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41-29544

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

  • Charles Banning

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined 28 February 1944. Shot down 11 July 1944 in AC 41-29544, Munich. Killed in Action. AMC Wall of Missing. Pilot: Bonnet. Me 109 damaged 6/22/44

  • George Belsky

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined squad 8 December 1943. WIA 7 July 1944 (Bernberg). Shot down 11 July 1944 in AC #4129544, (Munich). Killed in Action (KIA). Pilot: Bonnet.

  • Alfred Bonnett

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined squad 28 February 1944. Shot down and injured 11 July 1944 in AC #4129544. Rescued by British destroyer. Returned to base. Trans to ZOI 9 August 1944.

  • Richard Butler

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Airplane Mechanic-Gunner, Right Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined squad 8 June 1942. ETO/Queen Mary 5 September 1942. Trans to combat 1 April 1943. WIA 14 May 1943. Returned to combat 6 November 1943. Shot down 11 July 1944 in A/C #41-29544, Killed in Action (KIA). Ditched in Channel. Pilot: Bonnet. ...

  • James Garvey

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 6/19/43. DS/Tunis 9/19/43. Returned to base 10/12/43. Injured 7/11/44 (Munich). Rescued by British Destroyer. Trans 4144 Hosp 9/19/44. Evacuated to USA. Pilot: Bonnet. ...

  • 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. ...

  • Edward Kushinski

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer, Top Turret Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 4/9/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 7/11/44 (Munich). Pilot: Bonnet.

  • Donald McCandless

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Nose Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 10/8/43. Killed in Action (KIA) 7/11/44 (Munich). Pilot: Bonnett. in B-24 'Flak Alley II' #4129544 Hit by flak and ditched in channel

  • Olaf Olsen

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    RTD. Damaged by flak and ditched in channel on 7/11/44 in B-24 'Flak Alley II' 41-29544.

  • Thurston Van Dyke

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 11 July 1944 in AC #4129544. Rescued by British destroyer. Returned to base.

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Over Water (OW) English Channel 11 July 1944

Revisions

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

MACR 8250 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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