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42-100314

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Wesel with Crandell crew on JAG supply mission. Hit by ground fire, after dropping supplies, crashed into ground. 24-Mar-45 9 x KIA. MACR 13601

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 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...

  • 564th Bomb Squadron
  • 67th Bomb Squadron
  • 68th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Walter Battenberg

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Crandell crew. On mission to Munich on 1-Mar-45, encountered heavier than forecast headwinds on return. Baled out vicinity St Quentin, France. RTD. Failed to Return (FTR) Wesel in B-24 42-100314 'Kay Bar' 24-Mar-45...

  • James Brown

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Crandell crew. On mission to Munich on 1-Mar-45, encountered heavier than forecast headwinds on return. Baled out vicinity St Quentin, France. RTD. Failed to Return (FTR) Wesel in B-24 42-100314 'Kay Bar' 24-Mar-45...

  • Leonard Crandell

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    1st Lieutenant Leonard J. Crandell was born 3-Sep-18. His next of kin was his wife, Lavern Crabb. Also listed in his file are his mother, Elsie Crandell, and his daughter, Janice Sue Crandell. In addition, a brother, Staff Sergeant Ralph J. Crandell,...

  • William Croll

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Crandell crew. On mission to Munich on 1-Mar-45, encountered heavier than forecast headwinds on return. Baled out vicinity St Quentin, France. RTD. Failed to Return (FTR) Wesel in B-24 42-100314 'Kay Bar' 24-Mar-45...

  • Larry Feeney

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Crandell crew. On mission to Munich on 1-Mar-45, encountered heavier than forecast headwinds on return. Baled out vicinity St Quentin, France. RTD. Failed to Return (FTR) Wesel in B-24 42-100314 'Kay Bar' 24-Mar-45...

  • Irvin Germolus

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Crandell crew. On mission to Munich on 1-Mar-45, encountered heavier than forecast headwinds on return. Baled out vicinity St Quentin, France. RTD. Failed to Return (FTR) Wesel in B-24 42-100314 'Kay Bar' 24-Mar-45...

  • William Hummer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    2nd Lieutenant William M. Hummer was born 4-Nov-23, and was the son of John and Beatrice Hummer. He was from Mine Hill, New Jersey. Joined the Crandell crew as a replacement for 2nd Lt Bertil Carlberg. He was the Navigator aboard B-24 42-100314 'Kay...

  • Robert Ogilive

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Crandell crew. On mission to Munich on 1-Mar-45, encountered heavier than forecast headwinds on return. Baled out vicinity St Quentin, France. RTD. Failed to Return (FTR) Wesel in B-24 42-100314 'Kay Bar' 24-Mar-45...

  • James Powell

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

  • James Roach

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Crandell crew. On mission to Munich on 1-Mar-45, encountered heavier than forecast headwinds on return. Baled out vicinity St Quentin, France. RTD. Failed to Return (FTR) Wesel in B-24 42-100314 'Kay Bar' 24-Mar-45...

Missions

Places

  • Shipdham

    Military site : airfield
    Shipdham was built in 1941-1942, the first US heavy bomber airfield in the English county of Norfolk. It was a standard design, with T2-type hangars and a domestic site dispersed to the south east. Improvements were carried out to increase the number...

Events

Event Location Date
Assigned Shipdam, UK 1944 – 24 March 1945

Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Wesel, Germany 24 March 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) Wesel with Crandell crew 24-Mar-45 9 x KIA. MACR 13601

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 January 2020 18:25:46 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, description, events, unit associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/42028102

Date Contributor Update
28 July 2016 03:44:08 466thHistorian Changes to nicknames, markings and unit associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com/kaybar.htm

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 13601 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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