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42-95193 - B-24H-25
Tail gunner Booth cleaning up tail turret - Serial number on this photo, on base at Shipdham
Time frame 13 June to 3 August 1944. Their first mission in this aircraft (their 8th overall) was on 14 June 1944 to Chateaudun, France and returned to base at 1015 hours so I mark the earliest date for this photo taken in daylight as the 13th of June.
Dad's inscription on the back is the next photo.

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

Aircraft

  • 42-95193 Three Kisses for Luck

    B-24 Liberator
    Known as 193 I-Bar, this aircraft was received by the 67th squadron, 44th bomb group on 6 June 1944 and survived 83 missions to be returned to the Zone of the Interior (USA) on 27 May 1945. The picture is of Sgt. Jack L. Booth, 193 I-Bar's tail gunner...

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
23 January 2016 01:30:59 Fishguy Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Oral, written and photographic memories of my father, T/Sgt Woodrow Peterson, 67th of the 44th at Shipdham England, May to August 1944.
I am a docent with The Museum of Flight in Seattle.
8thairforce.com, The 44th Bomb Group in World War II, Log of the Liberators

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