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41-29172

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

  • Colman Bogart

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Ladislao Castro

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    On 8 Mar 1944, B-24 #41-29172 'Lucky Strike' was hit by flak over the target of Friedrichshafen, GR and on the return flight and crashed SW of Abbeville, FR after the crew baled out. Evaded.

  • Norman Day

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

  • Raymond Houghtby

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    On 8 Mar 1944, B-24 #41-29172 'Lucky Strike' was hit by flak over the target of Friedrichshafen, GR and on the return flight and crashed SW of Abbeville, FR after the crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Thomas Jr

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

  • James Lewis

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    On 8 Mar 1944, B-24 #41-29172 'Lucky Strike' was hit by flak over the target of Friedrichshafen, GR and on the return flight and crashed SW of Abbeville, FR after the crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Frank Phillips

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    On 8 Mar 1944, B-24 #41-29172 'Lucky Strike' was hit by flak over the target of Friedrichshafen, GR and on the return flight and crashed SW of Abbeville, FR after the crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • George Ramsey

    Military | Navigator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    On 8 Mar 1944, B-24 #41-29172 'Lucky Strike' was hit by flak over the target of Friedrichshafen, GR and on the return flight and crashed SW of Abbeville, FR after the crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Louis Safranek

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    On 8 Mar 1944, B-24 #41-29172 'Lucky Strike' was hit by flak over the target of Friedrichshafen, GR and on the return flight and crashed SW of Abbeville, FR after the crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Wayne Warren

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    On 8 Mar 1944, B-24 #41-29172 'Lucky Strike' was hit by flak over the target of Friedrichshafen, GR and on the return flight and crashed SW of Abbeville, FR after the crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Austria 18 March 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 18:25:33 Bill Morris Changes to nicknames
Sources

www.b24bestweb.com via Fort Worth Aviation Museum

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 3404 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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