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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...

  • 506th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Marvin Bolton

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator / Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • George Davis

    Military | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Maurice Dyer

    Military | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Navigator Maurice was crewed up in Topeka Kansas; it was also there that he met his future wife. They sailed over on the 'Queen Elizabeth' arriving in Glasgow on 11th November 1943. Initially assigned to the 506th Sqdn they were transferred to the 66th...

  • Wade Elliott

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Mechanic, Aerial gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Assigned to the 44th Bomb Group as a ground crewman, and arrived in England in May 1943 on board Queen Mary. ...

  • J Grow

    Military | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Norbert Heger

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • William Mulholland

    Military | Sergeant | Instrument Specialist, Mechanic, Aerial Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Bill went on flight status at the age of 30. He acquired the nickname "The Count" or "Count Nickels" after telling the other flyers tales of working in the NYC subway System where he said the change booth attendant was called "Count Nickels." ...

  • Joseph Ray

    Military | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Frederick Thompson

    Military | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Henry Williams

    Military | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 264

    18 March 1944
    The German aircraft industries and aie depots are the main objectives of this mission. A combined total of 738 heavy bombers from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions are despatched to bomb the German aircraft industries at Oberpfaffenhofen and...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 November 2019 12:00:17 general ira snapsorter Changes to person associations
Sources

Based on information from Rootsweb via William Mulholland.

Date Contributor Update
19 November 2019 09:26:51 Emily Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, unit associations, person associations and mission associations
Sources

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