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James Theophilus Posey Sr


Commanding Officer 44th Bomb Group from 3-September 1943 to 3-December 1943 while serving TDY with the 9th Air Force at Oudna, Tunisia. 1 August 1943, led Blue Target formation to Ploesti where they inflicted severe damage on the oil refineries.


Units served with

  • 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...

  • 506th Bomb Squadron


  • 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...


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10 October 2017 02:45:55 archeoluvr Changes to middlename, suffix, awards and aircraft associations

West Point

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10 November 2014 23:04:51 Lee8thbuff Changes to highest rank, role and biography

Lee Cunningham 10-Nov-2014.

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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /; 44th Bomb Group, The Flying Eightballs, pg 22 (photo)