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Arthur B Ross

Military

On 9 August 1944 B-24 AC #41-28785. On mission to secondary target Saarbrucken, AC hit by flak that severed rudder control. CP bailed out prematurely and rest of crew returned to England after AC was brought under control. RTD. MACR 8186.

Service

Units served with

  • 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...

  • 66th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-28705 'Ye Olde Hellgate'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 66BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. On mission to secondary target Saarbrucken, A/C hit by flak that severed rudder control. Co Pilot bailed out prematurely and rest of crew returned to England after A/C was brought under control. 1 x POW, 11 x RTD....

  • 41-28795

    B-24 Liberator
    There was an operational mission to Brunswick this day, and all of the aircraft returned safely. But the 66th Squadron lost an aircraft and two crewmen killed in an apparent unrelated incident. ...

Missions

  • 344

    8 May 1944

Associated Place

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Returned (RTD) 9 August 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 December 2015 16:01:51 Lucy May Changes to highest rank and biography
Sources

http://www.greenharbor.com/ROHPDF/ROHAug44.pdf

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Combat supplement, Unit History / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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