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44-40439

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 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...

  • 566th Bomb Squadron

    566th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Constituted 566th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 19 Dec. 1942. Activated on 24 Dec. 1942. Inactivated on 13 Sept. 1945. Campaigns: Air Offensive, Europe; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air...

People

  • Edward Balin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Wolfenbuttel in B-24 'Shady Lady' #44-40439

  • George Crock

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Wolfenbuttel in B-24 'Shady Lady' #44-40439 on 31 Mar 1945. ...

  • Elmer Empia

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 389th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Wolfenbuttel in B-24 'Shady Lady' 44-40439

  • Benjamin Espinoza

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Wolfenbuttel in B-24 'Shady Lady' #44-40439

  • Philip Field

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Wolfenbuttel in B-24 'Shady Lady' #44-40439

  • Earl Housley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Wolfenbuttel in B-24 'Shady Lady' #44-40439

  • Jimmie Lucas

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Wolfenbuttel in B-24 'Shady Lady' #44-40439

  • Francis Ryan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 389th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Wolfenbuttel in B-24 'Shady Lady' #44-40439

  • John Ward

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Wolfenbuttel in B-24 'Shady Lady' #44-40439

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 31 March 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 August 2015 00:35:34 466thHistorian Changes to nicknames
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:48 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 13725 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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