Date: 1945 Feb 06/06 A/C Type: B-24 J  Liberator SN: 42-50505 Code: A/C Nickname: The Gremlins Roost
 File: 344 Airforce: USAAF Sqn/Unit: 93 BG - 330 BS Mission/Raid: Magdeburg
1 Pilot 1Lt. Howard E. Jennings 9 RWG  
2 Co-pilot 2Lt. Ralph F. Sanderson 10 TG T/Sgt. Martin H. Rubin
3 Nav. 2Lt. William E. Schoephoester 11    
4 B T/Sgt. Kenneth E. Massa 12    
5 E T/Sgt Adrian N. Tatum 13    
6 RO S/Sgt. Alfred Midgley Jr 14    
7 BTG S/Sgt. Arthur S. Humpreys        KIA 15    
8 LWG S/Sgt. Vance K. Jeffers         WIA - KIA 16                    

Hit by Flak over the Dutch North Sea coastline on route to Magdeburg. Flak-shell exploded in the root of the left wing at an altitude of 22.000 ft. All crew had to jump out fast south of Alkmaar. Crew 9. Two dead, seven POW

Crew photo:

Our file on this aircraft. Cemetery Akersloot-West Graftdijk:

Nose art The Gremlins Roost, site B24bestweb:

Nose art, photo 2:


Above image shows Lake Alkmaardermeer (left above) and parts of the bomber going into waterway 'Noordhollands Canal' that runs towards Alkmaar.
The white puffs below in the photo are floating parachutes. Above right is the Dutch North Sea coast line.  

© ZZairwar (Zuyder Zee Air War)