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41-29431

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

  • James Beuoy

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Damaged by flak on a mission to Friedrichshafen, GR on 18 Mar 1944, B-24 #41-29431 'Shoo Shoo Baby' turned towards Switzerland and landed at Dubendorf. Interned.

  • George Boatman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Damaged by flak on a mission to Friedrichshafen, GR on 18 Mar 1944, B-24 #41-29431 'Shoo Shoo Baby' turned towards Switzerland and landed at Dubendorf. Interned.

  • Urah Hartman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • James Hunter

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Damaged by flak on a mission to Friedrichshafen, GR on 18 Mar 1944, B-24 #41-29431 'Shoo Shoo Baby' turned towards Switzerland and landed at Dubendorf. Interned.

  • Winston Irwin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Damaged by flak on a mission to Friedrichshafen, GR on 18 Mar 1944, B-24 #41-29431 'Shoo Shoo Baby' turned towards Switzerland and landed at Dubendorf. Interned. Escaped back to England late September 1944.

  • Paul Laux

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Damaged by flak on a mission to Friedrichshafen, GR on 18 Mar 1944, B-24 #41-29431 'Shoo Shoo Baby' turned towards Switzerland and landed at Dubendorf. Interned.

  • Grover Lawson

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Damaged by flak on a mission to Friedrichshafen, GR on 18 Mar 1944, B-24 #41-29431 'Shoo Shoo Baby' turned towards Switzerland and landed at Dubendorf. Interned.

  • Robert Libell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Damaged by flak on a mission to Friedrichshafen, GR on 18 Mar 1944, B-24 #41-29431 'Shoo Shoo Baby' turned towards Switzerland and landed at Dubendorf. Interned.

  • Peter Merisotis

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Damaged by flak on a mission to Friedrichshafen, GR on 18 Mar 1944, B-24 #41-29431 'Shoo Shoo Baby' turned towards Switzerland and landed at Dubendorf. Interned.

  • Wallace Northfelt

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Damaged by flak on a mission to Friedrichshafen, GR on 18 Mar 1944, B-24 #41-29431 'Shoo Shoo Baby' turned towards Switzerland and landed at Dubendorf. Interned.

Events

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

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 April 2015 02:01:46 Bill Morris Changes to media associations
Sources

www.b24bestweb.com via Fort Worth Aviation Museum

Date Contributor Update
07 April 2015 21:23:47 Bill Morris Changes to nicknames
Sources

www.b24bestweb.com via Fort Worth Aviation Museum
www.joebaugher.com via Fort Worth Aviation Museum

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

MACR 3405 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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