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This photograph was taken soon after they'd arrived in the UK. They started flying missions the next day.

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  • 392nd Bomb Group

    392nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 392nd Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Wendling, Norfolk from August 1943 until April 1945. They were the first Group allocated B-24H Liberators, the first B-24 series fitted with a nose turret on the production line. The adaptation increased...

  • 579th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Alfred Archambeau

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner
    Assigned target Berlin. Shot down by fighters 29 April 1944 in B-24 #42-7510 'El Lobo. ' Plane crashed in wooded area outside of Dinklage, Germany. Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Douglas Franke

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Douglas N Franke served as a navigator with the 392nd Bomb Group. He was shot down on mission to Berlin on 29 April 1944 in B-24 #427510 'El Lobo'. The aircraft crashed into a wooded area outside of Dinklage, Germany. All of the crew were Killed in...

  • Walter Gichan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Wyatt crew 4-17-44; Wyatt crew; Wyatt crew officers

  • Jack Goetz

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer
    Wyatt crew 4-17-44

  • David Harbaugh

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #427510 'El Lobo. ' Plane crashed in wooded area outside of Dinklage, Germany. Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Robert Monroe

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #427510 'El Lobo. ' Plane crashed in wooded area outside of Dinklage, Germany. Killed in Action (KIA). AM/ PH

  • John Sorrells

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #427510 'El Lobo. ' Plane crashed in wooded area outside of Dinklage, Germany. Killed in Action (KIA). AM/ PH

  • Robert Thompson

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 42-7510 'El Lobo. ' Plane crashed in wooded area outside of Dinklage, Germany. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Aubert Tufts

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #427510 'El Lobo. ' Plane crashed in wooded area outside of Dinklage, Germany. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Bert Wyatt

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #42-7510 'El Lobo'. Plane crashed in wooded area outside of Dinklage, Germany. Killed in Action (KIA). AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

Locations

  • Wendling

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Wendling was home to the 392nd Bomb Group from 1943 to 1945. Built in 1942, it was originally planned to be an RAF Bomber Command airfield. Improvement and expansion works were carried out in 1942 and 1943 prior to the arrival of the 392nd and...

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