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William Percival Nicholson

Military

Shot down 5 November 1943 in B-24 #427543 'Georgia Belle. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

People

  • Benjamin Bosworth

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 392nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 November 1943 in B-24 #427543 'Georgia Belle. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Howard Burton

    Military | Major | Command Pilot, Pilot, Mission | 34th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down on 9/27/44 in B-17 #448185

  • Jack Byerly

    Military | Private | 55th Fighter Group

  • Jean Chamblin

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 392nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 November 1943 in B-24 #427543 'Georgia Belle. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Leonard Culbertson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 392nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 November 1943 in B-24 #427543 'Georgia Belle. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

  • John Eden

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 445th Bomb Group
    On 5 Jan 1944 in B-24H #41-29116 after T/O aircraft had numerous mechanical problems and unable to land the crew was ordered to bale out. A/C crashed. Shot down by fighters on mission to Brunswick on 20 Feb 1944 in B-24H #42-64434 'Shoe Shoe Baby'. All...

  • John Fallon

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    B-17F #42-29717 'Mr. Five By Five' was last seen with one engine feathered and heading towards Switzerland on a mission to Stuttgart, GR on 25 Feb 1944. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • James Geary

    Military | 392nd Bomb Group

  • Frank Glass

    Military | 452nd Bomb Group
    crew picture in Silent Heroes Among Us p. 16

  • James Hammond

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 392nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 November 1943 in B-24 #427543 'Georgia Belle. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

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Units served with

  • 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...

  • 578th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-7543

    B-24 Liberator
    On 5 November 1943, B-24 #427543 'Georgia Belle' was hit by AAA then shot down by Oblt Hugo Frey in Bf 109G-6 of JG 11/7 near Datteln, Germany Nov 5, 1943. 10 POW. MACR 1164.

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 121

    5 November 1943
    Having had good success with P-38 escorts and limiting penetration depth into Germany this mission is directed at the railroad marshaling yards and oil refinery at Gelsenkirchen, Germany. In addition the marshaling yards at Munster, Germany are also...

Associated Place

  • 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...

  • Stalag Luft III

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 November 2017 18:06:36 enicholson Changes to person associations
Sources

http://www.b24.net/MM110543.htm

Date Contributor Update
02 November 2017 18:02:35 enicholson Changes to person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Bill's Wartime Log

Date Contributor Update
02 November 2017 17:32:09 enicholson Changes to middlename, nickname, person associations and place associations
Sources

From Bill Nicholson's Wartime Log

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:35 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1164

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