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41-29544

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

  • Charles Banning

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined 28 February 1944. Shot down 11 July 1944 in AC #4129544, Munich. Killed in Action (KIA). AMC Wall of Missing. Pilot: Bonnet. Me 109 damaged 6/22/44

  • George Belsky

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined squad 8 December 1943. WIA 7 July 1944 (Bernberg). Shot down 11 July 1944 in AC #4129544, (Munich). Killed in Action (KIA). Pilot: Bonnet.

  • Alfred Bonnett

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined squad 28 February 1944. Shot down and injured 11 July 1944 in AC #4129544. Rescued by British destroyer. Returned to base. Trans to ZOI 9 August 1944.

  • Richard Butler

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Airplane Mechanic-Gunner, Right Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined squad 8 June 1942. ETO/Queen Mary 5 September 1942. Trans to combat 1 April 1943. WIA 14 May 1943. Returned to combat 6 November 1943. Shot down 11 July 1944 in AC #4129544. Killed in Action (KIA). Ditched in Channel. Pilot: Bonnet. ...

  • Thurston Dyke

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 11 July 1944 in AC #4129544. Rescued by British destroyer. Returned to base.

  • James Garvey

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 6/19/43. DS/Tunis 9/19/43. Returned to base 10/12/43. Injured 7/11/44 (Munich). Rescued by British Destroyer. Trans 4144 Hosp 9/19/44. Evacuated to USA. Pilot: Bonnet. ...

  • Charles Gordon

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier/Navigator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Charles Gordon flew 17 missions as a navigator and 18 as a bombardier with the 44th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Shipdham, England. ...

  • Edward Kushinski

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer, Top Turret Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 4/9/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 7/11/44 (Munich). Pilot: Bonnet.

  • Donald McCandless

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Nose Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 10/8/43. Killed in Action (KIA) 7/11/44 (Munich). Pilot: Bonnett. in B-24 'Flak Alley II' #4129544 Hit by flak and ditched in channel

  • Alaf Olsen

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    RTD Damaged by flak and ditched in channel on 7/11/44 in B-24 'Flak Alley II' #4129544

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Over Water (OW) English Channel 11 July 1944

Revisions

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

MACR 8250 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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