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B-24 Liberator

On February 3rd, 1945, on their 111th mission targeting Magdeburg, the crew of "Lil' Snooks" baled out over Strasbourg, Eastern France, after a flak hit. The pilot, 2/Lt Richard Wann, landed across the Rhine river, behind enemy lines and was taken prisoner by the Germans. The others landed in France, in Free French Army hands and were able to return to base.

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

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) France, Strasbourg 3 February 1945

On their 111th mission, heading for Magdeburg, , the crew of "Lil' Snooks" baled out over Strasbourg, Eastern France, after a flak hit. The pilot, 2/Lt Richard Wann, was taken prisoner by the Germans. The others were able to return to base.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 May 2019 20:00:33 phil marchese Changes to markings
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Editing only.

Date Contributor Update
24 May 2019 18:15:27 phil marchese Changes to markings
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Date Contributor Update
24 May 2019 17:18:10 phil marchese Changes to production block number and markings
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Edit errors in block number and color details.

Date Contributor Update
16 October 2018 17:38:09 Nath Noff Changes to markings
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Update of code color

Date Contributor Update
17 June 2018 14:20:45 Nath Noff Changes to markings
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Typo correction

Date Contributor Update
17 June 2018 14:18:52 Nath Noff Changes to description and events
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Typo correction.

Date Contributor Update
02 May 2018 10:51:08 Nath Noff Changes to nicknames, markings, description and events
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www.446bg.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 12243 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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