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  PB4Y-1 Liberator Bureau Number 31989  
USN
VB-102

Pilot  Lt. George H. S. Bonn, O-100055 USNR (MIA / KIA) DC
Crashed  April 7, 1943

Aircraft History
Built by Consolidated. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force as B-24D-35-CO Liberator Serial Number 42-40151. Assigned to U. S. Navy (USN) as PB4Y-1 Liberator bureau number 31952 to squadron VB-102. No known nickname or nose art.

Mission History
On April 7, 1943 took off from Kaneohe Airfield on Oahu on a night navigation mission. A few minutes later, it crashed into the sea roughly eight miles away, killing the crew of nine. The entire crew was officially declared Missing In Action (MIA).

Memorials
The entire crew was officially declared dead the day of the mission. All are memorialized at the courts of the missing at Punchbowl. Bonn on court 5.

References
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) -
Herbert S. Bonn
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) -
FindAGrave - LtJg Herbert S Bonn (courts of the missing photo)
FindAGrave -
USN Overseas Aircraft Loss List April 1943 PB4Y-1 31989 pilot George H. S. Bonn
Navy Serial Number Search Results PB4Y-1 31989
We Flew Alone covers this loss.

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Last Updated
January 5, 2018

 

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