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42-95267

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 489th Bomb Group

    489th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 489th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Halesworth, Suffolk, for several months from May 1944 until later in the year. The Group flew tactical missions in support of ground forces in northern France. It was in this tactical role that the crews...

  • 846th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Leroy Crabtree

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 489th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Schlossborn on 7/21/44 in B-24 Silver Queen #4295267 POW

  • Claud Crews

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 489th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed at Schlossborn on 7/21/44 in B-24 'Silver Queen' #42-95267, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • James Haas

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 489th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed at Schlossborn on 7/21/44 in B-24 'Silver Queen' #42-95267, Prisoner of War (POW) POW

  • Edward Karkoska

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 489th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Schlossborn on 7/21/44 in B-24 Silver Queen #42-95267 POW

  • James Kearney

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 489th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Schlossborn on 7/21/44 in B-24 Silver Queen #4295267 POW

  • Robert McCracken

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 489th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed at Schlossborn in B-24 'Silver Queen' #42-95267, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Andrew Serfozo

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 489th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Schlossborn on 7/21/44 in B-24 Silver Queen #4295267 POW

  • Floyd Smith

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 489th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed at Schlossborn on 7/21/44 in B-24 'Silver Queen' #42-95267, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Edward Whelan

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 489th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Schlossborn on 7/21/44 in B-24 Silver Queen #4295267 POW

  • William Woodlief

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 489th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Schlossborn on 7/21/44 in B-24 Silver Queen #4295267 POW

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 21 July 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 June 2020 19:10:03 jmoore43 Changes to nicknames
Sources

Added the A/C nickname listed in the "Summary biography" sections of several crew including pilot “James F Haas”.

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

MACR 7842 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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