I've found my dad's WWII information and crew.They were 8th Air Force, 2nd Air Division, 20th Bomb Wing, 448th Bomb Group, 713th Bomb Squadron, Crew No. 21.Here are their info and names:
B-24 SN 41-28602, 448th BG, 713th BS, radio. On April 25, 1944, the plane crash-landed atPayerne, Switzerland.The loss of the plane and crew was documented on Missing Air Crew Report MACR 4364.All of the crew survived and were interned in Switzerland.The plane was hit by anti-aircraft guns and caught fire.It was totally burned and scrapped.The names of the crew listed on the MACR are as follows:
Pilot, Lt Henry B. SCHROEDER Co-Pilot, 2Lt Lewis M. SARKOVICH Navigator, 2Lt Bruce E. CRANE Bombardier, 2Lt Jack R. SMITH (my dad) Nose Turret Gunner, S/Sgt Alfred B. MAINO Top Turret Gunner, T/Sgt Hugh O. RILEY Radio Operator, T/Sgt William W. HUSTON L. Waist Gunner, S/Sgt William E. SEIDEL R. Waist Gunner, S/Sgt Robert D. HILLER Tail Gunner, S/Sgt Francis W. SCARBROUGH
In the photo of the original crew in Sioux City, IA, prior to going to Seething, England,the Radio Operator is Moe ("Morris"?) N. LIEBMAN.
I'd love to hear from any of these men or their families!Becky