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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.

Service

Units

  • 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

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).

  • 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).

  • James Hammond

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

  • Richard Hoffman

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Assistant Radio Operator; Ball Turret Gunner | 392nd Bomb Group
    Entered service at Camden, NJ 8 September 1942. Joined 392nd BG February 1943 at Davis-Monthan Air Base, Tucson, AZ. Rank at end of WWII was T/Sergeant. Rank at retirement from service was Lt. Col. ...

  • William Kary

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 392nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 November 1943 in B-24 #42-7543 'Georgia Belle', Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Charles Martin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 392nd Bomb Group
    Entered service at Camp Joseph T. Robinson, AR 21 June 1942. Joined 392nd BG April 1943. Rank at end of WW II was S/Sergeant. Shot down over Muenster 5 November 1943 in B-24 #427543 'Georgia Belle. ' Prisoner of War (POW) until 13 April 1945. POW

  • William Nicholson

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

  • Erling Olson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 392nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 November 1943 in B-24 42-7543 'Georgia Belle. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Raymond Perry

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

Places

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 5 November 1943
Crashed 45711 Datteln, Germany 5 November 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2017 15:22:14 Lucy May Changes to description
Sources

http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1942_1.html

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:04 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 1164 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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