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Emil Berry Jr

Military

Killed in Action (KIA). Shot down by flak and crashed at Dudweiler in B-24 Hula Wahine II 42-52467.

"The Liberator “Hula Wahina II” of pilot Emil Berry was hit by flak over Ludwigshafen on 31 July 1944. The crew members parachuted along the line Idar-Oberstein - St. Wendel - Saarbrücken out of their bomber. Waist gunner Rudy Huddleston landed near Idar-Oberstein (Birkenfeld County), other crewmembers came down near Neunkirchen and Saarbrücken. Three of these men, among them the pilot, were shot by the SS in Saarbrücken. The empty ship hit the ground near Remereville (near Nancy) in France. Huddleston died in 1989".

Service

Units served with

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...

  • 564th Bomb Squadron
  • 704th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-28778

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Ludwigshaven. Hit by flak just after bombs away, causing a fire in the bomb bay and taking out #3 engine. A/C edged out of formation and dove straight down exploding in mid air and...

  • 42-52467 Hula Wahine II

    B-24 Liberator

Events

Event Location Date
Born Louisville, KY, USA 29 August 1915
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 31 July 1944
Enlisted Allentown, Rhode Island, USA
Buried Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 February 2019 13:41:29 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and events
Sources

http://www.flugzeugabstuerze-saarland.de/html/idar-oberstein.html

Date Contributor Update
30 September 2015 11:37:18 general ira snapsorter Changes to surname, middlename, suffix, highest rank, biography, events, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Merged with duplicate record to include details from:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
MACR 7826.
Burial detail from http://www.findagrave.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:06 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 7747 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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