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William F Gilbert



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...

  • 67th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-95193 Three Kisses for Luck

    B-24 Liberator
    Known as 193 I-Bar, this aircraft was received by the 67th squadron, 44th bomb group on 6 June 1944 and survived 83 missions to be returned to the Zone of the Interior (USA) on 27 May 1945. The picture is of Sgt. Jack L. Booth, 193 I-Bar's tail gunner...


Date Contributor Update
22 January 2016 23:22:20 Fishguy Changes to awards

Memories T/Sgt. Woodrow Peterson radio operator/gunner on Gilberts crew, my father, related to me orally and in writing.
I am a docent at The Museum of Flight in Seattle., The 44th Bomb Group in World War II, Log of the Liberators

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:00 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /