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Calvin A Millerbis

Military

RTD

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People

  • Robert Stamos

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    On 4 October 1943, B-24 #42-72873 "Raggedy Ann II" was attacked head on by enemy fighters. Badly damaged, the plane begin to spin down and when Stamos gave the order to bail out, Navigator John A. Must and Bombardier Donald G. Campbell jumped out and...

Units served with

  • 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...

Aircraft

  • 42-72873 Raggedy Ann II, Star Spangled Hell

    B-24 Liberator
    A) On 4 October 1943, B-24D Serial #42-72873 of 44th Bomb Group, 67th Bomb Squadron was flying a Diversion over the North Sea, feigning attacks toward Wilhelmshaven and Emden. The purpose was to draw German fighters from the B-17 formations on their...

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Returned (RTD) North Sea 4 October 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:59 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5149 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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