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Pvt. Kenneth H. Seidel - 12th Bomb Group HQ - Lost May 7, 1944 (roysrudolph)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

I need help and direction in obtaining the MACR and any other service related information for Pvt. Kenneth H. Seidel who was attached to the 12th Bomb Group HQ. From Reading, PA, Kenneth was an only child and his parents have long ago left us. As his cous..

B-24 crash site near Potenza. Engine 41-43759 (Salerno 1943)

Sunday, September 28, 2014

This came from a B-24 crash site 25 south west from Potenza (south Italy). Do you know the MACR of a B-24 with this engine 41-43759? Thanks for your help!..

Crash and Serial Number (one1)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

I am looking for the serial number for an aircraft from the 400th BS. The aircraft crashed on takeoff from Managrin on 11 Feb 1945 on a weather recon/bombing mission to Cabcaban. The plane crashed due to loss of power on all 4 engines. The plane was suppo..

Looking for info on Dad. 1st Sergeant, Army Air corp. (Sleeman)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

I'm a new-be. Looking for info on my father in law and VA can't help. Please direct me if you can.. I do have his dog tag numbers but didn't think u would need it now. He enlisted in 1940 and discharged 6months after the end of war. Was 1st Sergeant, ..

B-24J "Starduster" (Maty12)

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Hello, I'm Maty and I'm new here. Anyway, I make paintschemes for IL-2 1946 portraying real life (Or often movie) airplanes. I usually do the B-25J-1, but I'm trying my hand at B-24s. Anyway, I've been looking for a certain B-24 for sometime, and someone ..