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42-7642

B-24 Liberator

Suffered a landing gear collapse on 11 May 1944

Service

Units

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 506th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Herbert Bayless

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot; Co-Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 2 December 1944 in B-24 42-50766. Killed in Action (KIA). ...

  • James Bolger

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Marvin Bolton

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator / Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Richard Boykin

    Military | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Joseph Bumbicka

    Military | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • James Clements

    Military | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Elmer Hagner

    Military | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Claude Horner

    Military | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Wade Huggins

    Military | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Sylvester Hunn

    Military | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

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Missions

  • 8th Air Force 233 BIG WEEK - DAY 5

    24 February 1944
    BIG WEEK resumes with full intensity against the German aircraft industry. Bomber tactics are changed slightly in that each Air Division will be directed at more widely dispersed primary targets whoch it is thought will frustrate concentration...

  • 8th Air Force 250

    6 March 1944
    The industrial areas of Berlin and Genshagen, Germany are the primary targets for this mission. A combined force of 730 heavy bombers are despatched from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions. The despatch from 3rd Air Division bombs Targets of Opportunity in...

  • 8th Air Force 259

    15 March 1944
    The industrial areas of the secondary target of Brunswick, Germany. A combined force of 344 heavy bombers from 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions are despatched. Mission Summary follows: ...

  • 8th Air Force 298

    11 April 1944

  • 545

    12 August 1944

Places

  • Shipdham

    Military site : airfield
    Shipdham was built in 1941-1942, the first US heavy bomber airfield in the English county of Norfolk. It was a standard design, with T2-type hangars and a domestic site dispersed to the south east. Improvements were carried out to increase the number...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 November 2019 11:33:12 general ira snapsorter Changes to mission associations
Sources

Information from the 44th Bomb Group Loading Lists at Rootsweb via William Mulholland.

Date Contributor Update
19 November 2019 11:39:22 Emily Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

B-24 Best Web

Person and missions associations made based off information on crew loading list for William Mullholland

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