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44-40098

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

  • Homer Braswell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Trans to combat 18 July 1944. Shot down 24 August 1944 in AC #4440098. Killed in Action (KIA). Wounded so could not bail out. Pilot: Dittmer. Plane was B-24 Lone Ranger #4440098

  • Wayne Davis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 24 August 1944 in AC #4440098. Prisoner of War (POW). Plane was B-24 Lone Ranger

  • John Devich

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner, Top Turret Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 7/28/44. Prisoner of War (POW) 8/24/44 (Langenhagen). Pilot: Dittmer. Shot down at Stetterdorf in B-24 Lone Ranger #4440098 POW

  • Arthur Dittmer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 7/28/44. Killed in Action. 8/24/44 (Langenhagen), shot by the Gestapo. Shot down by flak and crashed at Stetterdorf in B-24 "Lone Ranger" 44-40098.

  • Grover Dobson

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd. 8/3/44. Prisoner of War (POW) 8/24/44 (Langenhagen). Pilot: Dittmer. Shot down by flak in B-24 Lone Ranger #4440098 POW

  • John Domogala

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Eugene Fogelstrom

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    B-24 41-28705. On mission to secondary target Saarbrucken, AC hit by flak that severed rudder control. CP bailed out prematurely and rest of crew returned to England after AC was brought under control. RTD. MACR 8186. ...

  • Raymond Gasperetti

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner, Right Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 8/3/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 8/24/44 (Langenhagen), shot by the Gestapo. Buried in Margarten Cemetery, Holland. Pilot: Dittmer. Plane was B-24 Lone Ranger #4440098

  • 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. ...

  • Arnold Grueber

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 7/28/44. Prisoner of War 8/24/44 (Langenhagen). Pilot: Dittmer. Crashed at Stetterdorf in B-24 "Lone Ranger" 44-40098. Returned after the war. POW

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Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 24 August 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:48 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 8273 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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