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445th Bombardment Group (Heavy)

Aircraft:B-24
Group Emblem:
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Wing:2nd Combat Bombardment Wing
Division:2nd Bombardment Division
Airfield(s)
Squadrons:700th Bombardment Squadron
701st Bombardment Squadron
702nd Bombardment Squadron
703rd Bombardment Squadron
Tail Marking:
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Details:Prepared for combat with B-24's. Moved to England, Oct-Dec 1943, for service with Eighth AF. Entered combat on 13 Dec 1943 by attacking U-boat installations at Kiel.

Operated primarily as a strategic bombardment organization until the war ended, striking such targets as industries in Osnabruck, synthetic oil plants in lutzendorf, chemical works in Ludwigshafen, marshalling yards at Hamm, an airfield at Munich, an ammunition plant at Duneberg, underground oil storage facilities at Ehmen, and factories at Munster. Participated in the Allied campaign against the German aircraft industry during Big Week, 20-25 Feb 1944, being awarded a DUC for attacking an aircraft assembly plant at Gotha on 24 Feb. Occasionally flew interdictory and support missions.

Helped to prepare for the invasion of Normandy by bombing airfields, V-weapon sites, and other targets; attacked shore installations on D-Day, 6 Jun 1944. Supported ground forces at St Lo by striking enemy defenses in Jul 1944. Bombed German communications during the Battle of the Bulge, Dec 1944-Jan 1945.

Early on 24 Mar 1945 dropped food, medical supplies, and ammunition to troops that landed near Wesel during the airborne assault across the Rhine; that afternoon flew a bombing mission to the same area, hitting a landing ground at Stormede. On occasion dropped propaganda leaflets and hauled gasoline to France.

Awarded the Croix de Guerre with Palm by the French government for operations in the theater from Dec 1943 to Feb 1945. Flew last combat mission on 25 Apr 1945. Returned to the US, May-Jun. Inactivated on 12 Sep 1945.

    Commanders:
  • Col Robert H Terrill, 1 Apr 1943
  • Col William W Jones, 25 Jul 1944-12 Sep 1945.

Air Force Combat Units of World War II, Maurer, Maurer: USAF, 1986

Accident Reports:Number of Non-Combat-Related Accident reports for this group: 39

Missions

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#DATENAMETARGETSA/C LOST
1December 13, 1943VIII BC 154Bremen and Kiel, Germany port areas
2December 16, 1943VIII BC 156Bremen, Germany port area
3December 20, 1943VIII BC 159Bremen, Germany port area1
4December 22, 1943VIII BC 161Marshalling yards at Osnabruck and Munster, Germany2
5December 24, 1943VIII BC 164Pas-de-Calais V-Weapons sites
6December 30, 1943VIII BC 169Ludwigshafen port area2
7December 31, 1943VIII BC 171Airfields in France
8January 04, 19448AF BC 174Targets in Germany
9January 05, 19448AF BC 176Kiel shipyards and industrial area1
10January 07, 19448AF BC 178I G Farben plant at Ludwigshafen, Germany
11January 11, 19448AF FC FO 182Aviation targets in Germany
12January 14, 19448AF BC 183Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites
13January 21, 19448AF BC 187Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites
14January 29, 19448AF BC 198Frankfurt Industrial area
15January 30, 19448AF BC 200Aviation targets in Brunswick, Germany1
16February 02, 19448AF 205St. Pol / Siracourt V-weapons sites1
17February 03, 19448AF 206Wilhelmshaven, Germany port area
18February 05, 19448AF 210Airfields in France
19February 08, 19448AF 214Siracourt and Watten V-weapons sites; Frankfurt marshaling yards
20February 10, 19448AF 216Brunswick industrial area
21February 11, 19448AF 218Siracourt V-weapons site; Frankfurt area marshaling yards
22February 13, 19448AF 221Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites
23February 15, 19448AF 223St. Pol / Siracourt V-weapons sites
24February 20, 19448AF 226Tutow and Rostock airfields; Aviation industry in Germany3
25February 21, 1944B228Airfields in Germany
26February 22, 19448AF 230Aviation targets in Germany
27February 24, 19448AF 233Schweinfurt industrial area13
28February 25, 19448AF 235Aviation targets in Germany
29February 29, 19448AF 241Lottinghen V-weapons site
30March 03, 19448AF 246Wilhelmshaven, Germany port area
31March 05, 19448AF 248Airfields in France
32March 06, 19448AF 250Berlin industrial areas2
33March 08, 19448AF 252Berlin industrial areas
34March 09, 19448AF 253Berlin industrial areas1
35March 13, 19448AF 257Poix airfield in France
36March 15, 19448AF 259Brunswick industrial area
37March 16, 19448AF 262Augsburg, Germany and T/Os1
38March 18, 19448AF 264Aviation targets in Germany2
39March 20, 19448AF 269Frankfurt industrial area
40March 22, 19448AF 273Berlin aviation industry areas
41March 23, 19448AF 275Brunswick aviation targets1
42March 24, 19448AF 277German industrial area and French airfields
43March 26, 19448AF 280Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites
44March 27, 19448AF 282Airfields in SW France
45April 01, 19448AF 287Ludwigshafen chemical industry3
46April 08, 19448AF 291Aviation targets in Germany
47April 09, 19448AF 293Aviation targets in Germany1
48April 10, 19448AF 295Airfields in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany
49April 11, 19448AF 298Aviation targets in Germany
50April 12, 19448AF 300Schweinfurt industrial area5
51April 13, 19448AF 301Schweinfurt industrial area2
52April 18, 19448AF 306Aviation targets in Germany
53April 19, 19448AF 308Aviation targets in Germany
54April 20, 19448AF 309V-weapon sites in France1
55April 22, 19448AF 311Hamm, Germany marshaling yards2
56April 24, 19448AF 315Aviation targets in Germany1
57April 25, 19448AF 317Marshaling yards in Germany and airfields in France
58April 26, 19448AF 319Brunswick industrial area and Cologne
59April 27, 19448AF 323Marshaling yards and airfields in France
60April 27, 19448AF 322Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites
61April 29, 19448AF 327Berlin city area
62April 30, 19448AF 329Airfields in France; V-weapons in France
63May 01, 19448AF 332V-weapon sites in France (CROSSBOW)
64May 01, 19448AF 333Marshaling yards in France
65May 02, 19448AF 335V-weapons sites in the Pas-de-Calais area of France
66May 07, 19448AF 342Berlin targets of opportunity, Munster and Osnabruck industrial areas
67May 08, 19448AF 344Targets in Germany2
68May 09, 19448AF 347Marshaling yards and airfields in France, Belgium and Luxembourg
69May 11, 19448AF 350Marshaling yards and airfields in France
70May 12, 19448AF 353German oil industry targets
71May 13, 19448AF 355Oil production facilities in Germany and Czechoslovakia
72May 15, 19448AF 356Marquise V-weapons site
73May 19, 19448AF 358Targets in Germany: Factories and Wilhelm-Strasse Railroad Station
74May 20, 19448AF 359Airfields in France
75May 22, 19448AF 361Kiel port and Siracourt V-weapons site
76May 23, 19448AF 364Airfields and rail targets in France
77May 24, 19448AF 367Airfields in France and Financial District, Admiralty, War Offices in Berlin area
78May 25, 19448AF 370Airfields, rail targets and coastal batteries in France
79May 27, 19448AF 373Rail targets in Germany and France
80May 28, 19448AF 376Oil production facilities in Germany
81May 29, 19448AF 379Aviation and oil targets in Germany1
82May 30, 19448AF 380Industry in Germany, rail targets in France and Belgium
83May 31, 19448AF 382Aviation and rail targets in Germany; rail targets in France and Belgium
84June 02, 19448AF 384, 385V-weapons sites, airfields and rail targets in France
85June 03, 19448AF 388Pas de Calais defenses
86June 04, 19448AF 391Rail bridges and airfields in Paris area
87June 06, 19448AF 394Coastal targets in invasion area
88June 07, 19448AF 397, 398Tactical targets in NW France
89June 08, 19448AF 400Rail targets and airfields in France
90June 10, 19448AF 403Tactical targets in France, airfields and chokepoints
91June 11, 19448AF 405Airfields and rail targets in Paris, Brittany and Loire valley
92June 12, 19448AF 407Airfields and bridges in France
93June 13, 19448AF 410Airfields in France
94June 15, 19448AF 414Airfields and rail targets in France; Oil targets in Germany
95June 17, 19448AF 418Airfields in France
96June 18, 19448AF 421Oil targets in Germany
97June 19, 19448AF 424Pas-de-Calais V-Weapons sites
98June 20, 19448AF 425Oil and industrial targets in Germany, V-weapons sites in France1
99June 21, 19448AF 428Oil production facilities in Germany; first Shuttle mission to USSR (Operation FRANTIC)2
100June 23, 19448AF 435 and 436Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites; rail and airfield targets in NW France
101June 24, 19448AF 439Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites; rail and airfield targets in NW France
102June 25, 19448AF 441, 442Airfields and electric power installtions in France
103June 27, 19448AF 443Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites; airfield in France1
104June 28, 1944VIII 445Airfields, supply dumps, bridges in Paris area; Saarbrucken rail targets
105June 29, 19448AF 447Strategic targets in Leipzig area
106July 02, 19448AF 450Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites
107July 05, 19448AF 453Airfields in Holland and Belgium; Noball and rail targets in France
108July 06, 19448AF 456NOBALL: Pas-De-Calais v-weapon sites; bridges south of Paris
109July 06, 19448AF 455V-weapon sites in France; Kiel shipyards
110July 07, 19448AF 458Oil, bearing and aircraft plants in Germany
111July 11, 19448AF 466Munich and southern Germany3
112July 12, 19448AF 469Munich and southern Germany
113July 13, 19448AF 471Munich and southern Germany
114July 16, 19448AF 476Munich area
115July 17, 19448AF 478 and 479Tactical targets in France; V-weapons sites in Pas-de-Calais
116July 18, 19448AF 481Tactical targets in France; Kiel oil targets; Peenemunde area
117July 19, 19448AF 482Industrial targets in W and SW Germany
118July 20, 19448AF 484Oil and industrial targets in W Germany
119July 21, 19448AF 486Aircraft industry, airfields and ball-bearing plants in SW Germany
120July 23, 19448AF 490Airfields in France
121July 24, 19448AF 492Tactical support for Operation COBRA
122July 25, 19448AF 494Tactical support for Operation COBRA1
123July 28, 19448AF 501Targets in Belgium, France and Germany
124July 29, 19448AF 503Oil targets in Germany and airfields in France
125July 31, 19448AF 507Targets in Germany and airfields in France
126August 01, 19448AF 508Airfields, bridges, tactical targets in France
127August 02, 19448AF 510, 511Tactical targets in France
128August 03, 19448AF 512, 513Rail targets on Franco-German border, fuel dups and bridges near Paris, Brussels
129August 03, 19448AF 512, 513Rail targets on Franco-German border, fuel dups and bridges near Paris, Brussels
130August 04, 19448AF 516GH attack V-weapon sites and coastal batteries
131August 04, 19448AF 514Oil refineries, aircraft factories
132August 05, 19448AF 519, 520, 521Strategic targets in Germany, V-weapons site, GH test
133August 06, 19448AF 524Refineries and factories in Germany; Noball targets in France
134August 07, 19448AF 527, 528Fuel dumps, bridges in France; GH test
135August 08, 19448AF 530, 8AF 531Airfields and Noball targets in France
136August 09, 19448AF 533, 8AF 535Aviation and tank industry and airfields in SE Germany; Micro H test1
137August 11, 19448AF 541, 542, 543Rail, fuel, troops in Brest peninsula
138August 13, 19448AF 548, 549, 550Support of Ground troops near Le Havre; transportation around Paris
139August 14, 19448AF 552Airfield, rail in France; aviation and oil plants in Germany
140August 15, 19448AF 554Airfields in Germany and the Low Countries
141August 16, 19448AF 556Oil refineries and aircraft plants in Germany2
142August 18, 19448AF 561, 562Bridges, Airfields, Fuel Dumps and an Aircraft Engine Factory in France and Belgium
143August 25, 19448AF 570Aircraft component plants
144August 26, 19448AF 575, 576, 577, 578, 575: Brest gun batteries; 576: oil, fuel, chemicals; 577: bridge; 578: TV bombs
145August 30, 19448AF 590 & 8AF 591590: V-1 launching sites; 591: Kiel and Bremen
146September 05, 19448AF 605, 8AF 606605: Aviation and oil industry in SE Germany. 606: enemy positions nr. Brest
147September 09, 19448AF 613, 8AF 614613: container drop to French Resistance in Southern France; 614: targets in western Germany
148September 09, 19448AF 613, 8AF 614613: container drop to French Resistance in Southern France; 614: targets in western Germany
149September 10, 19448AF 619, 8AF 620Targets in Stuttgart area
150September 11, 19448AF 623Attacks on synthetic oil plants and refinery
151September 12, 19448AF 626Attacks on Germany oil industry1
152September 13, 19448AF 628Oil and industrial target in southern Germany
153September 21, 19448AF 44Targets in western Germany
154September 22, 19448AF 645Vehicle factories in Kassel, Germany
155September 25, 19448AF 647Rail targets in western Germany and oil plant at Ludwigshafen
156September 26, 19448AF 648Rail targets and vehicle factories in western Germany
157September 27, 19448AF 650Industry and transportation targets in western Germany25
158September 28, 19448AF 652Oil and vehicle plants in central Germany
159September 30, 19448AF 655Rail and aviation targets in western Germany
160October 02, 19448AF 658; 8AF 659Industrial targets in Cologne and Kassel; Hamm marshaling yard
161October 03, 19448AF 662Airfields and industrial targets in Germany
162October 05, 19448AF 665Industry, airfields and railways in Germany
163October 06, 19448AF 667Industry in northern Germany
164October 07, 19448AF 669Oil installations and vehicle plants
165October 09, 19448AF 670Industrial targets in south and central Germany
166October 12, 19448AF 674Airfield and marshalling yard
167October 14, 19448AF 676, 8AF 677Rail targets in Germany
168October 15, 19448AF 678Industrial, oil and rail targets in Cologne, Germany area
169October 17, 19448AF 681Targets in Cologne area
170October 18, 19448AF 682Attacks on Kassel, Cologne, Leverkusen
171October 19, 19448AF 683Industrial targets in Mannheim and Mainz
172October 22, 19448AF 685Targets in western Germany
173October 25, 19448AF 688Oil and industry in western Germany
174October 26, 19448AF 689Industry and comm targets in western Germany
175November 09, 19448AF 707Tactical targets in Metz and Thionville areas
176November 10, 19448AF 709Airfield in western Germany
177November 21, 19448AF 720Oil industry in Germany1
178November 25, 19448AF 723Synthetic oil installation at Merseburg and Bingen rail yard
179November 26, 19448AF 725Rail and oil installation in western Germany5
180November 27, 19448AF 727Marshalling yards in Germany
181November 29, 19448AF 729Rail and oil targets Germany1
182November 30, 19448AF 731Rail and oil targets Germany
183December 04, 19448AF 736Rail targets in Germany
184December 05, 19448AF 728, 8AF 729Berlin weapons works and Munster rail yards; 729: Aphrodite op
185December 10, 19448AF 745Rail targets in Germany
186December 11, 19448AF 746Rail targets and bridge in western Germany2
187December 12, 19448AF 748Oil and rail targets in Germany1
188December 23, 19448AF 757Rail and communication centers behind battle lines in Ardennes
189December 24, 19448AF 759, 760Airfields and communications center in Gemany (760) and French U-boat coastal batteries (759)
190December 25, 19448AF 761Communication and rail targets west of the Rhine
191December 28, 19448AF 766Rail and road bridges in western Germany
192December 29, 19448AF 769Communications targets in western Germany
193December 30, 19448AF 770Rail and communications targets in western Germany
194December 31, 19448AF 772Strategic targets and comm centers along German supply lines
195January 01, 19458AF 774Oil and rail targets in western Germany
196January 02, 19458AF 776Communications and tactical targets in western Germany
197January 03, 19458AF 778Rail and communications targets in western Germany
198January 05, 19458AF 781Rail targets and airfield in central Germany
199January 06, 19458AF 783Rail and communications targets in western Germany
200January 07, 19458AF 785Comm centers, rail targets, bridges and oil depots in western Germany
201January 10, 19458AF 789Airfields, rail targets and bridges in Germany
202January 13, 19458AF 791Marshalling yards and Rhine rail bridges
203January 14, 19458AF 792Oil facilities in central Germany and highway bridges at Cologne
204January 15, 19458AF 794Marshalling yards in Germany
205January 16, 19458AF 796Oil and industrial targets in Germany
206January 17, 19458AF 798Oil refineries at Hamburg and Harburg
207January 28, 19458AF 809Marshalling yards, bridges and benzol plant at Dortmund
208January 29, 19458AF 811Industrial plants at Kassel and rail targets in central Germany
209January 31, 19458AF 813Aborted due to weather
210February 03, 19458AF 817Major attack on Berlin and Madgeburg oil industry
211February 06, 19458AF 821Oil targets in Germany
212February 09, 19458AF 824Oil targets in Germany
213February 11, 19458AF 827Dulmen oil depot
214February 14, 19458AF 830Oil and rail targets in Germany
215February 15, 19458AF 832Oil plants at Magdeburg and rail targets in Germany
216February 16, 19458AF 833Oil plants and marshaling yards in central Gemany
217February 19, 19458AF 835Oil, industry and rail targets
218February 21, 19458AF 839Rail targets in Nuremburg
219February 22, 19458AF 841Operation Clarion: major attack on German rail and road targets
220February 23, 19458AF 843Second day of Clarion mission
221February 24, 19458AF 845Oil refineries and rail targets
222February 25, 19458AF 847Tank factories; jet airfields; oil depots
223February 26, 19458AF 849Attacks on targets in Berlin
224February 27, 19458AF 851Road and rail targets in Halle and Leipzig2
225February 28, 19458AF 854Rail targets in Germany
226March 01, 19458AF 857Marshalling yards in central and southern Germany
227March 02, 19458AF 859Synthetic oil plants and tank works
228March 03, 19458AF 861Oil refineries in Germany
229March 04, 19458AF 863Jet airfields and industrial targets
230March 05, 19458AF 865Synthetic oil plants
231March 07, 19458AF 869Oil and communication targets
232March 08, 19458AF 872Synthetic oil plants and rail targets
233March 10, 19458AF 877Rail targets
234March 11, 19458AF 881U-boat yards and oil installations in northern Germany
235March 12, 19458AF 883Marshalling yards
236March 15, 19458AF 889German Army HQ and rail targets
237March 17, 19458AF 892Oil, industrial and rail targets
238March 18, 19458AF 894Rail and tank plants in Berlin area
239March 19, 19458AF 896Industry, rail and airfield targets in Germany
240March 20, 19458AF 898Hamburg area targets1
241March 21, 19458AF 901, 902, 903, 904Jet fighter bases
242March 22, 19458AF 906Attacks on barracks, camps and airfields
243March 23, 19458AF 908Rail targets in west and central Germany1
244March 24, 19458AF 911Operations in support of Operation VARSITY - crossing of the Rhine2
245March 25, 19458AF 913Oil plants
246March 30, 19458AF 918Uboat construction and operation targets
247March 31, 19458AF 920Synthetic oil plants, munition and vehicles factories
248April 07, 19458AF 931Ordnance depots, marshalling yards and airfields1
249April 08, 19458AF 932Ordnance depots, marshalling yards and airfields
250April 09, 19458AF 935Oil depot, ammunition plant and jet airfields
251April 10, 19458AF 938Jet airfields and army base near Berlin
252April 11, 19458AF 941Airfields, munitions and rail targets
253April 14, 19458AF 948Bordeaux strong points and batteries
254April 15, 19458AF 951Bordeaux and Royan strong points and batteries
255April 16, 19458AF 954, 8AF 955Rail and communication centers
256April 17, 19458AF 957Rail targets in E Germany and Czechoslovakia
257April 18, 19458AF 959Rail targets in Germany
258April 20, 19458AF 962Rail targets in Berlin and Czechoslovakia
259April 25, 19458AF 968Airfields and rail targets in Czechoslovakia and southeast Germany
TOTAL AIRCRAFT LOST:103

Non-Combat Related Accidents

#DATEREPORT
11943-12-28Aircraft: B-24H (#42-7550).
Organization: 700BS / 445BG of Tibenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Hansen, Donald (NMI).
Notes: killed in a crash.
Location: Attlebridge, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
21944-01-05Aircraft: B-24H (#41-29116*).
Organization: 700BS / 445BG of Tibenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Owen, Alvin M.
Notes: bail out.
Location: Hardwick/ 2mi NW England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
31944-01-31Aircraft: B-24H (#42-7532).
Organization: 702BS / 445BG of Tibenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Scannell, John J.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Tibenham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
41944-05-10Aircraft: B-24H (#41-28918).
Organization: 701BS / 445BG of Tibenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Bowen, Rowe D Jr.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Tibenham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
51944-06-21Aircraft: B-24H (#41-29483).
Organization: 701BS / 445BG of Tibenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: King, Harry L.
Notes: crash landing.
Location: Tibenham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
61944-07-08Aircraft: Oxford II (#R6093).
Organization: Hq / 445BG of Tibenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Harding, Richard C.
Notes: crashed on take off.
Location: Bottesford/sta 481 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
71944-07-13Aircraft: B-24J (#42-95020).
Organization: 701BS / 445BG of Tibenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Morgan, Charles E.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: RAF Beccles England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
81944-07-27Aircraft: B-24H (#42-51105).
Organization: 701BS / 445BG of Tibenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: King, Harry L.
Notes: mid air collision.
Location: Tibenham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
91944-08-14Aircraft: B-24H (#42-95042).
Organization: 703BS / 445BG of Tibenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Isom, Cecil T.
Notes: forced landing destroyed by fire.
Location: East Wrentham/ 2mi E S133 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
101944-09-09Aircraft: B-24H (#42-95308).
Organization: 701BS / 445BG of Tibenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Morris, Floyd C.
Notes: mid air collision.
Location: RAF Woodbridge England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
111944-09-09Aircraft: B-24H (#42-95291).
Organization: 703BS / 445BG of Tibenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Porter, Keith W.
Notes: mid air collision.
Location: Leiston, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 2
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
121944-09-16Aircraft: B-24J (#42-100343).
Organization: 702BS / 445BG of Tibenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Ott, August J.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Hethel, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
131944-09-19Aircraft: B-24D (#41-24215).
Organization: 702BS / 445BG of Tibenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Querbach, Albert E.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Mount Farm, Oxfordshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
141944-10-13Aircraft: B-24J (#42-51227).
Organization: 702BS / 445BG of Tibenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Haigh, Hermann (NMI).
Notes: take off accident.
Location: Tibenham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
151944-10-18Aircraft: B-24H (#42-50347).
Organization: 703BS / 445BG of Tibenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Driscoll, William (NMI).
Notes: killed in mid air collision.
Location: Birkenhead/ 2mi SW England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
161944-11-10Aircraft: B-24J (#42-51250).
Organization: 701BS / 445BG of Tibenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Frost, Keith L.
Notes: crash landing.
Location: Tibenham/ 2mi S Sta 124 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
171944-11-26Aircraft: B-24J (#42-50631).
Organization: 703BS / 445BG of Tibenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Hayward, Calvin W.
Notes: take off accident.
Location: Tibenham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
181944-11-29Aircraft: B-24H (#42-64438).
Organization: 700BS / 445BG of Tibenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Farr, Lucian T.
Notes: take off accident.
Location: Tibenham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
191944-11-29Aircraft: B-24H (#41-29500).
Organization: 702BS / 445BG of Tibenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Schneider, Vincent M.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Tibenham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
201944-12-11Aircraft: B-24D (#41-24215).
Organization: 702BS / 445BG of .
Pilot: Millsap, Frederick M.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Tibenham (Sta 124) England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage):
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
211944-12-18Aircraft: B-24H (#42-94896).
Organization: 703BS / 445BG of Tibenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Vandergriff, William H.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Tibenham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
221944-12-19Aircraft: B-24J (#44-40250).
Organization: 703BS / 445BG of Tibenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Cummings, Theodore G.
Notes: take off accident.
Location: Tibenham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
231944-12-24Aircraft: B-24J (#42-50637).
Organization: 701BS / 445BG of Tibenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Wills, Lynn R.
Notes: take off accident.
Location: Chivenor England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
241945-01-01Aircraft: B-24J (#42-50706).
Organization: 702BS / 445BG of Tibenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Whitcomb, Oliver W.
Notes: killed in a take off accident.
Location: Tibenham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
251945-01-03Aircraft: B-24H (#42-94896).
Organization: 703BS / 445BG of Tibenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Shoemaker, Robert A.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Tibenham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
261945-01-15Aircraft: B-24H (#42-50293).
Organization: 702BS / 445BG of Tibenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Dozier, John M.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Tibenham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
271945-01-19Aircraft: B-24J (#42-110166).
Organization: 700BS / 445BG of Tibenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Keith, Arthur G.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Chelveston, Northamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
281945-01-28Aircraft: B-24J (#42-50657).
Organization: 703BS / 445BG of Tibenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Murray, Robert E.
Notes: take off accident.
Location: Tibenham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
291945-01-29Aircraft: B-24H (#41-28807).
Organization: 700BS / 445BG of Tibenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Gillette, Henry A.
Notes: take off accident.
Location: Tibenham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
301945-01-31Aircraft: B-24H (#42-94828).
Organization: 703BS / 445BG of Tibenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Watson, Emmett O.
Notes: take off accident.
Location: Tibenham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
311945-02-05Aircraft: B-24H (#42-94921).
Organization: 701BS / 445BG of Tibenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Stone, Lloyd E.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Tibenham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
321945-03-27Aircraft: B-24J (#42-50565).
Organization: 700BS / 445BG of Tibenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Walker, Charles L.
Notes: take off accident.
Location: Tibenham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
331945-04-06Aircraft: B-24J (#44-48854).
Organization: 701BS / 445BG of Tibenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Shank, William O.
Notes: killed in a crash.
Location: Thorpe Abbots/ N Sta 139 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
341945-04-07Aircraft: B-24J (#42-50855).
Organization: 703BS / 445BG of Tibenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Coppins, William J.
Notes: crash landing.
Location: Acle/ nr England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
351945-04-18Aircraft: B-24H (#42-50280).
Organization: 702BS / 445BG of Tibenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Taylor, Robert H.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Tibenham (Sta 124) England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 2
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
361945-04-18Aircraft: B-24J (#42-50595).
Organization: 703BS / 445BG of Tibenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Balog, Milton J.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Tibenham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
371945-04-22Aircraft: B-24J (#42-50722).
Organization: 700BS / 445BG of Tibenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Hines, Howard L.
Notes: killed in a crash.
Location: Troston/ 7mi W Sta 595 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
381945-05-05Aircraft: B-24J (#42-50592).
Organization: 702BS / 445BG of Tibenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Pelto, William E.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Tibenham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
391945-05-22Aircraft: B-24J (#44-10525).
Organization: 701BS / 445BG of Tibenham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Anderson, Thomas C.
Notes: forced landing.
Location: Port Au Choix/ 4mi SE Newfoundland.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/

Aircraft

  • These are aircraft that were in this group at one time
  • List is in serial number order
  • Aircraft may be listed more than once if there are notes from multiple sources.
MODELSERIAL #A/C NAMEGROUPSQUADRONAC CODEMACR REPORT #
Douglas-Tulsa B-24E-20-DT Liberator41-28483n/a445BG n/a
28483 (445th BG) salvaged at Tibenham Jun 22, 1944
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-5-DT Liberator41-28666n/a445BG 703BS3334
28666 (445th BG, 703rd BS) shot down on mission to Friedrichshafen Mar 18, 1944 and crashed about 15 mi ENE of Rouen, France. MACR 3334
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-10-DT Liberator41-28712n/a445BG 753BS
28712 (c/n 313) was originally in 753rd BS as J4 L. It was transferred to 752nd BS as 7V V between 19 may and 20 Jun 44. On 8 Jul 44 it survived a mid-air collision over Horsham St. Faith. It was involved in a landing accident at 1 SAD, Troston, on 16 Aug 44. By the time it went on missions on 18 and 21 Sep 44, it had reverted to 753rd BS but as J4 G. It was transferred to 445th BG, 700th BS, as IS B+ and was later salvaged as a war weary aircraft by BAD 3, Langford Lodge.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-15-DT Liberator41-28922n/a445BG 701BS9386
28922 (445th BG, 701st BS) lost Sep 27, 1944 on Kassel mission, Germany. MACR 9386
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-1-CF Liberator41-29117n/a445BG 702BS2555
29117 (445th BG, 702nd BS, 'Lady Marie') lost Feb 24, 1944. MACR 2555.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-1-CF Liberator41-29118n/a445BG 703BS3829
29118 (445th BG, 703rd BS) lost Apr 12, 1944, Belgium. MACR 3829
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-1-CF Liberator41-29123Big Joe445BG 703BS5210
29123 (445th BG, 703rd BS, *Big Joe*) badly damaged fighter and ditched in English Channel 3 mi off Beachy Head, UK Dec 30, 1943. MACR 5210, 4 killed, 2 POW, 4 rescued.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-1-CF Liberator41-29130n/a445BG 701BS2556
29130 (445th BG, 701st BS) lost Feb 24, 1944. MACR 2556
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-1-CF Liberator41-29132n/a445BG 703BS3830
29132 (445th BG, 703rd BS) lost Apr 13, 1944, Belgium. MACR 3830
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-1-CF Liberator41-29149n/a445BG 700BS2557
29149 (445th BG, 700th BS) lost Feb 24, 1944. MACR 2557.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-10-CF Liberator41-29306n/a445BG n/a4172
29306 (445th BG) lost Apr 22, 1944, Belgium. MACR 4172
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

B-24H-15-CF (CAM)41-29542Rough House Kate445BG 702BS9750
29542 (445th BG, 702nd BS) lost Sep 27, 1944, Kassel, Germany. MACR 9750 Was *Rough House Kate* when with 34th BG
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-15-CF Liberator41-29579n/a445BG 703BS9387
29579 (445th BG, 703rd BS) lost Sep 27, 1944, Germany. MACR 9387
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-15-CF Liberator41-29604n/a445BG 702BS
29604 (445th BG, 702nd BS) damaged landing gear in crash landing Aug 1, 1944 at Westley Waterless, near New Market and salvaged the next day.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-80-CO Liberator42-100203n/a445BG 700BS3831
100203 (445th BG, 700th BS) lost Apr 12, 1944, Belgium. MACR 3831
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

B-24J-90-CO Liberator42-100308n/a445BG 702BS9763
100308 (445th BG, 702nd BS) lost Sep 27, 1944, Germany. MACR 9763
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-90-CO Liberator42-100312n/a445BG 703BS2560
100312 (445th BG, 703rd BS) lost Feb 24, 1944, Germany. MACR 2560
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-90-CO Liberator42-100335n/a445BG 703BS2561
100335 (445th BG, 703rd BS) lost Feb 24, 1944, Germany. MACR 2561
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-95-CO Liberator42-100337n/a445BG 701BS10409
100337 (445th BG, 701st BS) lost Nov 21, 1944. MACR 10409
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-95-CO Liberator42-100353n/a445BG 703BS
100353 (445th BG, 703rd BS) crashed in a field t Fressingfield Mar 8, 1944. Salvaged Mar 10/11, 1944.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-95-CO Liberator42-100374n/a445BG 700BS2562
100374 (445th BG, 700th BS) lost Feb 24, 1944, Germany. MACR 2562.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-105-CO Liberator42-109789n/a445BG 703BS9398
109789 (445th BG, 703rd BS) lost Sep 27, 1944, Germany. MACR 9398
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-105-CO Liberator42-109796Balls of Fire445BG n/a2962
109796 (445th BG, 700th BG, *Balls of Fire*) aborted mission due to electrical failure Mar 6, 1944. Shot down by fighter near Furstenau. MACR 2962
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-105-CO Liberator42-109807n/a445BG 701BS3833
109807 (445th BG, 701st BS) lost Apr 12, 1944, Belgium. MACR 3833
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-105-CO Liberator42-109825n/a445BG n/a
109825 (445th BG) lost Apr 1, 1944, France.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-115-CO Liberator42-109921n/a445BG 701BS4056
109921 (445th BG, 701st BS) lost Apr 20, 1944, France. MACR 4056
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-125-CO Liberator42-110021n/a445BG 700BS4057
110021 (445th BG, 700th BS) shot down by Bf 109 Apr 12, 1944. MACR 4057
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-125-CO Liberator42-110029n/a445BG 703BS3601
110029 (445th BG, 703rd BS) lost Apr 1, 1944, Germany. MACR 3601
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-130-CO Liberator42-110046n/a445BG 703BS3602
110046 (445th BG, 703rd BS) lost Apr 1, 1944, Germany. MACR 3602
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-130-CO Liberator42-110048n/a445BG n/a
110048 (445th BG) lost Apr 13, 1944, Germany
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-130-CO Liberator42-110060n/a445BG 702BS
110060 shot down by fighters near Couthuin, Belgium 4/24/1944. Was with 445th BG, 702nd BS.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-130-CO Liberator42-110073n/a445BG n/a
110073 (445th BG) lost Sep 27, 1944, Kassel, Germany
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-20-CF Liberator42-50293n/a445BG 702BS
50293 (445th BG, 702th BS) and crashed Feb 2, 1945 and salvaged Mar 20, 1945.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-20-CF Liberator42-50321n/a445BG 702BS9911
50321 (445th BG, 702nd BS) lost Sep 27, 1944, Kassel, Germany. MACR 9911
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-20-CF Liberator42-50324n/a445BG 702BS9388
50324 (445th BG, 702nd BS) lost Sep 27, 1944, Kassel, Germany. MACR 9388
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-20-CF Liberator42-50325n/a445BG 703BS4173
50325 (445th BG, 703rd BS) lost Apr 22, 1944, Germany. MACR 4173
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-20-CF Liberator42-50329n/a445BG 700BS6166
50329 (445th BG, 700th BS) lost Jun 21, 1944. MACR 6166.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-20-CF Liberator42-50334n/a445BG 702BS6942
50334 (445th BG, 702nd BS lost Jul 11, 1944. MACR 6942
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-20-CF Liberator42-50340n/a445BG 702BS9389
50340 (445th BG, 702nd BS) lost Sep 27, 1944, Kassel, Germany. MACR 9389
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-20-CF Liberator42-50346n/a445BG 703BS5302
50346 (445th BG, 703rd BS) lost May 28, 1944. MACR 5302
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-25-CF Liberator42-50383n/a445BG 702BS9390
50383 (445th BG, 702nd BS) lost Sep 27, 1944, Germany. MACR 9390
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-401-CF Liberator42-50453n/a445BG 701BS11337
50453 (445th BG, 701st BS) crashed Dec 11, 1944 Zinswiller, Alsace after midair collision with 42-95291. 42-95291 landed safely, all nine crew on 42-50453 killed. MACR 11337. Remains of crew not recovered until 1998.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-401-CF Liberator42-50467n/a445BG 701BS11214
50467 (445th BG, 701st BS) lost Nov 26, 1944. MACR 11214
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-401-CF Liberator42-50472n/a445BG 700BS11215
50472 (445th BG, 700th BS) lost in England Nov 29, 1944. MACR 11215
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-1-FO Liberator42-50579n/a445BG 701BS9761
50579 (445th BG, 701st BS) lost Sep 27, 1944, Germany. MACR 9761
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-1-FO Liberator42-50620n/a445BG 700BS13545
50620 (445th BG, 700th BS) lost Mar 24, 1945, Germany. MACR 13545
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-1-FO Liberator42-50664n/a445BG 703BS13728
50664 (445th BG, 703rd BS) lost Apr 4, 1945. MACR 13728
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-1-FO Liberator42-50692n/a445BG 703BS12883
50692 (445th BG, 703rd BS) lost Mar 3, 1945. MACR 12883
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-1-FO Liberator42-50729n/a445BG 703BS11216
50729 (445th BG, 703rd BS) lost Nov 26, 1944. MACR 11216.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-1-FO Liberator42-50743n/a445BG 702BS
50743 (445th BG, 702nd BS) returned to USA May 20, 1945.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-1-FO Liberator42-50756n/a445BG 703BS11217
50756 (445th BG, 703rd BS) lost Nov 26, 1944. MACR 11217
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-5-FO Liberator42-50961n/a445BG 702BS9571
50961 (445th BG, 702nd BS) lost Sep 27, 1944, Kassel Germany. MACR 9571
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-20-DT Liberator42-51080n/a445BG 703BS9762
51080 (445th BG, 703rd BS) lost Sep 27, 1944, Germany. MACR 9762
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-20-DT Liberator42-51098n/a445BG 703BS8432
51098 (445th BG, 703rd BS) lost Aug 16, 1944, Germany. MACR 8432
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-30-DT Liberator42-51223n/a445BG n/a
51223 (445th BG) shot down by AAA over Munster, Germany Mar 23, 1945. 6 KIA, 3 POW.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24J-1-DT Liberator42-51245n/a445BG n/a
51245 (445th BG) lost Mar 24, 1945, Germany
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24J-1-DT Liberator42-51250n/a445BG 701BS
51250 (445th BG 701st BS) damaged over Coblenz, Germany on the return from from bombing marshalling yards at Hanau,Germany Nov 11, 1944. Crashlanded at her home field of Tibenham.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24J-1-DT Liberator42-51287n/a445BG 702BS9391
51287 (445th BG, 702nd BS) lost Sep 27, 1944, Kassel, Germany. MACR 9391
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24J-5-DT Liberator42-51355n/a445BG 703BS9393
51355 (445th BG, 703rd BS) lost Sep 27, 1944, Germany. MACR 9393
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-5-FO Liberator42-51506n/a445BG 701BS12778
51506 (445th BG, 701th BS) lost Feb 27, 1945. MACR 12778
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-5-FO Liberator42-51518n/a445BG 701BS12794
51518 (445th BG, 701st BS) lost Feb 27, 1945. MACR 12794
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-5-FO Liberator42-51532n/a445BG 703BS9572
51532 (445th BG, 703rd BS) lost Sep 27, 1944, Germany. MACR 9572.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-5-FO Liberator42-51541n/a445BG 703BS9394
51541 (445th BG, 703rd BS) lost Sep 27, 1944, Germany. MACR 9394
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-5-FO Liberator42-51544n/a445BG 703BS13729
51544 (445th BG, 703rd BS) lost Apr 4, 1945. MACR 13729
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-5-FO Liberator42-51549n/a445BG 703BS11218
51549 (445th BG, 703rd BS) lost Nov 26, 1944. MACR 11218
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-15-FO Liberator42-52364n/a445BG 701BS2558
52364 (445th BG, 701st BS) lost Feb 24, 1944, Germany. MACR 2558
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-15-FO Liberator42-52447n/a445BG 703BS8431
52447 (445th BG, 703rd BS) lost Aug 16, 1944, Germany. MACR 8431
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-1-CF Liberator42-64434n/a445BG 700BS2440
64434 (445th BG, 700th BS) lost Feb 20, 1944. MACR 2440
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-1-CF Liberator42-64436n/a445BG 701BS
64436 (445th BG, 701st BS) crashed on landing at Tibenham, UK Dec 30, 1943. Salvaged Jan 16, 1944.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-1-CF Liberator42-64438Ramblin' Wreck445BG 700BS
64438 (445th BG, 700th BS, *Ramblin' Wreck*) blew tire on takeoff from Tibenham, UK on mission to Misburg Nov 26, 1944. Salvaged Nov 29/Dec 2, 1944
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-1-CF Liberator42-64439n/a445BG 703BS2483
64439 (445th BG, 703rd BS) lost Feb 20, 1944. MACR 2483
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-1-CF Liberator42-64440n/a445BG 701BS2559
64440 (445th BG, 701st BS) lost Feb 24, 1944, Germany. MACR 2559
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24E-15-FO Liberator42-7169n/a445BG n/a
7169 (445th BG) crashed Feb 24, 1945 after takeoff one mile S of Tibenham, England. 5 aboard survived, 4 killed.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator42-7512Gremlins Roost445BG 703BS2510
7512 (445th BG, 703rd BS, *Gremlins Roost*) shot down by Fw 190s near Friedrichskoog, Germany Jan 5, 1944. 6 KIA, rest POW. Luftwaffe pilots known to be in the area and claiming a B-24 were Walter Oseau and Horst Maier. MACR 2510.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator42-7513Pistol Packing Mama445BG 702BS3333
7513 (445th BG, 702nd BS, *Pistol Packing Mama*) interned in Switzerland Mar 18, 1944. MACR 3333.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator42-7515n/a445BG 701BS2550
7515 (445th BG, 701st BS) lost Feb 24, 1944, Germany. MACR 2550
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator42-7517n/a445BG 702BS2551
7517 (445th BG, 702nd BS) lost Jeb 24, 1944, Germany. MACR 2551.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator42-7520Snow Goose445BG 700BS
7520 (445th BG, 700th BS, *Snow Goose*) shot down by Uffz Josef Holzmann in Bf 110G-2 of ZG 26/1 at Bolsward, Netherlands Dec 22, 1943. 10 KIA
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator42-7523n/a445BG 703BS2509
7523 (445th BG, 703rd BS) lost Feb 2, 1944, North Sea. MACR 2509
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator42-7534Good Nuff445BG 700BS6343
7534 (445th BG, 700th BS, *Good Nuff*) shot down by AAA Dec 20, 1943 while returning from a Delmenhorst, Germany raid. MACR 6343. 11 KIA
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator42-7550Gallant Lady445BG 700BS
7550 (445th BG, 700th BS, *Gallant Lady*) caught fire in flight and crashed near Attlebridge, UK Dec 28, 1943. Pilot killed, fate of rest of crew unknown. Salvaged Dec 29, 1943.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator42-7554Tail End Charley445BG 702BS15597
7554 (445th BG, 702nd BS, *Tail End Charley*) shot down by FW Theodor von Kavarbasic in Bf 110G-2 of ZG 26/7 and crashed at Mirns, Netherlands Dec 22, 1943. MACR 15597. 7 KIA, 2 POW, 1 evaded.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator42-7559Kelly445BG n/a
7559 (445th BG, *Kelly*) crashed on returning from mission Feb 18, 1944. Crew OK.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator42-7565n/a445BG 703BS2247
7565 (445th BG, 703rd BS) lost Jan 30, 1944, North Sea. MACR 2247.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator42-7566n/a445BG 702BS2552
7566 (445th BG, 702nd BS) shot down during mission to Berlin Feb 24, 1944, Germany. MACR 2552. Freeman gives date as Mar 6, 1944.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator42-7567n/a445BG 700BS2553
7567 (445th BG, 700th BS) lost Feb 24, 1944, Germany. MACR 2553.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator42-7569n/a445BG 701BS2439
7569 (445th BG, 701st BS) lost Feb 20, 1944. MACR 2439
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator42-7570n/a445BG 703BS2531
7570 (445th BG, 703rd BS) lost Feb 2, 1944, France. MACR 2531.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator42-7571Lillian Ann II445BG 703BS6943
7571 (445th BG, 703rd BS, *Lillian Ann II*) interned in Switzerland Jul 11, 1944. Missed the airfield and landed in a cornfield. MACR 6943.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator42-7579Paper Doll445BG 702BS2554
7579 (445th BG, 702nd BS, *Paper Doll*) shot down Feb 24, 1944, Driedorf, Germany on mission to Gotha. 3 KIA, 6 POW. MACR 2554.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator42-7586n/a445BG 701BS2960
7586 (445th BG, 701st BS) shot down by flak over Berlin Mar 6, 1944. MACR 2960
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator42-7590Paper Doll445BG 702BS3544
7590 (445th BG, 702nd BS, *Paper Doll*) lost Mar 23, 1944. MACR 3544.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator42-7601Sin Ship*) lost Apr 12, 1944 o445BG 702BS3828
7601 (445th BG, 702nd BS, *Sin Ship*) lost Apr 12, 1944 on mission to Zwickau and Oschersleben, Germany. Crashed near Ningeon in Belgium. MACR 3828. 6 POW, 4 evaded. Another report from Don Schneck has this plane being picked up at Tinker Field on July 29, 1943, and assigned to a lead crew of the 445th Bomb Group, 702nd Squadron. In March, 1944 it was reassigned/transferred to the 93rd Bomb Group, 329th Squadron, assigned to a lead crew and later to the Squadron Commander. While with the 93rd, the bombsight was removed and replaced with GEE-H navigation equipment. The aircraft returned to the USA after the war, with its orginal crew. The aircraft carried the name *Sin Ship*. Maybe the MACR has the wrong serial number.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator42-7619n/a445BG 702BS
7619 (445th BG, 702nd BS) crashed shortly after takeoff Feb 24, 1945 about 300 yeards from runway at AAF Station 124 (Tibenham, England). 4 killed, 5 survived.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator42-7627n/a445BG 702BS3943
7627 (445th BG, 702nd BS) lost Apr 9, 1944. MACR 3943.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator42-7643n/a445BG 700BS3186
7643 (445th BG, 700th BS) lost Mar 16, 1944. MACR 3186.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

North American B-24J-1-NT Liberator42-78483n/a445BG 701BS7385
78483 (445th BG, 701st BS) lost Aug 9, 1944, Germany. MACR 7385
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-15-FO Liberator42-94773Our Gal Sal445BG 701BS6941
94773 (445th BG, 701st BS, *Our Gal Sal*) suffered mechanical failure during raid on Munich Jul 11, 1944 and was hit by AAA on return trip. Crashlanded in field near near Tournai, Belgium and 8 of 9 crew members made POW. One escaped. MACR 6941.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-20-FO Liberator42-94863n/a445BG 701BS9395
94863 (445th BG, 701st BS) lost Sept 27, 1944 on mission to Kassel. MACR 9395
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-20-FO Liberator42-94921n/a445BG 701BS
94921 was assigned to the 701st BS of the 445th BG and flew in the Kassel Mission Sep 27, 1944 but aborted due to an engine being knocked out by flak. Tom Brittan shows it coming to the 701stBS on May 22 1944-Oct 17, 1944, and from Dec 25, 1944 to Feb 27,1945 , then moving to the 700th BS Apr 4-May 9, 1945, Returned to USA with the 466th BG. The Kassel mission of Sep 27, 1944 was the highest loss in history for a bomb group in a single day's battle. 20 planes shot down near target, 5 more crashed in Germany, one in Belgium, and two in France. Two made emergency landings at Manston, one crashlanded while trying to land at home. Only 4 of the 35 B-24s made it back to the base at Tibenham.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-20-FO Liberator42-94940n/a445BG 701BS10754
94940 (445th BG, 701st BS) lost Nov 26, 1944, Germany. MACR 10754
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-20-FO Liberator42-94957n/a445BG 701BS4786
94957 (445th BG, 701st BS) lost May 8, 1944, Holland. MACR 4786
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-25-FO Liberator42-95051n/a445BG 702BS4784
95051 (445th BG, 702nd BS) lost May 8, 1944, Germany. MACR 4784
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-25-FO Liberator42-95078n/a445BG 700BS9396
95078 (445th BG, 700th BS) lost Sep 27, 1944, Germany. MACR 9396
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-25-FO Liberator42-95098n/a445BG 701BS5928
95098 (445th BG, 701st BS) lost Jun 20, 1944. MACR 5928.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-25-FO Liberator42-95130n/a445BG 700BS6766
95130 (445th BG, 700th BS, 'Spirit of Pocahontas') lost Jun 21, 1944 when ditched in North Sea. MACR 6766
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-25-FO Liberator42-95192n/a445BG 703BS7841
95192 (445th BG, 703rd BS) lost Jul 25, 1944. MACR 7841.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-25-FO Liberator42-95247n/a445BG n/a8922
95247 (445th BG) crashed near Ballum, Ameland, Netherlands Sept 12, 1944. Four killed. MACR 8922
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-25-FO Liberator42-95280n/a445BG 701BS6731
95280 (445th BG, 701st BS) lost Jun 27, 1944. MACR 6731
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-30-FO Liberator42-95291n/a445BG 703BS11336
95291 (445th BG, 703rd BS) collided with 42-50453 Dec 11, 1944. 95291 landed safely, 42-50453 crashed. MACR 11336
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-55-CF Liberator44-10490n/a445BG 701BS9383
10490 (445th BG, 701st BS) lost Sep 26, 1944, Germany. MACR 9383
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-55-CF Liberator44-10493n/a445BG 700BS11087
10493 (445th BG, 700th BS) lost Dec 12, 1944. MACR 11087
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-55-CF Liberator44-10497n/a445BG 700BS9384
10497 (445th BG, 700th BS) lost Sep 27, 1944. MACR 9384
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-60-CF Liberator44-10511n/a445BG 702BS9385
10511 (445th BG, 702nd BS) lost Sep 27, 1944, Kassel, Germany. MACR 9385
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-20-FO Liberator44-48844n/a445BG 703BS12882
48844 (445th BG, 703rd BS) lost Mar 3, 1945. MACR 12882
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-20-FO Liberator44-48851n/a445BG 701BS13563
48851 (445th BG, 701st BS) lost Mar 20, 1945. MACR 13563
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-20-FO Liberator44-48854n/a445BG n/a
48854 (445th BG) suffered engine failure during training mission Apr 6, 1945, stalled and crashed while attempting to land at Thorpe Abbots. All crew killed. Condemned salvage Apr 7, 1945
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24L-15-FO Liberator44-49954n/a445BG 701BS
49954 assigned to 445th BG, 701st BS as an H2X equipped aircraft. Crashed on training flight near Thorpe Abbotts airfield, UK Apr 6, 1945. 3 of 9 aboard killed. Report that the plane went to RFC Walnut Ridge, Ark Jan 16, 1946 seems to be incorrect.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html


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