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Extract from Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF) for Lieutenant Maxwell W Sullivan of the 44th Bomb Group researched by historian Bill Beigel. The file contains copies of primary documents that discuss the return of personal effects, circumstances and causes of death, and memorialisation of the fallen airman.

If you require access to the full, unedited file please contact Bill Beigel via his website, www.ww2research.com, or the AAM Team at aamwebsite@iwm.org.uk

Connections

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

  • Maxwell Sullivan

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down 27 January 1943 in B-24D 41-23776 'Spirit of '76' while serving as Pilot.Killed in Action (KIA). Target was Wilhelmshaven, but weather conditions were poor. Plane was attacked by FW 190s, caught on fire, exploded and crashed on Terschelling...

Aircraft

  • 41-23776 Spirit of 76

    B-24 Liberator
    On 27-Jan-43 B-24D 41-23776 "Spirit of 76" was on a mission to bomb the naval installation at Wilhelmshaven, Germany. The pilot was unable to located the target due to weather and navigation problems. The aircraft was attacked by fighters and shot down...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 May 2015 09:36:11 Emily Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF) researched and donated by Bill Beigel: www.ww2research.com

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