Flak damage to the tail of Pappy Moore's B-24D - 5 - CO - Code Letter L - SN # 41-23817, named, 'Suzy Q'. Howard "Pappy" Moore was the 44th Bomb Group's 67th Bomb Squadron's CO. 'Suzy Q' was a B-24 -D-5-CO # 41-23817 Code letter L . "Suzy Q' flew on the Ploesti mission commanded by Col. Leon Johnson. It was later lost on a bombing mission over Foggia, Italy. - Lost Aug 16, 1943.
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The battle-damaged tail of a B-24 Liberator ( serial number 41-23817) of the 44th Bomb 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...
The B-24D, named, 'Suzy Q', flown by Pilot Lt. Robert I. Brown and commanded by Col. Leon Johnson, led the 44th Bomb Group on the Aug 1, 1943 Ploesti raid and was the most famous ship of the 67th Squadron. The plane was lost on Aug 16, 1943 on a...