Caption   B-24M bomber 44-42058 shot down over Koror, Palau Islands ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseBritish Pathé
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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
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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