ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 51040
Last updated: 26 January 2021
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Time:12:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated B-24H-1-DT Liberator
Owner/operator:448th BGp /712th BSqn USAAF
Registration: 41-28593
C/n / msn: 185
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lheebroek, Dwingeloo, Drenthe -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Seething/AAF Sta.146, Norfolk
Destination airport:
'The Prodigal Son' was shot down by Luftwaffe fighters, exploded in mid-air.
Five out of ten crew members died in the crash.

Target: Braunschweig, Germany
Call Sign: CT-J
Pilot 2nd Lt. D.G. Schumann O-672220 USAAF Survived Evaded but captured later
Co-Pilot 2nd Lt. H.E. White O-747535 USAAF Margraten I-10-1
Navigator 2nd Lt. R.L. Thurber O-689693 USAAF Kolhorn
Bombardier 2nd Lt. J. Biggerstaff O-676535 USAAF Kolhorn
Engineer S/Sgt. H.E. Smith 34516429 USAAF Kolhorn
Radio Operator S/Sgt. J.M. Hilton 36281759 USAAF Survived Evaded, captured later
LW Gunner S/Sgt. J.V. Newton 16034264 USAAF Survived POW
RW Gunner S/Sgt. C. Holzgraff 18015585 USAAF Survived POW
BT Gunner S/Sgt. W.R. Malwitz 19175397 USAAF Kolhorn
T Gunner S/Sgt. I.H. O'Dell 39278598 USAAF Survived POW

- JF Baugher
Verliesregister 1944, p. 98.

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
07-Apr-2009 12:03 Harmy Updated
08-Sep-2012 08:23 Uli Elch Updated [Cn, Phase, Source, Narrative]
21-Oct-2014 17:42 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
05-Jan-2019 07:39 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Jan-2021 10:27 Anon. Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description