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Herman J Autry


Crash landed at RAF Lympne, Kent on return from target Furth, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-24H #41-29231 'Impatient Virgin'. RTD.



  • Keith Cookus

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. Pilot on Agathe d' Aliermont V1 site mission in B-24J 42-99970 'Liberty Belle' 21-Jan-44; RTD. MACR 8174. ...

  • 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...

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Units served with

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    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...

  • 67th Bomb Squadron


  • 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...

  • 41-29231 The Impatient Virgin

    B-24 Liberator
    Transferred to 389th Bomb Group, then to 448th Bomb Group, 714th Bomb Squadron. On 25 Feb 1944, B-24H #41-29231 'Impatient Virgin' crash landed at RAF Lympne, Kent on return from target Furth, GR.

Associated Place

  • Shipdham

    Military site : airfield
    Shipdham was built in 1941-1942, the first US heavy bomber airfield in the English county of Norfolk. It was a standard design, with T2-type hangars and a domestic site dispersed to the south east. Improvements were carried out to increase the number...


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


Date Contributor Update
26 October 2017 13:29:24 Lucy May Changes to highest rank, biography, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5149, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:00 AAM AAM ingest

MACR 5149 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database