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42-95193

B-24 Liberator

Known as 193 I-Bar, this aircraft was received by the 67th squadron, 44th bomb group on 6 June 1944 and survived 83 missions to be returned to the Zone of the Interior (USA) on 27 May 1945. The picture is of Sgt. Jack L. Booth, 193 I-Bar's tail gunner with the 67th 14 June 1944 until 3 August 1944, doing a little house keeping. The photo is from my father Radio Operator/Gunner T/Sgt Woodrow Peterson who flew all 30 of his missions with Sgt. Booth as members of the Lt. William Gilbert Crew.

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People

  • Joe Beane

    Military | Bombardier | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Jack Booth

    Military | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Leslie Collins

    Military | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Charles Cudd

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Flew on 'JBar' flew 35 missions, pilot was Gilbert

  • William Gilbert

    Military | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Frank Jewell

    Military | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Phillip Lardiers

    Military | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Woodrow Peterson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator/Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    T/Sgt. Woodrow "Woody" Peterson joined the AAF to have a choice how he would fight the war. He went to pilot training, but washed out and was sent to gunnery school in Kingman Arizona. After gunnery school, his intelligence got him sent to radio...

  • Ralph Thompson

    Military | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Junior Vaughan

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Purple Heart, 5 Air Medals

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...

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Date Contributor Update
23 January 2016 00:29:42 Fishguy Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, unit associations, person associations and place associations
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Memories written, photographic and oral from my father T/Sgt Woodrow Peterson, RO/G with the 67th of the 44th from 30 May to 03 August 1944 who flew 20 of his 30 missions in this aircraft.
8thairforce.com, The 44th Bomb Group in World War II, The Log of the Liberators

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