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42-94952

B-24 Liberator

Crash-landed and caught fire at Clastres, France, 22 Sep 44, while on loan to 458th BG for truckin' operations.

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...

  • 506th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Edward Ayers

    Military | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Charles Conner

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 29 May 1944 in B-24 #4263962 'Princess. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Glen Hartzell

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | general maintenance, spare bomber gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • John McCaslin

    Military | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Maurice Steven

    Military | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Fred Stone

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    B-24H #42-95209 'Sabrina III'.

  • John Titter

    Military | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

Missions

  • 319A

    26 April 1944

  • 322

    27 April 1944

  • 350

    11 May 1944

  • 373

    27 May 1944

  • 455

    6 July 1944

  • 466

    11 July 1944
    More than 1000 planes bombed Munich. Flak cut our control cables to elevators and rudder. Flew back by wing trim tabs. Shippy spliced cables before landing. Nine hour ride. Flak hit Sgt Rollinger's oxygen mask and injured his nose and eyes.

  • 469

    12 July 1944
    Picked up a few flak holes. Overcast weather all the way. Another long ride. This makes 17 completed Missions.

  • 471

    13 July 1944

  • 514

    4 August 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...

  • Clastres Aerodrome

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
First 44th BG Combat Mission Gütersloh, Germany 26 April 1944
Final 44th BG Combat Mission Karlsruhe, Germany 8 September 1944
Crashed 02440 Clastres, France 22 September 1944

Crash landed, burned.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 February 2017 23:12:40 466thHistorian Changes to production block number, markings, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
18 February 2017 23:43:08 gish1893 Changes to nicknames
Sources

Glen Hartzell diary

Date Contributor Update
18 February 2017 23:42:22 gish1893 Changes to nicknames
Sources

Glen Hartzell diary

Date Contributor Update
18 February 2017 04:19:16 gish1893 Changes to media associations
Sources

B-24 Best Web
Info Contributor: Tom Brittan

Date Contributor Update
18 February 2017 04:14:48 gish1893 Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames and description
Sources

B-24 Best Web
Info Contributor: Tom Brittan

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