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42-7542

B-24 Liberator

Black Widow was shot down by an FW-190A piloted by German Ace Waldemar Radener, who had a total of 23 confirmed kills, including 12 heavy bombers. The particular incident is listed among Radener's confirmed claims in a table from German federal archives.

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

  • Joseph Adams

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on the return from a mission to the Marshalling Yards at Frankfurt on 4 Feb 1944 in B-24H #42-7542 'Black Widow'. Plane crashed SE of Albert, FR. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • John Fletcher

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on the return form a mission to the Marshalling Yards at Frankfurt on 4 Feb 1944 in B-24H #42-7542 'Black Widow'. Plane crashed SE of Albert, FR. POW. POW

  • Marvin Garber

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down on his 10th mission by fighters on the return from a mission to the Marshalling Yards at Frankfurt on 4 Feb 1944 in B-24H #42-7542 'Black Widow'. Plane crashed SE of Albert, FR. MACR #2248. KIA. ...

  • Foster Hinton

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on the return from a mission to the Marshalling Yards at Frankfurt on 4 Feb 1944 in B-24H #42-7542 'Black Widow. ' Plane crashed SE of Albert, FR. POW. The pilot kept the aircraft up for others. POW

  • Adrian Kieley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on the return fom a mission to the Marshalling Yards at Frankfurt on 4 Feb 1944 in B-24H #42-7542 'Black Widow'. Plane crashed SE of Albert, FR. KIA. ...

  • Earl Lee

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on the return form a mission to the Marshalling Yards at Frankfurt on 4 Feb 1944 in B-24H #42-7542 'Black Widow'. Plane crashed SE of Albert, FR. KIA. ...

  • Anthony Nardozzi

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on the return form a mission to the Marshalling Yards at Frankfurt on 4 Feb 1944 in B-24H #42-7542 'Black Widow'. Plane crashed SE of Albert, FR, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Vincent Riel

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on the return form a mission to the Marshalling Yards at Frankfurt on 4 Feb 1944 in B-24H #42-7542 'Black Widow. ' Plane crashed SE of Albert, FR. POW. According to John Fletcher, tail gunner, POW

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Over Water (OW) English Channel 4 February 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 September 2020 15:57:07 Scotsman Changes to description
Sources

Edit of previous description.

Date Contributor Update
09 September 2020 15:54:03 Scotsman Changes to description
Sources

Sources: Recherche de France-Crashes 39-45; Matthews A.J.,& Foreman, J. (2015). Luftwaffe Aces-Biographies and Victory Claims (Vol. 3-M-R). Walton-on-Thames: Red Kite; Luftwaffe.cz.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2016 23:22:26 jmoore43 Changes to nicknames
Sources

Planes nickname found at the memorial for 1LT Joe Adams. the planes Bombardier. See: http://www.lehnherr.com/military/memorials/joe_adams.html

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:04 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 2248 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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