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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 49235
Last updated: 27 January 2021
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Time:12:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated B-24H Liberator
Owner/operator:44th BGp /66th BSqn USAAF
Registration: 42-52618
C/n / msn: V+
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:between Groesbeek and Berg en Dal; Gelderland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Shipdham/AAF Sta.115 Norfolk
Destination airport:
The aircraft was damaged by Flak over the target. Southwest of Nijmegen, it lost the third engine and 'Chief Wapello' crashed. All nine crew members returned to duty.

Operation - Dortmund, Germany.
225 B-24s are sent to hit oil targets at Kaiserstuhl (115) and Gneisenau (58); targets of opportunity are Lippstadt (9), Neheim (5) and other (11); bombing is by Gee-H; 7 B-24s are lost, 2 damaged beyond repair and 97 damaged; 2 airmen are KIA, 7 WIA and 71 MIA. Escorting are 68 of 77 P-51s.

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THE ARMY AIR FORCES IN WORLD WAR II: COMBAT CHRONOLOGY, 1941-1945 by Carter / Mueller, the Office of Air Force History

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
26-Aug-2011 15:37 Uli Elch Updated [Operator]
26-Aug-2011 16:10 Uli Elch Updated [Operator]
27-Aug-2011 00:56 Uli Elch Updated [Operator]
25-Jan-2020 20:27 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Jan-2020 20:34 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]
27-Jan-2021 16:01 Anon. Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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