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42-50597

B-24 Liberator

Crashed in fog on takeoff from Hardwick airfield.

Service

Units

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

  • 409th Bomb Squadron

People

  • John Camp

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Entire crew died when their plane crashed in fog during takeoff at Hardwick on 19 December 1944 in an attempt to deliver air support to ground forces in Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge.

  • Robert Frost

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group

  • Henry Fulmer

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 93rd Bomb Group
    Entire crew died when their plane crashed in fog during takeoff at Hardwick on 19 December 1944 in an attempt to deliver air support to ground forces in Belgium during Battle of the Bulge. Killed in Action (KIA). KIS.

  • Ralph Gifford

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 93rd Bomb Group
    Entire crew died when their plane crashed in fog during takeoff at Hardwick on 19 December 1944 in an attempt to deliver air support to ground forces in Belgium during Battle of the Bulge. Killed in Action (KIA). KIS.

  • Harold Glickman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 446th Bomb Group
    Entire crew died when their plane crashed in fog during takeoff at Hardwick on 19 December 1944 in an attempt to deliver air support to ground forces in Belgium during Battle of the Bulge. KIS.

  • Robert Hughes

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 93rd Bomb Group
    Entire crew died when their plane crashed in fog during takeoff on 19 December 1944 in an attempt to deliver air support to ground forces in Belgium during Battle of the Bulge. KIS.

  • R Locker

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 409th Bomb Group
    Entire crew died when their plane crashed in fog during takeoff at Hardwick on 19 December 1944 in an attempt to deliver air support to ground forces in Belgium during Battle of the Bulge. Killed in Action (KIA). KIS.

  • Robert Marx

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 446th Bomb Group
    Entire crew died when their plane (B24 42-50597) crashed in fog during takeoff at Hardwick on 19 December 1944 in an attempt to deliver air support to ground forces in Belgium during Battle of the Bulge. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Fred Pettigrew

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 93rd Bomb Group
    Entire crew died when their plane crashed in fog during takeoff at Hardwick on 19 December 1944 in an attempt to deliver air support to ground forces in Belgium during Battle of the Bulge. Killed in Action (KIA). KIS.

  • Frank Whitten

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 446th Bomb Group
    Entire crew died when their plane crashed in fog during takeoff at Hardwick on 19 December 1944 in an attempt to deliver air support to ground forces in Belgium during Battle of the Bulge. Killed in Action (KIA). KIS.

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Missions

  • 756

    19 December 1944

Places

  • Hardwick

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF bomber airfield, Hardwick was used first by the 310th Bomb Group, equipped with B-25 Mitchells. In December 1943, the B-24 Liberators of the 93rd Bomb Group moved in, and remained until the end of the war, flying over 330 missions....

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed near Aldeburgh, Suffolk, United Kingdom 19 December 1944

Crashed on takeoff.
MACR 15463

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 April 2021 11:47:06 Snautzer Changes to markings
Sources

https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/threads/airwar-ww2-the-pilots.54010/page-3...

Date Contributor Update
26 December 2015 14:27:42 ED-BB Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, place associations and mission associations
Sources

Added nickname & other details
Linked Media FRE 5804

Date Contributor Update
26 December 2015 14:15:59 ED-BB Changes to media associations
Sources

Link to FRE 5804

Date Contributor Update
01 July 2015 11:58:26 general ira snapsorter Changes to events
Sources

Added MACR 15463 reference from http://www.fold3.com/image/29434953/

Date Contributor Update
02 June 2015 15:29:05 usxpat Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, description, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

http://eastangliamemorials.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/hardwick-roadside-cros...
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/AARmonthly/Dec1944O.htm
http://www.8thafhs.com/get_one_mission.php?mission_id=1743

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