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Turnip Termite, B24H 41-29418: Original noseart by Clayton Hutsell 486th BG 835th SQ 8thAAF. The aircraft was transferred from the 486th to the 44th on 17 April 1944. and renamed Pappy's Chillun. It crashed in the 21st of April, with the loss of all crew except the pilot and co-pilot.

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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...

  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...

  • 68th Bomb Squadron
  • 835th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Edward Cole

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Joined Sqd 3/14/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 4/21/44 (Hamm). Pilot: Havens. ...

  • Leon DelGrande

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Joined Sqd 3/14/44. Ship exploded 4/21/44. Trans/93 BG 5/31/44. Completed tour 11/10/44. Pilot: Havens.

  • Roger Edmonson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Assistant Engineer
    Joined Sqd 3/14/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 4/21/44 (Hamm). Pilot: Havens. ...

  • Hartwell Higgins

    Military | Sergeant | Assistant Radio Operator/Waist Gunner
    Joined Sqd 3/14/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 4/21/44 (Hamm). Pilot: Havens. ...

  • George Houchins

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Joined Sqd 3/14/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 4/21/44 (Hamm). Pilot: Havens. ...

  • Leonard Lambert

    Military | Sergeant | Engineer
    Joined Sqd 3/14/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 4/21/44 (Hamm). Pilot:Havens. ...

  • Russell Taylor

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Turret Gunner
    Killed when Pappy’s Chillun, B-24H #42-29418, crashed during assembly. ”It was the opinion of the investigating board that the airplane picked up too much ice, was forced into a stall, and from there into a spin, when it fell apart.” (44thbombgroup.com...

  • Hal Wood

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Killed when Pappy’s Chillun, B-24H #42-29418, crashed during assembly. ”It was the opinion of the investigating board that the airplane picked up too much ice, was forced into a stall, and from there into a spin, when it fell apart.” (44thbombgroup.com...

  • James Zajicek

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Killed when Pappy’s Chillun, B-24H #42-29418, crashed during assembly. ”It was the opinion of the investigating board that the airplane picked up too much ice, was forced into a stall, and from there into a spin, when it fell apart.” (44thbombgroup.com...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 May 2015 09:39:16 usxpat Changes to place associations
Sources

Personal account by Clayton Hutsell: http://www.486th.org/BS835/Munroe4.htm
http://forum.armyairforces.com/quotTurnip-TermitequotquotPappy39s-Chillu...

Date Contributor Update
01 May 2015 09:39:15 usxpat Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Personal account by Clayton Hutsell: http://www.486th.org/BS835/Munroe4.htm
http://forum.armyairforces.com/quotTurnip-TermitequotquotPappy39s-Chillu...

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