B-24 42-110021 crash location

Discussion in '445th BG - Tibenham' started by PLsearch, May 29, 2016.

  1. PLsearch

    PLsearch New Member

    The Evasion &Escape reports of 4 crew members of that B-24 indicates that they bailed out in the Rahier/La Gleize area (south of Spa Belgium) on 12 april 1944.
    Could you please give me informations concerning the crash location of this bomber.
    Thank you,

    Guy
     
  2. RSwank

    RSwank Well-Known Member

    Last edited: May 29, 2016
  3. Airwar

    Airwar Well-Known Member

    MACR 4057, 445th BG/ 700th BS
    T/O. Tibenham,assigned target Zwickau,Germany. Attacked by fighters on return flight and pilot ordered all crew to bale out.
    Aircraft crashed at 14.00hrs at Wideumont,four miles from Juseret,15 miles SW of Bastogne. Lt's Schultz,Owen,T/Sgt's
    Brocco & Vargo were captured near Grand-Balloux and two were taken to the Air Force Hospital St.Gillis in Brussels.
    Lt's Tompkins and Stepko were captured by Field Police at Liege at 06.00hrs on 28th April 1944. 6 POW,4 EVD

    Jaap
     

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  4. Airwar

    Airwar Well-Known Member

  5. PLsearch

    PLsearch New Member

    Many thanks to Roland and Jaap

    Guy
     
  6. Airwar

    Airwar Well-Known Member

  7. PLsearch

    PLsearch New Member

    Jaap,
    Many thanks once more.
    However, as you can see on the attached map, The 42-100203 did not crash in the same vicinity as the 42-110021.
    Tohogne and Wideumont are at a distance of 50 km.

    Guy
     

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  8. Airwar

    Airwar Well-Known Member

    Thanks Guy,I change your information in my archive. If you want the MACR's ,send me an PM with your mailadress,

    Jaap
     
  9. PLsearch

    PLsearch New Member

    Jaap, I just received the MACR by PM from another source.
    Thank you very much for your collaboration.

    Guy
     
  10. Airwar

    Airwar Well-Known Member

  11. Airwar

    Airwar Well-Known Member

    Guy, a few American crewmembers were escaped from Holland and bring to Belgium.
    In one E&E Report I saw the name OTEPPE. They were hiding there for the Germans.
    Probably you know this name and maybe the adress of hiding. A granddaughter of a waistgunner
    want to visit the crashsite in Holland and following the Escaperoute to Oteppe.
    I allready have the Escape-line from Nijkerk to Maastricht,crossing the border to LIEGE,but
    then its stops. I hope you can help us. Thank you.

    Jaap Vermeer MDE
     
  12. PLsearch

    PLsearch New Member

    Jaap, is the concerned bomber the B-24 42-7305?

    Guy
     
  13. PLsearch

    PLsearch New Member

    Sorry Jaap, correct number is 42-73507

    Guy
     
  14. PLsearch

    PLsearch New Member

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  15. Airwar

    Airwar Well-Known Member

    Perfect Guy,I have some information but missed this,thank you,

    Jaap
     
  16. Mike.Simpson

    Mike.Simpson New Member

    If anyone is looking for information on the 445th Bomb Group, I have crew load lists for all 280 missions flown and all 110 MACRs.
     
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