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42-50345

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...

  • 832nd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Olin Bundrick

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Member of Hicks crew

  • Robert Drake

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Killed In Action (KIA). B-24H 42-50345 shot down by flak, crashed in the English Channel off Zuydcoote, France on May 28, 1944 after all crew baled out. ABMC lists DOD as May 29, 1945. (All eight casualties in this crew have a legal death date of May...

  • Eugene Hicks

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 486th Bomb Group
    Killed In Action (KIA). B-24H 42-50345 shot down by flak, crashed in the English Channel off Zuydcoote, France on May 28, 1944 after all crew baled out. Had flown 17 missions with the Group. ABMC lists DOD as May 29, 1945. (All eight casualties in this...

  • John Johnson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 486th Bomb Group
    Killed In Action (KIA). B-24H 42-50345 shot down by flak, crashed in the English Channel off Zuydcoote, France on May 28, 1944 after all crew baled out. ABMC lists DOD as May 29, 1945. (All eight casualties in this crew have a legal death date of May...

  • David Moll

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 486th Bomb Group
    Killed In Action (KIA). B-24H 42-50345 shot down by flak, crashed in the English Channel off Zuydcoote, France on May 28, 1944 after all crew baled out. ABMC lists DOD as May 29, 1945. (All eight casualties in this crew have a legal death date of May...

  • Murray Moskowitz

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Killed In Action (KIA). B-24H 42-50345 shot down by flak, crashed in the English Channel off Zuydcoote, France on May 28, 1944 after all crew baled out. ABMC lists DOD as May 29, 1945. (All eight casualties in this crew have a legal death date of May...

  • George Munro

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 486th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 May 1944 in B-24 #4250345. Plane crashed into Channel. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Kenneth Russell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 486th Bomb Group
    Killed In Action (KIA). B-24H 42-50345 shot down by flak, crashed in the English Channel off Zuydcoote, France on May 28, 1944 after all crew baled out. ABMC lists DOD as May 29, 1945. (All eight casualties in this crew have a legal death date of May...

  • Charles Smith

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner, Top Turret Gunner; Engineer | 486th Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 May 1944 in B-24 #42-50345. Plane crashed into Channel. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • James Todd

    Military | Master Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak, crashed in the English Channel off Zuydcotte, France on May 28, 1944. Plane was B-24H 42-50345 Awards: AM, PH

Missions

  • 376

    28 May 1944

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Belgium 28 May 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:52 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 5389 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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