Mission Photos
October 1944

October 6: Harburg
The Germans claimed they were good at following orders, but they didn't obey the warning on this gas tank booster pump coverplate. This was one of over 80 flak holes in 1/Lt Lloyd Furthmyer's B-24 after this mission.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 19: Mainz
The crew of "Slightly Dangerously" which crashed near Wiesbaden, Germany

Standing: Sgt Hoover Baucom, KIA; Sgt Benjamin Ringo, POW; Sgt Roy Glover, POW; Sgt Wallace Maxson, POW; Sgt George Green, POW

Kneeling: 1/Lt Martin Mullane, KIA; 1/Lt Norman Marshank, POW; 1/Lt Louis Kieffer, POW; 1/Lt Joseph Miller, not on this mission but killed in a B-24 crash at Birkdale, October 25, 1944; Sgt William Perry, KIA
Not in photo: Cpt Ralph Dougherty, POW

 

Captain Ralph Dougherty subbed for another crew member on "Slightly Dangerously" when they were shot down. He was taken prisoner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

POW ID card issued to 1/Lt Norman Marshank of "Slightly Dangerously"

 

 

 

 

 

October 25: Neumunster
4 lucky crewmen from "Naughty Nan" who flew their last mission on this day. Going home are: 1/Lt William Davenport, 1/Lt Haywood Nichols, 1/Lt James Pickett, and 2/Lt Mark Jacoby. Lt Davenport would later serve as President of the 446th Bomb Group Association and now serves as the group's official historian.

 

 

 

Not really a mission photo, this is a newspaper story of a B-24 crash near Birkdale. The plane was carrying passengers to a rest home; 5 crewmen were killed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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