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B-24 42-51430

Aircraft Model:Douglas-Tulsa B-24J-10-DT Liberator
Manufacturer:Douglas Aircraft Company (Tulsa)
Identities:42-51430
Name / Nose Art:THE TULSAMERICAN
Units:765th Bombardment Squadron, 461st Bombardment Group, USAAF

Timeline

17 December 1944Aircraft ditched off the island of Vis, Croatia, after taking part in a mission to bomb oil refineries at Odertal, Germany.
Pilot: 1/Lt EUGENE P. FORD, USAAF O-805804 (Killed)
Co-Pilot: 1/Lt RUSSELL C. LANDRY, USAAF O-719208 (Missing)
Crew: S/Sgt WALLACE H. McLEMORE, USAAF 34827720 (Survived)
Crew: T/Sgt CHARLES E. PRIEST, USAAF 38189197 (Missing)
Crew: 1/Lt VINCENT O. ECKLUND, USAAF O-768489 (Survived)
Crew: S/Sgt JAMES R. HAZEL, USAAF 36535391 (Survived)
Crew: 1/Lt VAL R. MILLER, USAAF O-708932 (Survived)
Crew: S/Sgt EDWARD F. STEELANDT, USAAF 36482462 (Survived)
Crew: S/Sgt JOHN F. TONEY, USAAF 38588581 (Survived)
Crew: S/Sgt CASIMIR P. WALENGA, USAAF 36462456 (Survived)
2010Wreckage of aircraft located at a depth of approximately 41 metres.

References

Baugher, J. 2018 1942 USAAF Serial Numbers (42-50027 to 42-57212). Joe Baugher's Home Page. Retrieved 17 July 2018 from <http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1942_3.html>.

Miholjek, I. and V. Zmaic n.f.d. Tulsamerican, the Legendary WW II Bomber. Croatian Conservation Institute. Retrieved 17 July 2018 from <http://www.h-r-z.hr/en/index.php/djelatnosti/konzerviranje-restauriranje/podvodna-arheologija/119-rtulsamericanl-legendarni-bombarder-iz-ii-svjetskog-rata>.

Office of the Quartermaster General [OQMG] 1948, Missing Aircrew Report #16507.

Record updated on 17 July 2018.


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