consolidated b-24h liberator (42-94841)

CONSOLIDATED B-24H LIBERATOR (REGISTRATION: 42-94841)
CONSOLIDATED B-24H LIBERATOR (REGISTRATION: 42-94841)
On 9th October 1944, B-24H Liberator ‘Sack Time’ was being taken for a test flight following repairs. The crew, skippered by First Lieutenant Elmer D Pitsenbarger of Iowa, were joined by two ground crew passengers who had been begging for a flight for some time and were taken along for the ride.

All except one on board were killed in the crash. The B-24 was flying too low in low cloud. Trying to remain below the cloud in order to maintain visual contact with the ground, the pilot had not accounted for the high ground rising unseen ahead.

Crew and passengers;
1st Lt Elmer D. Pitsenbarger – Pilot – killed
S/Sgt Curtis Anderson – Gunner – injured
F/O Jack M. Bliss – Navigator – killed
F/O Frank Cser – Bombardier – died of injuries 10.10.44
T/Sgt Presley E. Farris – Flight Engineer – killed
Cpl Charles T. Lowblad – Passenger – killed
2nd Lt James D. Nendel – Co Pilot – killed
S/Sgt Frank A. Villelli – Gunner – killed
Cpl Clarence S. Watson – Passenger – killed
T/Sgt Joseph W. Zwinge Jr – Radio Op – killed

https://aircrashsites.co.uk/air-crash-sites-5/usaaf-b-24h-42-94841-sack-time-on-twizle-head-moss-yorkshire-england/
  1. CARPETBAGGERS Cser, Frank Michael

    SURNAME Cser FORENAME Frank Michael UNIT 857 Bomber Squadron (492 Bomber Group) RANK Flight Officer - Bombardier NUMBER T-125564 DATE OF DEATH 10th October 1944 AGE 32 GRAVESITE Cambridge American Cemetery, Coton, Cambridgeshire, England. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 07.07.1912...
  2. CARPETBAGGERS Zwinge, Joseph W.,Jr

    SURNAME Zwinge FORENAME Joseph W.,Jr UNIT 857 Bomber Squadron (492 Bomber Group) RANK NUMBER 39412668 DATE OF DEATH 9th October 1944 AGE GRAVESITE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from San Andreas,Calaveras County,California radio operator B-24 test flight crashed near...
  3. CARPETBAGGERS Villelli, Frank A.

    SURNAME Villelli FORENAME Frank A. UNIT 857 Bomber Squadron (492 Bomber Group) RANK Staff Sergeant NUMBER 37563633 DATE OF DEATH 9th October 1944 AGE 19 GRAVESITE Fort Snelling National Cemetery,South Minneapolis,Minnesota Section C-1 Site 7472 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...
  4. CARPETBAGGERS Pitsenbarger, Elmer D.

    SURNAME Pitsenbarger FORENAME Elmer D. UNIT 857 Bomber Squadron (492 Bomber Group) RANK First Lieutenant NUMBER 0-699724 DATE OF DEATH 9th October 1944 AGE GRAVESITE Cambridge American Cemetery,England Plot E Row 3 Grave 9 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Dallas County,Iowa...
  5. CARPETBAGGERS Nendel, James D.

    SURNAME Nendel FORENAME James D. UNIT 857 Bomber Squadron (492 Bomber Group) RANK Second Lieutenant NUMBER 0-553334 DATE OF DEATH 9th October 1944 AGE GRAVESITE Cambridge American Cemetery,England Plot E Row 1 Grave 80 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Klamath County,Oregon...
  6. CARPETBAGGERS Farris, Presley E.

    SURNAME Farris FORENAME Presley E. UNIT 857 Bomber Squadron (492 Bomber Group) RANK Technical Sergeant NUMBER 35128655 DATE OF DEATH 9th October 1944 AGE GRAVESITE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Laurel County,Kentucky engineer B-24 test flight crashed near...
  7. CARPETBAGGERS Bliss, Jack M.

    SURNAME Bliss FORENAME Jack M. UNIT 857 Bomber Squadron (492 Bomber Group) RANK Flight Officer NUMBER T-125474 DATE OF DEATH 9th October 1944 AGE GRAVESITE Cambridge American Cemetery,England Plot E Row 2 Grave 22 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Los Angeles,California...
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