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Statement on page 2 of MACR 5149 about the 4 October mission.

Connections

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

  • Herman Autry

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Crash landed at RAF Lympne, Kent on return from target Furth, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-24H #41-29231 'Impatient Virgin'. RTD.

  • Donald Campbell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Killed in Action (KIA). B-24 piloted by Robert Stamos was attacked by fighters. Navigator Must and Campbell bailed out. AM, PH

  • Andrew Kowalski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flight Engineer, Top Turret Gunner
    Hit by flak on mission to V-1 sites at Agathe d' Aliermont, FR on 21 Jan 1944 in B-24J #42-99970 'Liberty Belle'. A/c returned to England but crashed upon landing at Wingham, Kent. ...

  • Howard Metts

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot
    On 4 October 1943, B-24D Serial #42-72873 of 44th Bomb Group, 67th Bomb Squadron was flying a Diversion over the North Sea, feigning attacks toward Wilhelmshaven and Emden. The purpose was to draw German fighters from the B-17 formations on their big...

  • Calvin Millerbis

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner
    RTD

  • William Morris

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

  • John Must

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Killed in Action (KIA). B-24 piloted by Robert Stamos was attacked by fighters. Must and Bombardier Campbell bailed out. PH

  • James Oblack

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    James Oblack served as a Ball Turret Gunner in the 44th Bomb Group / 67th Bomb Squadron. On his first mission, 4 October 1943 with Pilot Robert G. Stamos, their B-24 #42-72873 "Raggedy Ann II" was attacked head on by enemy fighters. Badly damaged, the...

  • Robert Stamos

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    On 4 October 1943, B-24 #42-72873 "Raggedy Ann II" was attacked head on by enemy fighters. Badly damaged, the plane begin to spin down and when Stamos gave the order to bail out, Navigator John A. Must and Bombardier Donald G. Campbell jumped out and...

  • Edward Wojcik

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Aerial gunner
    RTD 4 October 1943. Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-24 #42-7544. Plane crashed into Channel. Prisoner of War (POW).

Aircraft

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 108

    4 October 1943
    This mission is composed of five elements. The first element is a combined force of 104 B-17s from: 306BG (16); 92BG (17); 395BG (17); 303BG (19); 379BG (18) and 384BG (17) despatched to bomb the industrial areas of Frankfurt, Germany. 77 aircraft are...

Locations

  • Shipdham

    Military site : airfield
    Shipdham was built in 1941-1942, the first US heavy bomber airfield in the English county of Norfolk. It was a standard design, with T2-type hangars and a domestic site dispersed to the south east. Improvements were carried out to increase the number...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 November 2015 15:37:59 ED-BB Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

MACR 5149

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