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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

  • Ernest Arnold

    Military | Sergeant | Engineer | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined squad 26 October 1944. Shot down 28 December 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • David Barth

    Military | Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined squad 26 October 1944. Killed in Action (KIA) 28 December 1944.

  • Jesse Bledsoe

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined squad 20 November 1944. Killed in Action (KIA) 28 December 1944.

  • John Borah

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 5/23/44. Completed tour 2/10/45. Trans/70 RD 2/13/45. ...

  • Nicholas Fidares

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 10/26/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 12/28/44 (Kaiserslautern) - crashed on return. Pilot: Bledsoe.

  • Theodore Frangos

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 9/13/44. DS/Station 113 10/27/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 12/28/44 (Kaiserslatern). Pilot: Bledose.

  • James Garrett

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 10/26/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 12/28/44 (Kaiserslautern). Pilot: Bledsoe.

  • Charles Gordon

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier/Navigator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Charles Gordon flew 17 missions as a navigator and 18 as a bombardier with the 44th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Shipdham, England. ...

  • Warren Griffith

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 10/25/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 12/28/44 (Kaiserslautern). Pilot: Bledsoe. ...

  • Willard Kiser

    Military | Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 10/26/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 12/28/44 (Kaiserslautern). Pilot: Bledsoe.

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Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 28 December 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 June 2015 16:07:17 A. van Erp Changes to nicknames
Sources

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Date Contributor Update
11 June 2015 16:00:27 A. van Erp Changes to person associations
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Date Contributor Update
11 June 2015 15:58:41 A. van Erp Changes to person associations
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Date Contributor Update
11 June 2015 15:57:47 A. van Erp Changes to person associations
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 15998 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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