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41-29418

B-24 Liberator

crashed due to structural failure 21 Apr 1944, 1 mi NE Ringland Hills, England

The TURNIP TERMITE nose art was painted by Clayton Hutsell at the 486th Bomb Group at Sudbury, but the aircraft was transferred to Shipdham before he could put the name of TURNIP TERMITE on it. It was renamed PAPPY’S CHILLUN at the 44th.

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. ...

  • 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...

  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...

  • 68th Bomb Squadron
  • 835th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Edward Cole

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 3/14/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 4/21/44 (Hamm). Pilot: Havens. ...

  • Leon DelGrande

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 3/14/44. Ship exploded 4/21/44. Trans/93 BG 5/31/44. Completed tour 11/10/44. Pilot: Havens.

  • Roger Edmonson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Assistant Engineer | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 3/14/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 4/21/44 (Hamm). Pilot: Havens. ...

  • 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. ...

  • Forrest Havens

    Military | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Hartwell Higgins

    Military | Sergeant | Assistant Radio Operator/Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 3/14/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 4/21/44 (Hamm). Pilot: Havens. ...

  • George Houchins

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 3/14/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 4/21/44 (Hamm). Pilot: Havens. ...

  • Leonard Lambert

    Military | Sergeant | Engineer | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 3/14/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 4/21/44 (Hamm). Pilot:Havens. ...

  • Russell Taylor

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Turret Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Killed when Pappy’s Chillun, B-24H #42-29418, crashed during assembly. ”It was the opinion of the investigating board that the airplane picked up too much ice, was forced into a stall, and from there into a spin, when it fell apart.” (44thbombgroup.com...

  • Hal Wood

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Killed when Pappy’s Chillun, B-24H #42-29418, crashed during assembly. ”It was the opinion of the investigating board that the airplane picked up too much ice, was forced into a stall, and from there into a spin, when it fell apart.” (44thbombgroup.com...

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Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Taverham Mill Lakes 21 April 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 April 2020 18:42:42 jmoore43 Changes to unit associations
Sources

Added a unit connection to the 8th AF.

Date Contributor Update
01 May 2015 09:46:32 usxpat Changes to markings, description, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

http://www.486th.org/BS835/Munroe4.htm
Personal account by Clayton Hutsell: http://www.486th.org/BS835/Munroe4.htm

Date Contributor Update
30 April 2015 15:45:16 usxpat Changes to description
Sources

44th Bomb Group Roll of Honor at: http://www.8thairforce.com/44thbg/lundyroh.pdf

Date Contributor Update
26 April 2015 11:04:06 usxpat Changes to nicknames
Sources

http://eastangliamemorials.blogspot.co.uk/

Date Contributor Update
07 April 2015 02:26:18 Bill Morris Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description and unit associations
Sources

www.aviationarchaeology.co via Fort Worth Aviation Museum
B-24 Nose Art Name Directory by Wallace R. Forman via Fort Worth Aviation Museum

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