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42-100375

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 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...

  • 566th Bomb Squadron

    566th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Constituted 566th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 19 Dec. 1942. Activated on 24 Dec. 1942. Inactivated on 13 Sept. 1945. Campaigns: Air Offensive, Europe; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air...

People

  • John Allen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak on the return from a mission to Erkner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944 in B-24J #42-100375. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Clyde Baker

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 389th Bomb Group

  • Raymond Hall

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak on the return from a mission to Erkner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944 in B-24J #42-100375. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • William Hughes

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak on the return from a mission to Erkner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944 in B-24J #42-100375. Prisoner of War (POW). Flew on "Captain a POW

  • James Keeffe

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Co-Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    James Keeffe Jr.'s biography and time in service is the subject of the book “Two Gold Coins and a Prayer” written by James H. Keeffe III, his son. It is available from a number of book outlets. ...

  • James McArthur

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak on the return from a mission to Erkner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944 in B-24J #42-100375. Prisoner of War (POW). ...

  • Kenneth Miller

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak on the return from a mission to Erkner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944 in B-24J #42-100375. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Raymond Moulton

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier, Bombardier; Navigator | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak on the return from a mission to Erkner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944 in B-24J #42-100375. Prisoner of War (POW). Flew 5 missions including Berlin and Gotha on 2/24/44. this waas the most costly mission ever flown by the 8th AF in lost planes...

  • Hugh Smith

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak on the return from a mission to Erkner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944 in B-24J #42-100375. Prisoner of War (POW). POW & Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Donald Stevens

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak on the return from a mission to Erkner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944 in B-24J #42-100375. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 8 March 1944

Revisions

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

MACR 2959 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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