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B-24 44-40458 'Picadilly Tilly' 34BG, 8AF. Shown with the Bice Crew.

Back row (l-r): Carroll Forister, Ernie Woelfel, Jack Blackham, and Len Bialas
Front row (l-r): Bob Bice, Ken Humphreys, and Francis Rowley.

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Units

  • 34th Bomb Group

    34th Bomb Group

    Group
    After forming part of the American defence force, first on America's east coast and then on its west, the Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy...

People

  • Steve Bialas

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 18BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Bice

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 4BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. 31 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Jack Blackham

    Military | Master Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 4BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. Survived 7-Jun-44 mission in B-24 42-94911 'Sweet Sioux'; enemy intruder A/C followed bomber stream back to base, shooting down A/C. Crashed off base near Wetheringsett, Baled out. Returned to Duty (RTD) ...

  • Carroll Forister

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Graduated Radio School in Sioux Falls, SD September 1943. Graduated Aerial Gunnery School in Laredo, TX October 1943. B-24 training-Blythe, CA from December 1943 to April 1944. Assigned to 34th BG, aircrew member of B-24 based at Mendlesham. Completed...

  • Ken Humphrey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Assigned to 4BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. Survived 7-Jun-44 mission in B-24 42-94911 'Sweet Sioux'; enemy intruder A/C followed bomber stream back to base, shooting down A/C. Crashed off base near Wetheringsett, Baled out. Returned to Duty (RTD) ...

  • Francis Rowley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot / Pilot
    Assigned to 4BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. Survived 7-Jun-44 mission in B-24 42-94911 'Sweet Sioux'; enemy intruder A/C followed bomber stream back to base, shooting down A/C. Crashed off base near Wetheringsett, Baled out. Returned to Duty (RTD). Co-pilot and...

  • Arnold Woelfel

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail gunner
    Assigned to 4BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Aircraft

  • 44-40458 'Picadilly Tilly'

    B-24 Liberator
    Transferred from the 861BS, 493BG, 8AF. Assignments in 34th BG - 391st BS, 7th BS and 4th BS. Later transferred to the 828BS, 485BG, 15AF where it was lost in Italy 2-Mar-45 - MACR 12710

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 November 2019 21:37:16 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com/picadillytilly3.htm

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