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Flight Crew - Vernon Kirk

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...

  • 68th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Harry Brown

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner
    Joined squad 25 October 1944. Shot down 2 December 1944 in B-24 42-50805. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Kenneth Chakiris

    Military

  • Warren Cooper

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Joined squad 25 October 1944. Shot down 2 December 1944 in B-24 42-50805. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Henry Cowan

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Joined squad 25 October 1944. Shot down 2 December 1944 in B-17 42-50805. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • James Faulkner

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Joined squad 25 October 1944. Shot down 2 December 1944 in B-24 42-50805. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • John Hobbs

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    "The fourth B-24 shot down by German fighter planes of IV./JG 3 during the attack on the Bingen marshalling yard on 2 December 1944 was that of pilot John C. Hobbs of 44 BG (68 BS). Already before bombs were thrown the bomb bay was set ablaze. The...

  • Vernon Kirk

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Joined Sqd 10/25/44. WIA 11/10/44 (Hanau). Trans/4210 Hospital 11/15/44. Pilot: Hobbs. ...

  • Don Montre

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Joined squad 25 October 1944. Shot down 2 December 1944 in B-24 42-50805. Prisoner of War.

  • Seymour Richfertig

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator
    Shot down 2 December 1944 in B-24 42-50805.

  • Thomas Smith

    Military | Flight Officer | Bombardier
    Shot down 2 December 1944 in B-24 42-50805. Killed in Action.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 March 2019 16:00:55 Mary Beth Kirk Created entry with collection and caption
Sources

These photo's were given to me by my Dad years ago.

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