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Joseph F Taulbee

Military

Missing in Action on B-24 41-11603 'Malicious' on 31 January 1943, on a mission to Messina. His aircraft was hit by flak and forced to ditch in the sea.

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People

  • Robert Block

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 376th Bomb Group
    Missing in Action on B-24 41-11603 'Malicious' on 31 January 1943, on a mission to Messina. His aircraft was hit by flak and forced to ditch in the sea.

  • Otho Hundley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 376th Bomb Group
    Missing in Action on B-24 41-11603 'Malicious' on 31 January 1943, on a mission to Messina. His aircraft was hit by flak and forced to ditch in the sea.

  • Alfred Montgomery

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 376th Bomb Group
    Missing in Action on B-24 41-11603 'Malicious' on 31 January 1943, on a mission to Messina. His aircraft was hit by flak and forced to ditch in the sea.

  • Joseph O'Meara

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 376th Bomb Group
    1st Lieutenant Joseph Dale O'meara, Navigator, was killed in action on the B-24D Liberator Bomber #41-11603, 'Malicious', on a mission to Messina, Sicily. His aircraft was hit by two direct flak hits knocking out two engines. The aircraft was, then,...

  • Clifford Street

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 376th Bomb Group
    Missing in Action on B-24 41-11603 'Malicious' on 31 January 1943, on a mission to Messina. His aircraft was hit by flak and forced to ditch in the sea.

  • John Toomey

    Military | Major | B-24 Command Pilot | 376th Bomb Group
    Maj John Marshall “Jack” Toomey ...

  • Frank Woltman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 376th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 376th Bomb Group

    376th Bomb Group

    Group
    Constituted as 376th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 Oct 1942 and activated in Palestine on 31 Oct. Began combat immediately, using B-24 aircraft. Operated with Ninth AF from bases in the Middle East, Nov 1942-Sep 1943, and with Twelfth AF from Tunisia...

  • 513th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-11603 Malicious

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D Liberator bomber, 41-11603, MALICIOUS, was one of 23 B-24 Liberators assigned to the Halverson Detachment (HALPRO), which departed the U.S. in May, 1942, to join the 10th Air Force in the China, Burma, India (CBI) Theatre of operations. The...

Events

Event Location Date
Died Mediterranean sea 31 January 1943
Enlisted Florida
Buried North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial

Commemorated on the Wall of the Missing

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 March 2020 11:26:01 Emily Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Missing Air Crew Report

ABMC

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