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42-99966

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

  • Marvin Crouse

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined squad 5 March 1944. Shot down 7 July 1944 in AC #4299966. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Donald Fahey

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 5/5/44. Prisoner of War (POW) 7/7/44 (Bernberg). Pilot: Weaver. Shot down by fighters and crashed near Valte in B-24 'Full House' #42-99966 POW

  • Joseph Gniadek

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner, Top Turret Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 5/5/44. Prisoner of War (POW) 7/7/44 (Bernberg). Pilot: Weaver. Crashed near Valte in B-24 'Full House' Prisoner of War (POW)

  • 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. ...

  • Stanley Nalipa

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 3/5/44. ...

  • Lawrence Platt

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Prisoner of War (POW). Shot down by flak and crashed near Valte on 7/7/44 in B-24 'Full House' 42-99966. POW

  • Robert Reed

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by fighters and crashed near Valte in B-24 'Full House' #4299966 on 7/7/44 POW

  • Walter Shambarger

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Valte in B-24 'Full House' #4299966 on 7/7/44 Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Loren Voight

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by fighters and crashed near Valte on 7/7/44 in B-24 'Full House' 42-99966

  • Ted Weaver

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Valte in B-24 'Full House' Prisoner of War (POW) on 7/7/44 POW

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 7 July 1944

Revisions

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

MACR 7353 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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