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42-109822

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...

  • 68th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Robert Bray

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined squad 2 December 1943. Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #42-109822 'Townsend's Terrible Ten', Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Douglas Churchill

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined squad 8 October 1943. Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #42109822 'Townsend's Terrible Ten. ' Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Archie Clemons

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined squad 10 July 1943. Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #42109822 'Townsend's Terrible Ten. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Charles Gordon

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier/Navigator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Charles Gordon flew 17 missions as a navigator and 18 as a bombardier with the 44th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Shipdham, England. ...

  • Paul Jones

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • John Lyman

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 6/19/43. DS/Tunis 9/16/43. Returned to base via ATC on 10/4/43. Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #42109822 'Townsend's Terrible Ten. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Walter Nealon

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Bombardier, Bombardier; Togglier | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 4/10/42. ETO/Queen Mary 9/5/42. DS/Tunis 9/16/43. Returned to base 10/12/43. Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #42109822 'Townsend's Terrible Ten. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW Fw 190 destroyed 12/11/43, Me190 destroyed 2/24/44.

  • Raymond Townsend

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #42109822 'Townsend's Terrible Ten. ' Killed in Action (KIA). ...

  • Edwin Ward

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #42-109822 'Townsend's Terrible Ten', Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Raymond Wenke

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #42109822 'Townsend's Terrible Ten. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 8 April 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 3857 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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