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Engine Consolidated B-24 Liberator

This engine is located at the Nieuwland Erfgoedcentrum. It was dug out in 1975.

This American bomber (Type H, reg. nr. 42-7638, 8ste Airforce Division) was hit by German FLAK and crashed into the IJssel-lake. Only the co-pilot, Charles Taylor, survived the crash and became POW.

He was present when the wreck was lifted, Five of his comrades were still in the wreck.

The men who did not survive the crash:
Edward E. Birge - grave unknown
James C. Childers - Wall of Missing in Margraten
John H. Larson - Wall of Missing in Margraten
Gerald D. McCord - Netherlands Cemetery in Margaten
Kent F. Miller (commander) - grave unknown
Frank Pasavant - grave unknown
Stanley Pilch - Wall of Missing in Margraten
Donald E. Schaffer - Wall of Missing in Margraten
William J. Sheehan - Ardennes Cemetery in Neupre

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Source

  • Text: Corin Gelderblom & Michel Canninga
  • Photos: Michel Canninga

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