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42-95021

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...

  • 67th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Veryl Duwe

    Military | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Lester Hundelt

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Insufficient power on T/O, hit fence at departure end of r/w severing hydraulic lines. Returned with full bomb and gas load, touched down about on the numbers at 115mph, ran off departure end, crossed three small ditches, a road, a deep ditch, and...

  • Charles Mercer

    Military | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Lewis Vance

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-24 #42110042. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Winchester

    Military | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

Missions

  • 336

    3 May 1944

  • 342A

    7 May 1944

  • 344

    8 May 1944

  • 347

    9 May 1944

  • 350

    11 May 1944

  • 355

    13 May 1944

  • 364

    23 May 1944

  • 367

    24 May 1944

  • 370

    25 May 1944
    First mission. Up at 5:00 AM and back at 11:00. Good hit on marshaling yards. Our plane was hit but no-one in our crew was hit.

  • 373

    27 May 1944

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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
First 44th BG Mission Wizernes, France 3 May 1944
Final 44th BG Mission Landshut, Germany 16 April 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 January 2016 20:44:42 466thHistorian Changes to events, person associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.8thairforce.com/44thbg/search/aircraft_detail.asp

Date Contributor Update
18 January 2016 20:07:50 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

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