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Thomas Loyd Bartley

Military

Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 41-29513. Returned to base.

Lloyd was the twin of Boyd both gunners with 506th Sqdn 44th BG. and unusually by their own request - both serving on Lt. Hruby's crew. When the plane was downed in the North Sea and they were rescued by the Royal Navy one British seaman administering the 'rubdowns' couldn't believe his eyes thinking he'd attended the same man twice over.

Service

People

  • Fount Bartley

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 41-29513. Returned to base. ...

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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...

  • 506th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 36-149

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    The initial flight of the aircraft took place on 2-Dec-36, but with Stan Umstead, five days later nosed over during landed but was not too badly damaged. Delivered 49BS/2BG Langley 1-Mar-37; 4000 Base Unit Wright Fd 1938; transferred 19BG March Fd, Oct...

  • 42-95209 Sabrina III

    B-24 Liberator
    Sabrina III, #42-95209, 506 Sq. was built at the Ford Willow Run plant and first flown in combat by the Richard Hruby crew. Her 106 missions were an amazing record for any B-24 at a time when 15 missions were about average. ...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Indiahoma, Oklahoma 17 May 1922
Died Sand Springs, OK 2 August 1995

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 April 2021 03:10:25 Adam Bartley Changes to service number
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AAF

Date Contributor Update
08 April 2021 03:05:08 Adam Bartley Changes to events
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Grandfather

Date Contributor Update
08 April 2021 02:02:16 Adam Bartley Changes to awards
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Grandfather

Date Contributor Update
07 April 2021 21:22:50 Adam Bartley Changes to nickname
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Grandfather

Date Contributor Update
07 April 2021 21:12:26 Adam Bartley Changes to middlename, awards, events and aircraft associations
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https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/11777450/thomas-loyd-bartley

Date Contributor Update
04 December 2019 14:50:38 general ira snapsorter Changes to middlename, biography and aircraft associations
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Biography completed by historian Helen Millgate. Information sourced from correspondence files and articles related to the service of Thomas Lloyd Bartley.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:03 AAM AAM ingest
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roll of Honor

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