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42-7494

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

  • Louis Bartlowe

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 December 1943 in B-24 #42-7494 'Bums Away'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Arthur Burdette

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 446th Bomb Group

  • John Callahan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 446th Bomb Group
    KIA. Piloted by Thomas B Long crashed in the UK killing all of its crew.

  • Morris Epstein

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 December 1943 in B-24 #42-7494 'Bums Away'. KIA.

  • John Jaffee

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 December 1943 in B-24 #42-7494 'Bums Away'. KIA.

  • Charles Kant

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 December 1943 in B-24 #42-7494 'Bums Away'. KIA.

  • John Larson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 446th Bomb Group

  • Thomas Long

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 December 1943 in B-24 #42-7494 'Bums Away'. KIA.

  • Gerald Mc Cord

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 446th Bomb Group

  • Kent Miller

    Military | Flight Officer | Pilot | 446th Bomb Group

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Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 20 December 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 February 2020 21:04:57 jmoore43 Changes to nicknames
Sources

Added the A/C nickname mentioned in the "Summary biography" of the pilot, Thomas Long, and the co-pilot, Morris Epstein.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:03 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 1735 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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