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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48883
Last updated: 27 January 2021
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Date:05-APR-1945
Time:12:06 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated B-24M-10-FO Liberator
Owner/operator:93th BGp /328th BSqn USAAF
Registration: 44-50697
C/n / msn: GO-N
Fatalities:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Westenschouwen - Haamstede; Zeeland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hardwick/AAF Sta.104, Norfolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The aircraft was hit by Flak and crashed, while engaged in an operation to Bayreuth, Bayern, Germany.
Crew:
Pilot 1/Lt. J.B. Sample O-720576 USAAF - killed
Co-Pilot 2/Lt. M.F. Houseman O-929406 USAAF - killed
Navigator 2/Lt. S.E. Renk O2071696 USAAF - killed
Engineer S/Sgt. J.R. Hickey 12177551 USAAF - killed
Radio Operator S/Sgt. R.L. Galbraith 17182000 USAAF - killed
Nose Gunner Sgt. J.W. Gibson 38569609 USAAF - killed
Left Waist Gunner Sgt. P.W. Kleyman 35222504 USAAF / buried Ardennes American Cemetery
Right Waist Gunner Sgt. R.M. Sandberg 36774915 USAAF / group burial / buried Rock Island National Cemetery USA
Tail Gunner Sgt. J.P. Piazza 19090232 USAAF / buried USA

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T5511&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
Google Maps
https://www.americanairmuseum.com/aircraft/15074


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
30-Mar-2020 19:17 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Jan-2021 16:15 Anon. Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Narrative, Operator]

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