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42-50381

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

  • Conrad Bettley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Navigator, Radar | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • John Borah

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 5/23/44. Completed tour 2/10/45. Trans/70 RD 2/13/45. ...

  • Wilbert Couvillion

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined squad 17 August 1944. Shot down 18 October 1944 in AC #4250381. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Richard Davis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined squad 17 August 1944. Shot down 18 October 1944 in AC #4250381. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Julian Dayball

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 8/17/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 10/18/44 (Leverkusen). Had mid air collision in B-24 #4250381

  • Ivan Fink

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer, Top Turret Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 8/17/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 10/18/44 (Leverkusen). Pilot: Dayball.

  • 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. ...

  • Norman Linville

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 6/19/43. DS/Tunis 9/19/43. Returned to base via ATC 10/4/43. DS/? 7/4/44. Completed tour 8/13/44. Trans/12 RCD 8/13/44. Pilot: Gildart. Fw 190 destroyed 1/21/44.

  • Robert Phillips

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed near Petegan in B-24 #4250381

  • John Shea

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed near Petegan in B-24 #4250381

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Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Belgium 18 October 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:52 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 10140 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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