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42-7709

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 448th Bombardment Group was organized on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May 1943 at Gowen Field, near Boise, Idaho. The initial training of the air crews took place in Florida. The entire group was assembled Wendover Field, Utah. Both air and...

  • 715th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Norman Acido

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-24 #42-7709 'Maid of Tin', on route to Kiel, Germany. Plane crashed into Baltic. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Henry Allen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 448th Bomb Group

  • William Ferguson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-24 #42-7709 'Maid of Tin. ' Plane crashed into Baltic. Killed in Action (KIA). Earlier on Dec 10, 1943, involved in a ground accident. Accident on 26 November 1943 on route to Walton for modifications in ÒMerry MaxÓ B24#42...

  • Harry Kasbarian

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-24 #42-7709 'Maid of Tin. ' Plane crashed into Baltic. Killed in Action (KIA). Earlier Accident on 26 November 1943 on route to Walton for modifications in ÒMerry MaxÓ B24#42-7713. Crashed at East Wretham airfield. A/C was...

  • Walter Kelly

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-24 #42-7709 'Maid of Tin. ' Plane crashed into Baltic. Killed in Action (KIA). Accident on 26 November 1943 on route to Walton for modifications in ÒMerry MaxÓ B24#42-7713. Crashed at East Wretham airfield. A/C was...

  • James Parks

    Military | Corporal | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-24 #42-7709 'Maid of Tin. ' Plane crashed into Baltic. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Bernard Prabucki

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 448th Bomb Group

  • Kenneth Squyres

    Military | Major | Co-Pilot | 448th Bomb Group

  • Leon Ward

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 448th Bomb Group

  • Charles Weisenburgh

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier, Bombardier; Navigator | 448th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-24 #42-7709 'Maid of Tin. ' Plane crashed into Baltic. Killed in Action (KIA). Earlier Accident on 26 November 1943 on route to Walton for modifications in ÒMerry MaxÓ B24#42-7713. Crashed at East Wretham airfield. A/C was...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 176

    5 January 1944
    This mission consists of five elements: The first element is a combined force of 131 B-17s are despatched by 1st Bomb Division: 92BG; 303BG; 305BG; 306BG; 379BG; 384BG; and 482BG to bomb the shipyards and industrial areas of Kiel, Germany. 119 are...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 5 January 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 July 2018 22:16:48 Armeniandemon Changes to media associations
Sources

2nd Lt. Harry Kasbarian

Date Contributor Update
29 July 2018 03:38:42 Armeniandemon Changes to nicknames, mission associations and media associations
Sources

Harry Kasbarian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:06 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 2515 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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