42-40611 Geron crew

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  1. Airwar

    Airwar Well-Known Member

    B-24D # 42-40611 " Death Dealer ",93rd BG/ 409th BS, 13 August 1943.

    1/Lt. Alva J. Geron - P
    2/Lt. Russell P. Liscomb - CP
    2/Lt. Robert C. Simpson - N
    2/Lt. Robert E. Todd - B
    S/Sgt. Thomas M.Osborn - E
    T/Sgt. Donald J. Grimes - R
    Sgt. Charles L. Roberts - BTG
    Sgt. Richard G. Ryan - RWG
    T/Sgt. David L. Wightman - LWG
    S/Sgt. Gumecindo J. Frausto - TG

    T/O.Site No.7 Benghazi,Lybia,assigned target Wiener Neustadt,Austria. Lost No.3 engine before reaching target and No.2 received FLAK demage over target. Pilot headed for Switzerland and landeed at Thurau to become the first US aircraft to land in Switzerland. Crew set fire to the aircraft and its was completely burnt out. 10 INT
     
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  2. Dani Egger

    Dani Egger New Member

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  3. Airwar

    Airwar Well-Known Member

    Thanks Dani for the Link to your website. If you have more information about aircraft crashes in Switzerland
    please place them on this forum,

    grusse Jaap
     
  4. Dani Egger

    Dani Egger New Member

    Please feel free to contact me about the events in Switzerland. I have a large archive with fotos and documents.
     
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  5. 25Kingman49

    25Kingman49 Well-Known Member

  6. Dani Egger

    Dani Egger New Member

    Scott - thank you very much. .dani.
     
  7. Bill Liscomb

    Bill Liscomb New Member

    Please note incorrect spelling of co-pilot Russell P. Liscomb's last name. Seems to originate from English site. Prior to his passing, my dad gave me his diary and photo album from time in Switzerland. I am planning on donating it to the small museum at the Veterans Cemetery in Augusta, Maine where my dad was laid to rest.

    Thanks

    Bill Liscomb
     
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  8. Airwar

    Airwar Well-Known Member

    Thanks Bill for your information. Probably you can send a copy of your fathers Diary & photos to the
    93rd Bomb Group Historian, Don Morrison. His email is : doniac1967@sbcglobal.net
    www.93bg.com
    I think they liked the information about your father,

    Jaap
     
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    Airwar Well-Known Member

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