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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 193420
Last updated: 20 March 2021
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Date:25-DEC-1944
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated B-24J Liberator
Owner/operator:788th B Sqn 467th B Gp USAAF
Registration: 42-50675
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Vowchurch, Herefordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Whilst on a bombing raid over Germany the aircraft sustained flak damage & an engine fire ensued. The captain sounded the alarm & four of the crew abandoned the aircraft, sometime later the remaining crew realising that both pilots had already parachuted from the aircraft abandoned the aircraft themselves. The aircraft "BOLD VENTURE III" continued on autopilot until it ran out of fuel & crashed at Lower House Farm near Vowchurch.
1Lt P.Ehrlich
1Lt C.Whilham Jnr
2Lt F.J Killmeyer
2Lt J.Beyer
T/Sgt R.Yarnell
T/Sgt F.C Saunders
S/Sgt J.V Salen
S/Sgt R.Person
S/Sgt L.Feeney
S/Sgt K.Ryan

Sources:

http://492ndbombgroup.com/stories/42-50675-story.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Feb-2017 17:22 ORD Added
23-Oct-2018 20:16 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
01-Oct-2019 19:08 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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