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41-29139

B-24 Liberator

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...

  • 68th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Michael Crawford

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined squad 8 October 1943. Shot down 18 November 1943 in B-24 #4129139. Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • William Gentry

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined 68th BS 8 October 1943. Shot down 18 November 1943 in B-24 #4129139. Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • James Hansen

    Military | Bombardier | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 18 November 1943 in B-24 #4129139. Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Robert Hardwick

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined 68th BS 8 October 1943. Shot down 18 November 1943 in B-24 #4129139. Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • William Hess

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 18 November 1943 in B-24 #4129139. Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Milton Hester

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined 68th BS 8 October 1943. Shot down 18 November 1943 in B-24 #4129139. Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Edward Mitchell

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Edward Mitchell served as a pilot with the 67th Bomb Squadron of the 44th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Shipdham, England. ...

  • Billie Myers

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined 68th BS/ 8 October 1943. Shot down 18 November 1943 in B-24 #4129139. Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Henry O'Hara

    Military | Ball Turret Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 18 November 1943 in B-24 #4129139. Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Richard Osburn

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 18 November 1943 in B-24 #4129139. Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

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

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Norway 18 November 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 1381 / MACR 15421 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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