Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register

Loss chart: T3932
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Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
15 Aug 44 - Vechta Airfield
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
Consolidated B-24 Liberator H 42-52597 6L-M 466BG/787BS USAAF Attlebridge
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
1330 Shot down by German fighters on the returnflight Wapserveen Municipality Havelte Drenthe
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot 1/Lt. J. Suchiu O-425057 USAAF KIA USA
Co-Pilot 2/Lt. M.L. Ransom O-700972 USAAF POW -
Navigator 2/Lt. A. Palladino O-701433 USAAF POW -
Bombardier 2/Lt. W.B. Gatlin O-691887 USAAF POW -
Engineer T/Sgt. E.G. Piazza 14046730 USAAF POW -
Radio Operator T/Sgt. F.J. Gerritz 32739130 USAAF EVD -
Ball Turret Gunner S/Sgt. L.D. Stiles 33560157 USAAF KIA USA
Left Waist Gunner S/Sgt. J.R. Samburg 33558860 USAAF KIA USA
Right Waist Gunner S/Sgt. R.R. Abbott 35553545 USAAF KIA USA
Tail Gunner S/Sgt. E.A. Dobran 35608603 USAAF POW -
Wartime Records Background Info
- MACR 8428

Version March, 2022