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448th Bombardment Group (Heavy)

Aircraft:B-24
Group Emblem:
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Wing:20th Combat Bombardment Wing
Division:2nd Bombardment Division
Airfield(s)
Squadrons:712th Bombardment Squadron
713th Bombardment Squadron
714th Bombardment Squadron
715th Bombardment Squadron
Tail Marking:
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Details:Prepared for duty overseas with B-24's. Moved to England, Nov-Dec 1943, and assigned to Eighth AF.

Entered combat on 22 Dec 1943, and until Apr 1945 served primarily as a strategic bombardment organization, hitting such targets as aircraft factories in Gotha, ball-bearing plants in Berlin, an airfield at Hanau, U-boat facilities at Kiel, a chemical plant at Ludwigshafen, synthetic oil refineries at Politz, aircraft engine plants at Rostock, marshalling yards at Cologne, and a buzz-bomb assembly plant at Fallersleben. Took part in the intensive campaign of heavy bombers against the German aircraft industry during Big Week, 20-25 Feb 1944. In addition to strategic operations, flew interdictory and support missions.

Bombed V-weapon sites, airfields, and transportation facilities prior to the Normandy invasion in Jun 1944, and on D-Day attacked coastal defenses and choke points. Struck enemy positions to assist the Allied offensive at Caen and the breakthrough at St Lo in Jul.

Dropped supplies to airborne troops near Nijmegen during the airborne attack on Holland in Sep. Bombed transportation and communications centers in the combat zone during the Battle of the Bulge, Dec 1944-Jan 1945. Dropped supplies to troops at Wesel during the airborne assault across the Rhine in Mar 1945. Flew last combat mission on 25 Apr, attacking a marshalling yard at Salzburg. Returned to the US in Jul 1945. Redesignated 448th Bombardment Group (Very Heavy) in Aug 1945. Equipped with B-19's. Assigned to Strategic Air Command on 21 Mar 1946. Inactivated on 4 Aug 1946.

    Commanders:
  • Col James M Thompson, c. 25 May 1943
  • Col Gerry L Mason, 3 Apr 1944
  • Col Charles B Westover, 14 Nov 1944
  • Lt Col Lester F Miller, 27 May 1945

Air Force Combat Units of World War II, Maurer, Maurer: USAF, 1986

Accident Reports:Number of Non-Combat-Related Accident reports for this group: 41

Missions

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#DATENAMETARGETSA/C LOST
1December 22, 1943VIII BC 161Marshalling yards at Osnabruck and Munster, Germany2
2December 24, 1943VIII BC 164Pas-de-Calais V-Weapons sites
3December 30, 1943VIII BC 169Ludwigshafen port area3
4December 31, 1943VIII BC 171Airfields in France2
5January 04, 19448AF BC 174Targets in Germany
6January 05, 19448AF BC 176Kiel shipyards and industrial area4
7January 11, 19448AF FC FO 182Aviation targets in Germany2
8January 14, 19448AF BC 183Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites
9January 21, 19448AF BC 187Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites
10January 29, 19448AF BC 198Frankfurt Industrial area
11January 30, 19448AF BC 200Aviation targets in Brunswick, Germany
12February 03, 19448AF 206Wilhelmshaven, Germany port area
13February 04, 19448AF 208Frankfurt railroad marshalling yards
14February 05, 19448AF 210Airfields in France
15February 06, 19448AF 212Airfields in France
16February 10, 19448AF 216Brunswick industrial area
17February 11, 19448AF 218Siracourt V-weapons site; Frankfurt area marshaling yards
18February 13, 19448AF 221Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites
19February 20, 19448AF 226Tutow and Rostock airfields; Aviation industry in Germany
20February 21, 1944B228Airfields in Germany2
21February 22, 19448AF 230Aviation targets in Germany
22February 24, 19448AF 233Schweinfurt industrial area1
23February 25, 19448AF 235Aviation targets in Germany1
24February 28, 19448AF 237Ecalles sur Buchy V-weapons site
25March 02, 19448AF 244Frankfurt, Germany marshaling yards
26March 03, 19448AF 246Wilhelmshaven, Germany port area
27March 05, 19448AF 248Airfields in France2
28March 06, 19448AF 250Berlin industrial areas1
29March 08, 19448AF 252Berlin industrial areas2
30March 09, 19448AF 253Berlin industrial areas1
31March 13, 19448AF 257Poix airfield in France
32March 16, 19448AF 262Augsburg, Germany and T/Os
33March 18, 19448AF 264Aviation targets in Germany1
34March 20, 19448AF 269Frankfurt industrial area2
35March 22, 19448AF 273Berlin aviation industry areas
36March 23, 19448AF 275Brunswick aviation targets1
37March 24, 19448AF 277German industrial area and French airfields
38March 26, 19448AF 280Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites
39March 28, 19448AF 283Airfields in France
40March 29, 19448AF 284Brunswick industrial area and Watten V-weapons site
41April 01, 19448AF 287Ludwigshafen chemical industry4
42April 06, 19448AF 290Watten V-weapons site
43April 08, 19448AF 291Aviation targets in Germany
44April 09, 19448AF 293Aviation targets in Germany2
45April 10, 19448AF 295Airfields in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany
46April 11, 19448AF 298Aviation targets in Germany
47April 12, 19448AF 300Schweinfurt industrial area
48April 13, 19448AF 301Schweinfurt industrial area
49April 18, 19448AF 306Watten V-weapons site
50April 18, 19448AF 306Aviation targets in Germany
51April 19, 19448AF 308Aviation targets in Germany1
52April 20, 19448AF 309V-weapon sites in France1
53April 22, 19448AF 311Hamm, Germany marshaling yards1
54April 24, 19448AF 315Aviation targets in Germany1
55April 25, 19448AF 317Marshaling yards in Germany and airfields in France2
56April 26, 19448AF 319Brunswick industrial area and Cologne
57April 27, 19448AF 323Marshaling yards and airfields in France
58April 27, 19448AF 322Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites
59April 29, 19448AF 327Berlin city area6
60May 01, 19448AF 333Marshaling yards in France
61May 01, 19448AF 332V-weapon sites in France (CROSSBOW)
62May 04, 19448AF 338Bergen / Alkmaar airfield
63May 06, 19448AF 340Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites
64May 07, 19448AF 342Berlin targets of opportunity, Munster and Osnabruck industrial areas
65May 08, 19448AF 344Targets in Germany
66May 09, 19448AF 347Marshaling yards and airfields in France, Belgium and Luxembourg1
67May 12, 19448AF 353German oil industry targets
68May 13, 19448AF 355Oil production facilities in Germany and Czechoslovakia
69May 19, 19448AF 358Targets in Germany: Factories and Wilhelm-Strasse Railroad Station1
70May 21, 19448AF 360V-weapon sites in France
71May 22, 19448AF 361Kiel port and Siracourt V-weapons site
72May 23, 19448AF 364Airfields and rail targets in France
73May 25, 19448AF 370Airfields, rail targets and coastal batteries in France
74May 27, 19448AF 373Rail targets in Germany and France
75May 28, 19448AF 376Oil production facilities in Germany
76May 29, 19448AF 379Aviation and oil targets in Germany
77May 30, 19448AF 380Industry in Germany, rail targets in France and Belgium
78May 31, 19448AF 382Aviation and rail targets in Germany; rail targets in France and Belgium
79June 02, 19448AF 384, 385V-weapons sites, airfields and rail targets in France
80June 03, 19448AF 388Pas de Calais defenses
81June 04, 19448AF 389Pas de Calais coastal defenses
82June 04, 19448AF 390Pas de Calais coastal defenses
83June 05, 19448AF 392Le Havre, Caen, Boulogne, Cherbourg coastal defenses
84June 06, 19448AF 394Coastal targets in invasion area
85June 07, 19448AF 397, 398Tactical targets in NW France
86June 08, 19448AF 400Rail targets and airfields in France
87June 10, 19448AF 403Tactical targets in France, airfields and chokepoints1
88June 12, 19448AF 407Airfields and bridges in France1
89June 14, 19448AF 412Airfields in France and the low countries; supply sites in France
90June 15, 19448AF 414Airfields and rail targets in France; Oil targets in Germany
91June 16, 19448AF 416Airfields and NOBALL targets in France
92June 17, 19448AF 418Airfields in France
93June 18, 19448AF 421Oil targets in Germany1
94June 20, 19448AF 425Oil and industrial targets in Germany, V-weapons sites in France3
95June 21, 19448AF 429Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites3
96June 21, 19448AF 428Oil production facilities in Germany; first Shuttle mission to USSR (Operation FRANTIC)3
97June 22, 19448AF 432Industry and airfields in NW France
98June 24, 19448AF 439Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites; rail and airfield targets in NW France
99June 25, 19448AF 441, 442Airfields and electric power installtions in France
100June 27, 19448AF 443Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites; airfield in France3
101June 28, 1944VIII 445Airfields, supply dumps, bridges in Paris area; Saarbrucken rail targets
102June 29, 19448AF 447Strategic targets in Leipzig area2
103July 02, 19448AF 450Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites
104July 06, 19448AF 455V-weapon sites in France; Kiel shipyards
105July 11, 19448AF 466Munich and southern Germany
106July 12, 19448AF 469Munich and southern Germany3
107July 13, 19448AF 471Munich and southern Germany1
108July 16, 19448AF 476Munich area
109July 18, 19448AF 481Tactical targets in France; Kiel oil targets; Peenemunde area
110July 19, 19448AF 482Industrial targets in W and SW Germany
111July 20, 19448AF 484Oil and industrial targets in W Germany
112July 21, 19448AF 486Aircraft industry, airfields and ball-bearing plants in SW Germany1
113July 23, 19448AF 490Airfields in France
114July 24, 19448AF 492Tactical support for Operation COBRA
115July 25, 19448AF 494Tactical support for Operation COBRA
116July 29, 19448AF 503Oil targets in Germany and airfields in France
117July 31, 19448AF 507Targets in Germany and airfields in France
118August 01, 19448AF 508Airfields, bridges, tactical targets in France
119August 02, 19448AF 510, 511Tactical targets in France
120August 04, 19448AF 514Oil refineries, aircraft factories1
121August 06, 19448AF 524Refineries and factories in Germany; Noball targets in France2
122August 07, 19448AF 527, 528Fuel dumps, bridges in France; GH test
123August 08, 19448AF 530, 8AF 531Airfields and Noball targets in France
124August 10, 19448AF 537Fuel dumps and bridges SE of Paris1
125August 11, 19448AF 541, 542, 543Rail, fuel, troops in Brest peninsula
126August 12, 19448AF 545Metz and airfields in central and eastern France
127August 13, 19448AF 548, 549, 550Support of Ground troops near Le Havre; transportation around Paris
128August 14, 19448AF 552Airfield, rail in France; aviation and oil plants in Germany
129August 15, 19448AF 554Airfields in Germany and the Low Countries
130August 16, 19448AF 556Oil refineries and aircraft plants in Germany1
131August 18, 19448AF 561, 562Bridges, Airfields, Fuel Dumps and an Aircraft Engine Factory in France and Belgium
132August 24, 19448AF 568Strategic targets in Germany1
133August 25, 19448AF 570Aircraft component plants
134August 26, 19448AF 575, 576, 577, 578, 575: Brest gun batteries; 576: oil, fuel, chemicals; 577: bridge; 578: TV bombs4
135September 11, 19448AF 623Attacks on synthetic oil plants and refinery2
136September 12, 19448AF 626Attacks on Germany oil industry
137September 13, 19448AF 628Oil and industrial target in southern Germany
138September 18, 19448AF 639Re-supply of US airborne forces in the Nijmegan-Eindhoven area
139September 21, 19448AF 44Targets in western Germany
140September 22, 19448AF 645Vehicle factories in Kassel, Germany
141September 25, 19448AF 647Rail targets in western Germany and oil plant at Ludwigshafen
142September 26, 19448AF 648Rail targets and vehicle factories in western Germany
143September 27, 19448AF 650Industry and transportation targets in western Germany
144September 28, 19448AF 652Oil and vehicle plants in central Germany
145September 30, 19448AF 655Rail and aviation targets in western Germany
146October 02, 19448AF 658; 8AF 659Industrial targets in Cologne and Kassel; Hamm marshaling yard
147October 03, 19448AF 662Airfields and industrial targets in Germany
148October 06, 19448AF 667Industry in northern Germany
149October 07, 19448AF 669Oil installations and vehicle plants
150October 09, 19448AF 670Industrial targets in south and central Germany
151October 14, 19448AF 676, 8AF 677Rail targets in Germany
152October 15, 19448AF 678Industrial, oil and rail targets in Cologne, Germany area
153October 17, 19448AF 681Targets in Cologne area
154October 19, 19448AF 683Industrial targets in Mannheim and Mainz
155October 22, 19448AF 685Targets in western Germany
156October 25, 19448AF 688Oil and industry in western Germany
157October 26, 19448AF 689Industry and comm targets in western Germany
158October 30, 19448AF 693Oil industry in Germany
159November 02, 19448AF 698Oil and rail targets in Central Germany
160November 04, 19448AF 700Oil installations in western Germany
161November 05, 19448AF 702Marshalling yards in western Germany
162November 06, 19448AF 704Oil installations in western Germany1
163November 08, 19448AF 705Oil and rail targets in Germany
164November 09, 19448AF 707Tactical targets in Metz and Thionville areas
165November 10, 19448AF 709Airfield in western Germany
166November 16, 19448AF 715Tactical targets near Aachen
167November 21, 19448AF 720Oil industry in Germany1
168November 25, 19448AF 723Synthetic oil installation at Merseburg and Bingen rail yard
169November 26, 19448AF 725Rail and oil installation in western Germany
170November 27, 19448AF 727Marshalling yards in Germany
171November 29, 19448AF 729Rail and oil targets Germany
172November 30, 19448AF 731Rail and oil targets Germany
173December 04, 19448AF 736Rail targets in Germany
174December 06, 19448AF 741Oil and rail targets in Germany
175December 11, 19448AF 746Rail targets and bridge in western Germany
176December 12, 19448AF 748Oil and rail targets in Germany
177December 24, 19448AF 759, 760Airfields and communications center in Gemany (760) and French U-boat coastal batteries (759)1
178December 25, 19448AF 761Communication and rail targets west of the Rhine
179December 28, 19448AF 766Rail and road bridges in western Germany
180December 30, 19448AF 770Rail and communications targets in western Germany
181December 31, 19448AF 772Strategic targets and comm centers along German supply lines
182January 02, 19458AF 776Communications and tactical targets in western Germany
183January 03, 19458AF 778Rail and communications targets in western Germany
184January 05, 19458AF 781Rail targets and airfield in central Germany
185January 06, 19458AF 783Rail and communications targets in western Germany
186January 07, 19458AF 785Comm centers, rail targets, bridges and oil depots in western Germany1
187January 10, 19458AF 789Airfields, rail targets and bridges in Germany
188January 13, 19458AF 791Marshalling yards and Rhine rail bridges1
189January 14, 19458AF 792Oil facilities in central Germany and highway bridges at Cologne
190January 15, 19458AF 794Marshalling yards in Germany
191January 16, 19458AF 796Oil and industrial targets in Germany1
192January 28, 19458AF 809Marshalling yards, bridges and benzol plant at Dortmund
193January 29, 19458AF 811Industrial plants at Kassel and rail targets in central Germany
194January 31, 19458AF 813Aborted due to weather
195February 03, 19458AF 817Major attack on Berlin and Madgeburg oil industry
196February 06, 19458AF 821Oil targets in Germany
197February 09, 19458AF 824Oil targets in Germany
198February 11, 19458AF 827Dulmen oil depot
199February 14, 19458AF 830Oil and rail targets in Germany
200February 15, 19458AF 832Oil plants at Magdeburg and rail targets in Germany
201February 16, 19458AF 833Oil plants and marshaling yards in central Gemany
202February 19, 19458AF 835Oil, industry and rail targets
203February 21, 19458AF 839Rail targets in Nuremburg
204February 22, 19458AF 841Operation Clarion: major attack on German rail and road targets
205February 23, 19458AF 843Second day of Clarion mission
206February 24, 19458AF 845Oil refineries and rail targets
207February 25, 19458AF 847Tank factories; jet airfields; oil depots
208February 26, 19458AF 849Attacks on targets in Berlin
209February 27, 19458AF 851Road and rail targets in Halle and Leipzig
210February 28, 19458AF 854Rail targets in Germany
211March 01, 19458AF 857Marshalling yards in central and southern Germany
212March 02, 19458AF 859Synthetic oil plants and tank works
213March 03, 19458AF 861Oil refineries in Germany
214March 04, 19458AF 863Jet airfields and industrial targets
215March 05, 19458AF 865Synthetic oil plants
216March 08, 19458AF 872Synthetic oil plants and rail targets
217March 10, 19458AF 877Rail targets
218March 11, 19458AF 881U-boat yards and oil installations in northern Germany
219March 12, 19458AF 883Marshalling yards
220March 14, 19458AF 886Rail, oil and industrial targets
221March 15, 19458AF 889German Army HQ and rail targets
222March 17, 19458AF 892Oil, industrial and rail targets
223March 18, 19458AF 894Rail and tank plants in Berlin area
224March 19, 19458AF 896Industry, rail and airfield targets in Germany
225March 20, 19458AF 898Hamburg area targets
226March 21, 19458AF 901, 902, 903, 904Jet fighter bases
227March 22, 19458AF 906Attacks on barracks, camps and airfields
228March 23, 19458AF 908Rail targets in west and central Germany
229March 24, 19458AF 911Operations in support of Operation VARSITY - crossing of the Rhine2
230March 25, 19458AF 913Oil plants4
231March 30, 19458AF 918Uboat construction and operation targets
232March 31, 19458AF 920Synthetic oil plants, munition and vehicles factories
233April 04, 19458AF 926Airfields in Germany3
234April 05, 19458AF 928Ordnance depots, marshalling yards and airfields
235April 06, 19458AF 930Leipzig area
236April 07, 19458AF 931Ordnance depots, marshalling yards and airfields
237April 08, 19458AF 932Ordnance depots, marshalling yards and airfields
238April 09, 19458AF 935Oil depot, ammunition plant and jet airfields
239April 10, 19458AF 938Jet airfields and army base near Berlin
240April 11, 19458AF 941Airfields, munitions and rail targets
241April 14, 19458AF 948Bordeaux strong points and batteries
242April 15, 19458AF 951Bordeaux and Royan strong points and batteries
243April 16, 19458AF 954, 8AF 955Rail and communication centers 1
244April 18, 19458AF 959Rail targets in Germany
245April 19, 19458AF 961Rail targets in Germany
246April 20, 19458AF 962Rail targets in Berlin and Czechoslovakia
247April 21, 19458AF 963Jet airfields and rail targets in southeast Germany
248April 25, 19458AF 968Airfields and rail targets in Czechoslovakia and southeast Germany
TOTAL AIRCRAFT LOST:97

Non-Combat Related Accidents

#DATEREPORT
11943-11-26Aircraft: B-24H (#42-7713).
Organization: 715BS / 448BG of Seething, Norfolk.
Pilot: Ferguson, William F.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: East Wretham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
21943-12-13Aircraft: B-24H (#42-7733).
Organization: 712BS / 448BG of Seething, Norfolk.
Pilot: Ayrest, Robert C.
Notes: crashed belly landing.
Location: RAF Predanneck England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
31943-12-24Aircraft: B-24H (#42-7591).
Organization: 712BS / 448BG of Seething, Norfolk.
Pilot: Blum, William G.
Notes: mid air collision.
Location: Seething, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
41943-12-24Aircraft: B-24H (#42-52118).
Organization: 712BS / 448BG of Seething, Norfolk.
Pilot: Teague, Alan J.
Notes: mid air collision.
Location: Seething, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
51944-01-05Aircraft: B-24H (#42-64451).
Organization: 712BS / 448BG of Seething, Norfolk.
Pilot: Campbell, Robert L.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Seething, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
61944-01-11Aircraft: B-25H (#42-64447).
Organization: 714BS / 448BG of Seething, Norfolk.
Pilot: Cline, Clair W.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Seething, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
71944-01-21Aircraft: B-24H (#41-29191).
Organization: 712BS / 448BG of Seething, Norfolk.
Pilot: Moseley, Kent C.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Seething, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
81944-02-10Aircraft: B-24H (#42-52115).
Organization: 714BS / 448BG of Seething, Norfolk.
Pilot: Markiewicz, Edward A.
Notes: killed in a crash.
Location: Framlingham/4mi N Sta 153 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
91944-02-10Aircraft: B-24H (#42-52132).
Organization: / 448BG of Seething, Norfolk.
Pilot: Ayrest, Robert.
Notes: bailed out-destroyed by fire.
Location: Tibenham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
101944-02-24Aircraft: B-24J (#42-99988).
Organization: 714BS / 448BG of Seething, Norfolk.
Pilot: Edman, Lawrence M.
Notes: take off accident.
Location: Seething, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
111944-02-25Aircraft: B-24H (#41-29235).
Organization: 715BS / 448BG of Seething, Norfolk.
Pilot: Swayze, Jack (NMI).
Notes: forced landing out of gas.
Location: Chipping Ongar, Essex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
121944-04-09Aircraft: B-24J (#42-110079).
Organization: 712BS / 448BG of Seething, Norfolk.
Pilot: Durley, Earle P Jr.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Seething, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
131944-04-09Aircraft: B-24J (#42-110069).
Organization: 714BS / 448BG of Seething, Norfolk.
Pilot: Liebich, Joseph G.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Seething, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
141944-06-08Aircraft: B-24J (#42-110026).
Organization: 713BS / 448BG of Seething, Norfolk.
Pilot: Sullivan, James P.
Notes: crash landing.
Location: RAF Woodbridge #10 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
151944-07-02Aircraft: B-24J (#42-109793).
Organization: 714BS / 448BG of Seething, Norfolk.
Pilot: Blanton, Billie C.
Notes: bailed out-engine failure.
Location: Boreham/3mi N Sta 161 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
161944-07-13Aircraft: B-24 (#42-63891*).
Organization: 715BS / 448BG of Seething, Norfolk.
Pilot: Sheldon, Gail A.
Notes: mid air collision.
Location: Seething, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
171944-07-23Aircraft: B-24J (#42-100000).
Organization: 712BS / 448BG of Seething, Norfolk.
Pilot: Daenzer, Orville L.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Seething, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
181944-07-23Aircraft: B-24H (#41-29232).
Organization: 712BS / 448BG of Seething, Norfolk.
Pilot: Dogger, William C.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Seething, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
191944-07-23Aircraft: B-24J (#42-50470).
Organization: 714BS / 448BG of Seething, Norfolk.
Pilot: Briola, Donald A.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Seething, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
201944-08-05Aircraft: B-24H (#42-94809).
Organization: 714BS / 448BG of Seething, Norfolk.
Pilot: Matthaes, Hosea E.
Notes: landing accident due to engine failure.
Location: Seething, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
211944-09-08Aircraft: B-24H (#42-52121).
Organization: 713BS / 448BG of Seething, Norfolk.
Pilot: Panchure, Andrew T.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Seething, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
221944-09-17Aircraft: B-24J (#44-10485).
Organization: 712BS / 448BG of Seething, Norfolk.
Pilot: Eggert, Carl A.
Notes: take off accident.
Location: Seething, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
231944-09-21Aircraft: B-24J (#42-50469).
Organization: 715BS / 448BG of Seething, Norfolk.
Pilot: Horton, Malcus S III.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Seething, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
241944-10-24Aircraft: B-24 (#42-95055).
Organization: 715BS / 448BG of Seething, Norfolk.
Pilot: [ground crew].
Notes: ground accident fire.
Location: Seething, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
251944-11-08Aircraft: B-24J (#44-10536).
Organization: 714BS / 448BG of .
Pilot: Harshbarger, E I.
Notes: ground accident fire.
Location: Seething (Sta 146) England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 2
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
261944-11-15Aircraft: B-24J (#42-51497).
Organization: 712BS / 448BG of Seething, Norfolk.
Pilot: Horton, Matcus S III.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Seething, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
271944-12-07Aircraft: B-24J (#42-50457).
Organization: 715BS / 448BG of Seething, Norfolk.
Pilot: Szudarek, Severyn G.
Notes: killed in crashed on take off.
Location: Seething/ 4mi from S146 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
281944-12-27Aircraft: B-24J (#42-51505).
Organization: 712BS / 448BG of Seething, Norfolk.
Pilot: Malone, Edward J.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Halesworth, Suffolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
291945-01-02Aircraft: B-24J (#42-100322).
Organization: 714BS / 448BG of Seething, Norfolk.
Pilot: Holt, Carl H.
Notes: crash landing weather.
Location: Clitherve/ nr England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
301945-01-06Aircraft: B-24H (#41-29575).
Organization: 714BS / 448BG of Seething, Norfolk.
Pilot: Sampson, Robert D.
Notes: bailed out-engine failure.
Location: Harwich/ off shore English Channel.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
311945-02-15Aircraft: B-24J (#42-50678).
Organization: 714BS / 448BG of Seething, Norfolk.
Pilot: Schroeder, Harlyn H.
Notes: killed in a crash.
Location: Hall Farm, Elsing England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
321945-02-23Aircraft: B-24J (#42-50902).
Organization: 714BS / 448BG of Seething, Norfolk.
Pilot: Flinders, Kay L.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Seething, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
331945-03-13Aircraft: B-24H (#42-50359).
Organization: 714BS / 448BG of Seething, Norfolk.
Pilot: Broadfoot, Albert S.
Notes: killed in mid air collision.
Location: Seething/ 4mi NNE Sta 146 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
341945-03-15Aircraft: B-24H (#42-50326).
Organization: 715BS / 448BG of Seething, Norfolk.
Pilot: Hahner, Frederick J.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Seething, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
351945-03-25Aircraft: B-24J (#44-10517).
Organization: 713BS / 448BG of Seething, Norfolk.
Pilot: Tod, Frederick W.
Notes: missing in service [often a macr].
Location: Falsterbo Sweden.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
361945-03-27Aircraft: B-24M (#44-50509).
Organization: 714BS / 448BG of Seething, Norfolk.
Pilot: Hausman, Hershel J.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Seething, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
371945-04-12Aircraft: B-24H (#42-95219W).
Organization: WRX / 448BG of Seething, Norfolk.
Pilot: Collins, Orell (NMI).
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Seething, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
381945-04-17Aircraft: B-24M (#44-50572).
Organization: 715BS / 448BG of Seething, Norfolk.
Pilot: Torrance, Douglas W.
Notes: killed in a take off accident.
Location: Seething, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
391945-05-05Aircraft: B-24J (#42-110066).
Organization: 715BS / 448BG of Seething, Norfolk.
Pilot: Rigel, Horace R.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Seething, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
401945-05-12Aircraft: B-24L (#44-50084).
Organization: 712BS / 448BG of Seething, Norfolk.
Pilot: Platt, Charles A.
Notes: mid air collision.
Location: Hinington/ 15mi SW England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
411945-06-12Aircraft: B-24M (#44-50695).
Organization: 713BS / 448BG of Seething, Norfolk.
Pilot: Blank, James G.
Notes: killed in a crash due to weather.
Location: Ballantrae/ 4mi SE Scotland.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/

Aircraft

  • These are aircraft that were in this group at one time
  • List is in serial number order
  • Aircraft may be listed more than once if there are notes from multiple sources.
MODELSERIAL #A/C NAMEGROUPSQUADRONAC CODEMACR REPORT #
Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-1-DT Liberator41-28583RUM RUNNER448BG 713BS4300
(448th BG, 713rd BS) interned in Switzerland Apr 25, 1944. MACR 4300 Returned Oct 15, 1945.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-1-DT Liberator41-28588Sad Sack448BG 714BS4176
28588 (448th BG, 714th BS, *Sad Sack*) shot down by Lt Detlef Grossfuss in Fw 190A-6 of JG 2/2y at Pontoise, France Dec 30, 1943, Germany. MACR 4176. 1 KIA, 8 POW, 1 evaded.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-1-DT Liberator41-28593n/a448BG 712BS2519
28593 (448th BG, 712nd BS) lost Jan 11, 1944, Germany. MACR 2519
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-1-DT Liberator41-28599n/a448BG 714BS4177
28599 (448th BG, 714th BS) crashed at Cul-des-Sarts, Belgium Dec 30, 1943. MACR 4177. 9 KIA, 1 evaded.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-1-DT Liberator41-28601Heaven Can Wait448BG 715BS
28601 (448th BG, 715th BS, *Heaven Can Wait*) bellylanded at Yeovilton, UK Dec 31, 1943. Salvage Jan 17, 1944.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-1-DT Liberator41-28602Commando448BG 713BS4364
28602 (448th BG, 713rd BS, *Commando*) interned in Switzerland Apr 25, 1944. MACR 4364
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-1-DT Liberator41-28609n/a448BG 714BS2442
28609 (448th BG, 714th BS) shot down by Oblt Peter Jenne in Bf 110G-2 of ZG 26/1and crashed into Waddenzee E of Texel, Netherlands Dec 22, 1943. 8 MIA, 2 POW. MACR 2442
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-1-DT Liberator41-28611n/a448BG 712BS3339
28611 (448th BG, 712nd BS) lost Mar 9, 1944 when crew bailed out over Belgium. MACR 3339
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-10-DT Liberator41-28710n/a448BG 712BS5803
28710 (448th BG, 712th BS) lost Jun 12, 1944. MACR 5803
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-10-DT Liberator41-28711Little Sheppard448BG 712BS7251
28711 (448th BG, 712th BS, *Little Sheppard*) interned in Switzerland Jul 21, 1944. MACR 7251 Returned Oct 18, 1945. I also have this one as being lost in the English Channel Apr 21, 1944 with 448th BG, MACR 4343.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-15-DT Liberator41-28924n/a448BG 715BS8467
28924 (448th BG, 715th BS) lost Aug 26, 1944, Germany. MACR 8467
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-15-DT Liberator41-28925n/a448BG 714BS10407
28925 (448th BG, 714th BS, 'Little Jo') loast Nov 21, 1944. MACR 10407
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-20-DT Liberator41-28945n/a448BG 714BS8217
28945 (448th BG, 714th BS) interned in Sweden Aug 6, 1944. MACR 8217
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-20-DT Liberator41-28958n/a448BG 713BS
28958 (448th BG, 713rd BS) crash landed in field near Herne, Belgium Feb 27, 1945 after running out of fuel while attempting emergency landing. Crew OK. Plane salvaged Mar 13, 1945.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-20-DT Liberator41-29004n/a448BG 714BS6728
29004 (448th BG, 714th BS) lost Jun 27, 1944 on mission to Germany. All aboard KIA. MACR 6728
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-5-CF Liberator41-29191n/a448BG 712BS3548
29191 (448th BG, 712th BS) damaged by flak over Berlin. Landed in Sweden Mar 6, 1944 and crew interned. MACR 3548. Crew returned July-September 1944. Aircraft returned to USA in 1945.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-5-CF Liberator41-29234n/a448BG 715BS2517
29234 (448th BG, 715th BS) lost Jan 5, 1944. MACR 2517
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-5-CF Liberator41-29248n/a448BG 713BS3605
29248 (448th BG, 713rd BS, 'Cold Turkey') shot down by AAA at Cognac, France Dec 31, 1943. MACR 3605. 10 KIA
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-15-CF Liberator41-29465n/a448BG 713BS8669
29465 (448th BG, 713rd BS) lost Aug 5, 1944. MACR 8669
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-15-CF Liberator41-29479n/a448BG 715BS4488
29479 (448th BG, 715th BS) lost Apr 29, 1944, Germany. MACR 4488
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-15-CF Liberator41-29489The Striped Ape448BG n/a
29489 after combat career ended became formation assemb;y ship *The Striped Ape* of 448th BG, replacing 42-63981 Feb 1945
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-15-CF Liberator41-29523n/a448BG 713BS4489
29523 (448th BG, 713rd BS) lost Apr 29, 1944, Germany. MACR 4489
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-15-CF Liberator41-29565n/a448BG 715BS4303
29565 (448th BG, 715th BS) lost Apr 19, 1944, France. MACR 4303
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-70-CO Liberator42-100122n/a448BG n/a3189
100122 (448th BG) lost Mar 8, 1944, English Channel. MACR 3189
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-75-CO Liberator42-100178n/a448BG 715BS2468
100178 (448th BG/715th BS) shot down Feb 21, 1944 in raid on Hesepe Airfield. 2 KIA, 8 POW. MACR 2468.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-85-CO Liberator42-100284n/a448BG 714BS3341
100284 (448th BG, 714th BS) interned in Switzerland Mar 18, 1944. MACR 3341
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-90-CO Liberator42-100287n/a448BG 713BS4775
100287 (448th BG, 713rd BS) lost May 9, 1944. MACR 4775.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-90-CO Liberator42-100322n/a448BG 714BS
100322 (448th BG, 714th BS) struck high ground at Burn Fell near Alaidburn in Forest of Bowland, UK while descending through cloud Jan 2, 1945. Four killed, 15 survived (aircraft was carrying a spare crew and some hitchhikers).
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-95-CO Liberator42-100342n/a448BG 715BS2967
100342 (448th BG, 715th BS) lost Mar 8, 1944, Germany. MACR 2967
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-95-CO Liberator42-100356n/a448BG 715BS5020
100356 (448th BG, 715th BS) lost Apr 1, 1944, English Channel. MACR 5020
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-100-CO Liberator42-100414n/a448BG n/a
100414 (448th BG) lost Mar 5, 1944, France
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-100-CO Liberator42-100430n/a448BG 715BS2913
100430 (448th BG, 715th BS) lost Mar 5, 1944, France. MACR 2913
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-105-CO Liberator42-109808n/a448BG 712BS3549
109808 (448th BG, 712nd BS) lost Mar 20, 1944. MACR 3549
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-130-CO Liberator42-110040n/a448BG 712BS3660
110040 (448th BG, 712nd BS) interned in Sweden Apr 9, 1944. MACR 3660
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-130-CO Liberator42-110044n/a448BG 714BS7562
110044 (448th BG, 714th BS) lost Jul 12, 1944. MACR 7562.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-130-CO Liberator42-110087n/a448BG n/a3566
110087 (448th BG) lost Apr 1, 1944, France. MACR 3566
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-135-CO Liberator42-110098The Flying SAC448BG 715BS4298
110098 (448th BG, 715th BS, *The Flying SAC*) suffered engine trouble Apr 24, 1944, Germany and interned in Switzerland. MACR 4298. Returned Oct 15, 1945.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-20-CF Liberator42-50300n/a448BG 713BS7090
50300 (448th BG, 713rd BS) lost Jun 29, 1944. MACR 7090
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-20-CF Liberator42-50326Eager One448BG 715BS
50326 (448th BG, 715th BS, *Eager One*) damaged at Seething as a result of a taxiing accident Mar 15, 1945. Severely damaged by Me 262s of JG 7 during mission to Buchen Mar 25, 1945. Headed for Sweden but abandoned over Swedish coast due to engine failure and spun into sea. All crew except pilots bailed out and survived. Both pilots were killed.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-20-CF Liberator42-50341n/a448BG 715BS13546
50341 (448th BG, 715th BS) lost on low level raid on Wessel, Germany Mar 24, 1945. MACR 13546. All crew KIA.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-20-CF Liberator42-50344n/a448BG 714BS6727
50344 (448th BG, 714th BS) crashed at Vez, France Jun 27, 1944. MACR 6727. 2 KIA, 4 POW, 2 evaded.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-25-CF Liberator42-50369n/a448BG 713BS6726
50369 (448th BG, 713th BS) MIA Jun 27, 1944 while enroute to Criel, France. MACR 6726
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-30-CF Liberator42-50443n/a448BG 715BS8468
50443 (448th BG, 715th BS) lost Aug 26, 1944, Germany. MACR 8468
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-401-CF Liberator42-50459n/a448BG 714BS8426
50459 (448th BG, 714th BS) lost Aug 16, 1944, Germany. MACR 8426
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-401-CF Liberator42-50463n/a448BG 713BS12884
50463 (448th BG, 713rd BS) lost Mar 3, 1945. MACR 12884
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-1-FO Liberator42-50646Piccadilly Commando448BG 712BS13548
50646 (448th BG, 712nd BS, *Piccadilly Commando*) shot down by Me 262s of JG 7 during mission to Buchen Mar 25, 1945, Germany. MACR 13548. Only 3 crewmembers survived.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-1-FO Liberator42-50648n/a448BG 714BS7386
50648 (448th BG, 714th BS) interned in Sweden Aug 4, 1944. MACR 7386
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-1-FO Liberator42-50661n/a448BG 714BS11583
50661 (448th BG, 714th BS) lost Jan 13, 1945, Germany. MACR 11583
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-1-FO Liberator42-50698n/a448BG 713BS
50698 (448th BG, 713rd BS, later 714th BS) to Altus, OK Oct 16, 1945
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-1-FO Liberator42-50727n/a448BG 714BS
50727 (448th BG, 714th BS) returned to USA Jun 1945
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-1-FO Liberator42-50759n/a448BG 715BS
50759 (448th BG,715th BS) skieed off runway at RAF Station, Lissett, Yorkshire, England Nov 16/17, 1944. Salvaged between Nov 19 and 22, 1944.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-5-FO Liberator42-50788n/a448BG 714BS8608
50788 (448th BG, 714th BS) lost Aug 26, 1944, Germany. MACR 8608
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-5-FO Liberator42-50799n/a448BG 714BS11120
50799 (448th BG, 714th BS) lost Dec 24, 1944. MACR 11120
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-5-FO Liberator42-50820n/a448BG 715BS10348
50820 (448th BG, 715th BS) lost Nov 6, 1944. MACR 10348
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-20-DT Liberator42-51079n/a448BG 712BS6163
51079 (448th BG, 712nd BS) interned in Sweden Jun 20, 1944. MACR 6163
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-25-DT Liberator42-51104n/a448BG 714BS8291
51104 (448th BG, 714th BS) lost Aug 6, 1944. MACR 8291
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-25-DT Liberator42-51119n/a448BG 714BS5929
51119 (448th BG, 714th BS) lost Jun 18, 1944. MACR 5929.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-5-FO Liberator42-52098n/a448BG 712BS3565
52098 (448th BG, 712th BS) lost Apr 1, 1944, Belgium. MACR 3565
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-5-FO Liberator42-52100n/a448BG 714BS2956
52100 (448th BG, 714th BS) lost Feb 25, 1944, France. MACR 2956
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-5-FO Liberator42-52105n/a448BG 714BS
52105 (448th BG, 714th BS) damaged by AAA and shotdown by Obfw. JohannesTrestler in Bf 110G-2 of ZG26/3 and crashed into 4 KIA, 6 MIA
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-5-FO Liberator42-52108n/a448BG n/a1247
52108 (448th BG) crashed into mountain due to navigational error 28 mi SE of Marrakech, French Morocco Nov 23, 1943. MACR 1247 All 10 crew and 4 passengers killed.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-10-FO Liberator42-52115n/a448BG n/a
52115 (448th BG) exploded in midair while unit was forming up for mission to Gilze-Rijen Feb 10, 1944 and crashed at Badingham. Only two crewmembers durvived.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-10-FO Liberator42-52118Picadilly Pete448BG 712BS3659
52118 (448th BG, 712th BS *Picadilly Pete*) damaged by flak over Germany Apr 9, 1944 and diverted to Bulltofta, Sweden where it was interned. MACR 3659
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-10-FO Liberator42-52123n/a448BG n/a2518
52123 (448th BG) lost Jan 11, 1944, Germany. MACR 2518
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-10-FO Liberator42-52128n/a448BG 712BS
52128 (448th BG, 712th BS) crash-landed in Brazil while on its way to Seething, Norfolk, UK Nov 19, 1943.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-10-FO Liberator42-52135n/a448BG n/a
52135 (448th BG) bellylanded near Wick, Wales Dec 8, 1943.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-15-FO Liberator42-52425n/a448BG n/a
52425 (448th BG) lost Apr 29, 1944, Germany
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-15-FO Liberator42-52435n/a448BG 715BS4490
52435 (448th BG, 715th BS) lost Apr 29, 1944, Germany. MACR 4490
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-15-FO Liberator42-52608n/a448BG 715BS4301
52608 (448th BG, 715th BS) lost Apr 22, 1944, English Channel. MACR 4301
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-15-FO Liberator42-52638n/a448BG 714BS5029
52638 (448th BG, 714th BS) lost May 19, 1944. MACR 5029
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24D-20-CF Liberator42-63981The Striped Ape448BG n/a
63981 after combat career ended, became formation assembly ship *The Striped Ape* with 448th BG, replacing 41-23809 Jun 1944. Condemned for salage Feb 1945 and replaced by 41-29489
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-5-CF Liberator42-64444Consolidated Mess448BG 715BS4178
64444 (448th BG, 715th BS, *Consolidated Mess*) shot down by Hptm Herbert Huppertz in Fw 190A-6 of JG 2/III Stab near Crepy-en-Valois, France Dec 30, 1943. MACR 4178. 8 KIA, 1 POW, 1 evaded.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-5-CF Liberator42-64447n/a448BG 712BS3340
64447 (448th BG, 712nd BS) lost Mar 20, 1944. MACR 3340
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-1-CO Liberator42-72981Fascinatin Lady448BG 713BS4302
72981 (448th BG, 713th BS, *Fascinatin Lady*) lost Apr 20, 1944, France. MACR 4302
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-50-CO Liberator42-73512n/a448BG 715BS
73512 to 448th BG, 715th BS, declared war weary and assigned to 467th BG, 791st BS for use as monitor and assembly ship. Returned to USA Oct 26, 1945 and to RFC at Altus, OK.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator42-7591Fat Stuff II448BG 712BS7559
7591 (448th BG, 712th BS, *Fat Stuff II*) interned in Switzerland Jul 12, 1944. MACR 7559. Returned Oct 3, 1945 and salvaged Oct 22, 1945
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator42-7655n/a448BG 712BS4486
7655 (448th BG, 712nd BS) lost Apr 29, 1944, Germany. MACR 4486.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator42-7681n/a448BG 715BS4135
7681 (448th BG, 715th BS) crashed due to engine failure 12 mi NW of Marrakech, French Morocco Dec 8, 1943. MACR 4135 and 3907. All aboard killed.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator42-7683n/a448BG 714BS4487
7683 (448th BG, 714th BS) shot down by fighters Apr 29, 1944, Germany MACR 4487.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator42-7709n/a448BG 715BS2515
7709 (448th BG, 715th BS) lost Jan 5, 1944, Germany. MACR 2515.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator42-7712n/a448BG 713BS2514
7712 (448th BG, 713rd BS) lost Jan 5, 1944, Germany. MACR 2514.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator42-7713The Merry Max448BG 715BS
7713 (448th BG, 715th BS, *The Merry Max*) in belly landing at East Wreatham, UK Nov 26, 1943
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-5-FO Liberator42-7722n/a448BG 714BS2516
7722 (448th BG, 714th BS) lost Jan 5, 1944, Germany. MACR 2516.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-5-FO Liberator42-7739n/a448BG n/a3547
7739 (448th BG) lost Mar 23, 1944. MACR 3547
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-5-FO Liberator42-7754Harmful Li'l Armful448BG 715BS3093
7754 (448th BG, 715th BS, *Harmful Li'l Armful*) shot down by Gefr. Schulmayer in Bf 109F-2 of JGr Ost/4 2 mi S of Lesparre-Medoc, France Dec 31, 1943. MACR 3093. 3 KIA, 4 POW, 2 evaded.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-5-FO Liberator42-7755n/a448BG 714BS
7755 (448th BG, 714th BS) salvaged as war-weary Nov 8, 1944.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-5-FO Liberator42-7764n/a448BG 715BS
7764 (448th BG, 715th BS) damaged but returned to Seething (UK) Feb 21, 1944
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-5-FO Liberator42-7768n/a448BG n/a2469
7768 (448th BG) shot down Feb 21, 1944 in raid on Hesepe Airfield. MACR 2469. 2 KIA, 8 POW.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

North American B-24J-1-NT Liberator42-78481Bachelor's Delight448BG 713BS
78481 (448th BG, 713rd BS, *Bachelor's Delight*) salvaged Oct 6, 1944 after crash landing on Oct 2, 1944
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-15-FO Liberator42-94735Bim-Bam-Bola448BG 714BS7560
94735 (448th BG, 714th BS, *Bim-Bam-Bola*) shot down over Lake Constance, Switzerland on Munich raid Jul 12, 1944. MACR 7560.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-20-FO Liberator42-94972Daisy Mae448BG 715BS11584
94972 (448th BG, 715th BS, *Daisy Mae*) lost Jan 7, 1945, Germany. MACR 11584
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-20-FO Liberator42-94989Battlin Baby448BG 713BS7561
94989 (448th BG, 713rd BS, *Battlin Baby*) crashed in Switzerland Jul 13, 1944. MACR 7561
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-20-FO Liberator42-95013n/a448BG 714BS6267
95013 (448th BG, 714th BS) interned in Sweden Jun 20, 1944. MACR 6267
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-25-FO Liberator42-95089n/a448BG 714BS6265
95089 (448th BG, 714th BS) interned in Sweden Jun 21, 1944. MACR 6265
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-25-FO Liberator42-95134n/a448BG 714BS8469
95134 (448th BG, 714th BS) shot down near Ludwigshafen, Germany Aug 26, 1944. MACR 8469
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-25-FO Liberator42-95138n/a448BG 713BS8927
95138 (448th BG, 713rd BS) lost Sep 11, 1944 in midair collision with 361st FG P-51 on mission to Magdeburg, Germany. MACR 8927
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-25-FO Liberator42-95158n/a448BG 715BS
95158 (448th BG, 715th BS) crashlanded at Coldharbour, England Jul 13, 1944
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-25-FO Liberator42-95182n/a448BG 715BS8292
95182 (448th BG, 715th BS) lost Aug 24, 1944, Germany. MACR 8292
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-25-FO Liberator42-95185DoBunny448BG 713BS13549
95185 (448th BG, 713th BS, *DoBunny*) shot down by Me 262 Mar 25, 1945 during mission to Buchen and crashlanded in field near Soltau, Germany. MACR 13549. All 9 crew survived and became POW.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-25-FO Liberator42-95186n/a448BG 712BS6264
95186 (448th BG, 712nd BS) lost Jun 21, 1944. MACR 6264
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-25-FO Liberator42-95200n/a448BG 712BS6240
95200 (448th BG, 712nd BS) interned in Sweden Jun 20, 1944. MACR 6240.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-30-FO Liberator42-95298n/a448BG n/a
95298 (448th BG) lost Apr 4, 1945, Germany
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-30-FO Liberator42-95326n/a448BG 712BS7091
95326 (448th BG, 712th BS) lost Middenbeemster, Netherlands Jun 29 1944. 10 POW. MACR 7091
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-1-FO Liberator42-95544n/a448BG 712BS11727
95544 (448th BG, 712th BS) lost over Germany Jan 16, 1945. MACR 11727
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-1-FO Liberator42-95620n/a448BG 714BS13732
95620 (448th BG, 714th BS) lost Apr 4, 1945, Germany. MACR 13732.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-60-CO Liberator42-99988n/a448BG 714BS4491
99988 (448th BG, 714th BS) lost Apr 29, 1944. MACR 4491
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-60-CF Liberator44-10505n/a448BG 712BS8926
10505 (448th BG, 712th BS) lost Sep 11, 1944. MACR 8926
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-60-CF Liberator44-10517n/a448BG 712BS14179
10517 (448th BG, 712nd BS) interned in Sweden Mar 25, 1945. MACR 14179
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-60-CF Liberator44-10536n/a448BG 714BS14185
10536 (448th BG, 714th BS) lost Apr 16, 1945. MACR 14185
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24M-5-FO Liberator44-50572n/a448BG 715BS
50572 (448th BG, 715th BS) crashed on takeoff at Seething, England Apr 17, 1945
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24M-10-FO Liberator44-50656n/a448BG 712BS13444
50656 (448th BG, 712th BS) shot down Mar 25, 1945 over Schneverdingen, Germany. 7 KIA, 3 POW. MACR 13444
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24M-10-FO Liberator44-50695n/a448BG 713BS
50695 (713rd BS, 448th BG) crashed 4 mi SE of Ballantrae, Scotland Jun 12, 1945
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24M-10-FO Liberator44-50838n/a448BG 714BS13730
50838 (448th BG, 714th BS) shot down by Me 262 Apr 4, 1945 over Ludwigslust, Germany. 9 crew MIA, one POW. MACR 13730. There is a famous photograph of this plane falling after being hit. It was cut in half by the Me 262.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html


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