Caption   B-24M bomber 44-42058 shot down over Koror, Palau Islands ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseBritish Pathé
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B-24 Liberator   Main article  Photos  
Photos on Same Day 4 May 1945
Photos at Same Place Koror, Palau Islands, Caroline Islands
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 30 Jun 2016



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1. Commenter identity confirmed C. Peter Chen says:
30 Jun 2016 09:34:50 AM

B-24M-15-CO "Brief"
Serial Number 44-42058

Crew list on the date of the crash:

Pilot 2nd Lieutenant Glen R. Custer
Co-Pilot 2nd Lieutenant Irving R. Brown
Navigator 2nd Lieutenant Wallace F. Kaufman
Bombardier 2nd Lieutenant Norbert J. Giese
Radioman Technical Sergeant James R. Tenney
Engineer Sergeant Richard E. Grimes
Nose Gunner Corporal Victor B. Wilson
Top Turret Corporal Irving Topp
Ball Turret Corporal Robert N. Shillenn
Tail Gunner Corporal Albin Rynkiewicz
Passenger SergeantFloyd Collins Bennett

All but 2nd Lieutenant Kaufman were killed; Kaufman was captured and later executed by the Japanese on 24 May 1945
2. JEAN MARC TRIBILLAC says:
19 Aug 2018 05:01:15 PM

The left wing is hit by a bomb coming from above.
3. 307th says:
23 Jan 2019 08:58:01 AM

No it was flak.

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