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42-7611

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

  • Harold Bennett

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-24 #427611. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Bensuk

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-24 #427611. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Frank Fleischer

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-24 #427611. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Robert Ingraham

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-24 #42-7611. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Harris Joachim

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-24 #427611. KIA.

  • Thomas Metzger

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-24 #427611. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Walter Scurlock

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-24 #42-7611. KIA. Earlier, December 16, 1943 crashed at Bungay on return from the 446th first operational mission in B24 #42-7539. 10 RTD Pilot P. Schopfer

  • Joe Smith

    Military | Flight Officer | Pilot | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-24 #427611. KIA. "Silver Dollar" was last seen near Osnabruck when it was flying above heavy overcast. It was lost after being hit by friendly fire. No parachutes were seen. 42-7611

  • Samuel Strain

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-24 #427611. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Bobby Williams

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-24 #427611. Killed in Action (KIA).

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 22 December 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 2009 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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