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42-7501

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 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...

  • 68th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Frederick Butler

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined squad 10 October 1943. Shot down by fighters on mission to Escalles-sur-Buchy, FR on 21 January 1944 in B-24H #42-7501. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Thomas Capizzi

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down by fighters on mission to Escalles-sur-Buchy, FR on 21 Jan 1944 in B-24H #42-7501. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Gordon Marcouiller

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Navigator of 41-24234, suffered a mid air collision with 42-7501 causing the shearing off the entire tail section of A/C causing it to crash, into the sea. Six parachutes were observed streaming out, but none survived. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 1501 ...

  • Alton Railing

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Crew member of 41-24234, suffered a mid air collision with 42-7501 causing the shearing off the entire tail section of A/C causing it to crash, into the sea. Six parachutes were observed streaming out, but none survived. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR...

  • Clarence Reeves

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down by fighters on mission to Escalles-sur-Buchy, FR on 21 Jan 1944 in B-24H #42-7501. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Milton Rosenblatt

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down by fighters on mission to Escalles-sur-Buchy, FR on 21 Jan 1944 in B-24H #42-7501. Evaded (EVD).

  • Andrew Ross

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down by fighters on mission to Escalles-sur-Buchy, FR on 21 Jan 1944 in B-24H #42-7501. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Clair Shaeffer

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down by fighters on mission to Escalles-sur-Buchy, FR on 21 January 1944 in B-24H #42-7501. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Charles Shockley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down by fighters on mission to Escalles-sur-Buchy, FR on 21 January 1944 in B-24H #42-7501. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • August Smaniotto

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down by fighters on mission to Escalles-sur-Buchy, France on 21 January 1944 in B-24H 42-7501. Prisoner of War. POW

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Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) France 21 January 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:03 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 2360 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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