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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...

  • 68th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Carl Adams

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 16 August 1944. Shot down 18 October 1944 in AC #4250596. Killed in Action (KIA). B-24 was 'Flak Magnet'

  • Byron Davis

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Gunner/Togglier | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined squad 16 August 1944. Shot down 18 October 1944 in AC #4250596. Killed in Action (KIA). Plane was 'Flak Magnet'

  • Charles Dolan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 9/13/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 10/18/44 (Leverkusen). Pilot: Lehnhausen, E. Plane was B-24 'Flak Magnet' #4250596

  • Ernest Fuxa

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 8/16/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 10/18/44 (Leverkusen). Pilot: E. Lehnhausen. Plane was 'Flak Magnet' #4250596

  • Noah Gunter

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 8/16/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 10/18/44 (Leverkusen). Pilot: Lehnhausen, E. Plane was 'Flak Magnet' #4250596

  • Richard Haynam

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Flight Enginee/Top Turret Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 8/16/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 10/18/44 (Leverkusen). Pilot: Lehnhausen, E. Plane was B-24 'Flak Magnet' #4250596

  • Edward Lehnhausen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 8/16/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 10/18/44 (Leverkusen). Plane was B-24 'Flak Magnet' #4250596 ...

  • Leonard Witkin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed near Aachen in B-24 'Flak Magnet' #4250596

  • William Young

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Right Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Crashed near Aachen in B-24 'Flak Magnet' #4250596

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

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) 4364 TB Buttinge, Netherlands 18 October 1944

Revisions

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

MACR 9654 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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