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Prisoners of War of the 44th Bomb Group at Stalag Luft III with a USAAF insginia made of stones. Left to right : Bob Walker, Wayne Gotke, Bob McPhillamey, Bill Wockenfuss, Leo Frazier, John Mooney.

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  • 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...

People

  • Leo Frazier

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator

  • Wayne Gotke

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down 26 February 1943 in B-24D #41-23777 'Maisey', 44BG/66BS while serving as Navigator. He baled out and was captured as a Prisoner of War (POW). ...

  • Robert McPhillamey

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down 26 February 1943 in B-24D 41-23804 'Sad Sack', 44BG/66BS while serving as Pilot on a mission to bomb the port facilities as Wilhelmshaven, Germany. The aircraft was attacked by fighters near the Initial Point (IP) which caused the loss of 2...

  • John Mooney

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Shot down 26 February 1943 in B-24D 41-23804 'Sad Sack', 44BG/66BS while serving as Bombardier on a mission to bomb the port facilities as Wilhelmshaven, Germany. The aircraft was attacked by fighters near the Initial Point (IP) which caused the loss...

  • Robert Walker

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Wilhelmshaven 22-Mar-43 in B-24 41-23832 'Maggie'; hit by flak in the target area, lost altitude and fell out of the formation, attacked by fighters. Crashed into North Sea, vicinity of Alte...

  • Wilbur Wockenfuss

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Shot down 26 February 1943 in B-24D 41-23804 'Sad Sack', 44BG/66BS while serving as Co-Pilot on a mission to bomb the port facilities as Wilhelmshaven, Germany. The aircraft was attacked by fighters near the Initial Point (IP) which caused the loss of...

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Date Contributor Update
04 December 2014 10:44:42 Emily Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations
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