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B-24D-25-CO #41-24295 "Wicked Witch" Code: J (foreground)
B-24D-25-FO #41-24236 "Mr. 5x5" Code: U (background): KIEFER IDENTIFIES THIS A/C # as 41-24234
44th BG - 506th BS

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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...

  • 506th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24295 'Wicked Witch'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 506BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Kiel, brought down by flak and fighters. Crew baled out. 14-May-43. 5 x POW, 5 x KIA. No MACR.

  • 41-24236 'Mr. 5x5'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 506BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 66BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Bremen. Mid Air Collision with B-24 #501 tail damaged by prop damage, went into a spin and tail parted from fuselage. 10 x KIA. 26-Nov-43. MACR...

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
19 April 2017 01:33:40 plankowner Changes to caption
Sources

Norman Kiefer's history of Green-Nosed 8 Balls.

Date Contributor Update
28 July 2016 01:08:16 466thHistorian Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_bombers/b24_9.html

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