 in B-24 #41-29140 'Banger'. POW. POW

  • Walter Niespodziewany

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 May 1944 in B-24 #41-29140 'Banger'. POW. GC/ AM w/ 2 OLC/ EAME w/1battle star/ POW

  • John Pidcock

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 May 1944 in B-24 #41-29140 'Banger'. Evaded.

  • Ernest Smith

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 May 1944 in B-24 #41-29140 'Banger'. Prisoner of War (POW). ...

  • Sidney Streetman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    On 8 May 1944, had frostbite injury during Brunswick mission. Shot down 25 May 1944 in B-24 #41-29140 'Banger'. Evaded, helped by local family who hid him in their house behind enemy lines. He was there for several months until the town was liberated...

  • Eugene Winn

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 May 1944 in B-24 #41-29140 'Banger'. Evaded. Air Medal w 1/olc; purple heart

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) France 25 May 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 March 2015 18:38:28 Bill Morris Changes to media associations
Sources

www.b24bestweb.com via Fort Worth Aviation Museum

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2015 20:45:10 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 5250 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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