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42-94909

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

  • James Blackburn

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 489th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and Crashed near Paris in B-24 'Snafu' #4294909 Killed in Action (KIA)

  • John Burke

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 489th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed near Paris in B-24 'Snafu' #4294909

  • Constant Debany

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 489th Bomb Group

  • Fletcher Johnson

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 489th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) shot down by flak and crashed near Paris on 6/25/44 in B-24 Snafu #4294909 POW

  • Adolph Kirbelis

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 489th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) shot down by flak and crashed near Paris in B-24 Snafu #4294909

  • Richard Klaus

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 489th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) shot down by flak and crashed near Paris on 6/25/44 in B-24 Snafu #4294909 POW

  • Antonio Navarro

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 489th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed near Paris in B-24 Snafu #42-94909, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Gerald Olwine

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 489th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed near Paris on 6/25/44 in B-24 Snafu #42-94909, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Kevin Walsh

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 489th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) shot down by flak and crashed near Paris in B-24 Snafu #4294909

  • Elmer Young

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 489th Bomb Group

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) France 25 June 1944

Revisions

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

MACR 6241 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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