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41-29471

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

  • Floyd Greene

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined squad 24 March 1944. Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #4129471. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Harold Koehler

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined squad 31 January 1944. Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #4129471. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • John LeVake

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined squad 24-Mar-44. Shot down 29-Apr-44 in B-24 #41-29471. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Lamar McWhorter

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined squad 24 March 1944. Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 41-29471. Killed in Action. PH

  • Lamer McWhorter

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Julius Naber

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #41-29471. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Albert Nome

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined squad 24 March 1944. Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #4129471. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Gilman Roberts

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #4129471. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Glenn Sweigart

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #4129471. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Homer Tiller

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #4129471. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

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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) Germany 29 April 1944

Revisions

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

MACR 4472 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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