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".
Units served with
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...
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...
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...
||Louisville, KY, USA
||29 August 1915
|Killed in Action (KIA)
||31 July 1944
||Allentown, Rhode Island, USA
||Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial