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42-50733

B-24 Liberator

Salvaged on 23 August 1944, after suffering a cracked spar.

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

  • Lawrence Cantwell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Charles Cash

    Military | Sergeant | Right waist gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Charles Eccleston

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

  • William Gurt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball turret gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Joseph Kodaj

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 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." ...

  • Robert Ryan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner / Bombardier | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Thomas Smith

    Military | Flight Officer | Pilot ; Co-Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 41-29513. Returned to base.

  • Floyd Stallsworth

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

  • Merle Stoefen

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer / top Turret gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    On 20 Jan 1944, B-24H 41-29182 overshot the runway on landing at Metfield on return from local training flight. RTD.

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Missions

  • 530

    8 August 1944

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

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 November 2019 12:06:09 Emily Changes to description and place associations
Sources

Joe Baugher

Date Contributor Update
19 November 2019 12:04:05 Emily Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, unit associations, person associations and mission associations
Sources

B-24 Best Web

Serial number, person and missions associations from crew loading list for William Mullholland

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