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A medical truck and ground personnel of the 44th Bomb Group on standby as a B-24 Liberator (V, serial number 41-23813) nicknamed "Victory Ship" returns from a mission. Image via Colonel William R Cameron.



  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    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...


  • William Cameron

    Military | Colonel | Pilot
    Flew on Ploesti raid of 1 Aug '43 (married Joe Stillwell's daughter)Flew on B-24 'Buzzin' Bear. Had 38 combat missions. He not only came over to England with the 44th but was the only pilot to then go home with them at the end of the war. He was one of...


  • 41-23813 'Victory Ship'

    B-24 Liberator
    Was lost on January 21,1944 mission to bomb V-weapons sites in the Pas-de-Calais, France area. Repeatedly attacked by fighters until 3 of the engines were knocked out, the co-pilot was killed and the pilot was wounded. With the co-pilot slumped over...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:17:49 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection