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Extract from Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF) for Staff Sergeant Travis E Nash of the 44th Bomb Group researched by historian Bill Beigel. The file contains copies of primary documents that discuss the return of personal effects, circumstances and causes of death, and memorialisation of the fallen airman.

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  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    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


  • Travis Nash

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Wipperfurth in B-24 'Tinker Belle' #4440158 ...


  • 44-40158 Tinker Belle

    B-24 Liberator
    Transferred to the 44th BG 13 Aug 44. Lost 5 Apr 45, being shot down by flak, and crashed near Wipperfurth while on a mission to Plauen. 2nd Lt. George F. Brown Jr. (Pilot), along with S/Sgt. Travis E. Nash (Radio Operator), were KIA. The rest of crew...


Date Contributor Update
07 May 2015 12:15:54 Emily Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations

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