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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 51040
Last updated: 26 January 2021
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Date:11-JAN-1944
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
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Seething/AAF Sta.146, Norfolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
'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
Crew:
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

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T3308&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
http://www.americanairmuseum.com/aircraft/767
- JF Baugher
http://nl.tracesofwar.com/artikel/51895/Monument-Liberator-B-24-Prodigal-Son.htm
Verliesregister 1944, p. 98.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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]

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