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William J Bailey Jr.

Military

B-24 'Squat 'N Droppit' #41-28710 shot down by flak and fighters, crashed near Bonnehain 12 June 1944. Evaded (EVD)

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  • Robert Buck

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Tail Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    B-24 'Squat 'N Droppit' #41-28710 shot down by flak and fighters, crashed near Bonnehain 12 June 1944. Evaded (EVD)

  • Ollie Van Horssen

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Left Waist Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 712BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. B-24 41-28710 'Squat 'N Droppit' shot down by flak and fighters, crashed near Bonnehain 12-Jun-44. Evaded (EVD). Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Kenneth Zierdt

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Radio Operator | 448th Bomb Group
    B-24 'Squat 'N Droppit' #41-28710 shot down by flak and fighters, crashed near Bonnemain 12 June 1944. Killed in Action (KIA) - Parachute incident.

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Units served with

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 448th Bombardment Group was organized on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May 1943 at Gowen Field, near Boise, Idaho. The initial training of the air crews took place in Florida. The entire group was assembled Wendover Field, Utah. Both air and...

  • 712th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-28710 "Squat 'N Droppit"

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 712BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Flown by at least 13 different crews on 21 missions. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Porcaro. Shot down by flak and fighters, crashed near Bonnehain 12-Jun-44. 8 x EVD, 1 x KIA....

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Evaded Rennes, France 12 June 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 January 2016 17:32:57 466thHistorian Changes to place associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:15 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5803 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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