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42-7544

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...

  • 67th Bomb Squadron

People

  • James Akins

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    James Akins was Co-Pilot of B-24 # 42-7544 of 44th Bomb Group / 67th Bomber Squadron when it was shot down by Flak and went low on fuel on return from the 1 December 1943 mission to Solingen. Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 1382. Akins initially managed...

  • Arthur Bayer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-24 #427544. Plane crashed into Channel. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Miles Cue

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

  • William Dolgin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-24 #427544. Plane crashed into Channel. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Henry Dzwonkowski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 1 December 1943 in 'Seed of Satan' B-24 #427544. Plane crashed into Channel. Evaded. Earlier October 1, 1943, on a mission to Weiner Neustadt, ac# 41-23779 '4-Q-2' was attacked by fighters. Lost #3 engine, radio and electric systems. Pilot...

  • Jack Foard

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-24 #427544. Plane crashed into Channel. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • 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. ...

  • Robert Knoll

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-24 #427544. Plane crashed into Channel. Prisoner of War (POW). Mission he was on was a raid to the Ruhr Valley. All men bailed out and were POW's at Stalagluft 3 in Germany. POW

  • William Morris

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-24 #427544. Plane crashed into Channel. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Edward Taylor

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-24 #427544 'Seed of Satan'. Plane crashed into Channel. Evaded. Earlier October 1, 1943, on a mission to Weiner Neustadt, ac# 41-23779 '4-Q-2' was attacked by fighters. Lost #3 engine, radio and electric systems....

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Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Over Water (OW) English Channel 1 December 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:04 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 1382 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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