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42-95561

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...

  • 66th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Austin Byrne

    Military | Captain | Command Pilot, Pilot, Mission | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down by flak and crashed at Hamburg in B-24 #4295561

  • Vernon Forseth

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Hamburg on 8/6/44 in B-24 #4295561. Was on his 25th mission and survived 8 months in a German prison camp. Held at Stalag Luft III, he was one of the 11,000 prisoners forced to march from Sagan to...

  • Percy Gaudin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Hamburg on 8/6/44 in B-24 #4295561 POW

  • William Goo

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Paul Greno

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed at Hamburg in B-24 #4295561

  • Douglas Hobbs

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Hamburg on 8/6/44 in B-24 #4295561 POW

  • Emmett Jr

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • James Kenna

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Raymond Kovach

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Hamburg on 8/6/44 in B-24 #4295561 POW

  • Vincent Leroux

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Mickey Operator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

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Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 6 August 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 September 2018 15:15:44 NJKovach Changes to nicknames
Sources

The plane's nickname was The "Stormy Weather" based on the MACR

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 8081 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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