Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-24 #427544 'Seed of Satan'. Plane crashed into Channel. Evaded. Earlier October 1, 1943, on a mission to Weiner Neustadt, ac# 41-23779 '4-Q-2' was attacked by fighters. Lost #3 engine, radio and electric systems. Pilot Flight Officer Taylor landed at an Aussie base outside of Bari, Italy. Spent a few days at the base working on the plane. Returned to Tunis where the crew was TDY to the 9th AAC.
Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
James Akins was Co-Pilot of B-24 # 42-7544 of 44th Bomb Group / 67th Bomber Squadron when it was shot down by Flak and went low on fuel on return from the 1 December 1943 mission to Solingen. Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 1382. Akins initially managed...
Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-24 #427544. Plane crashed into Channel. Prisoner of War (POW).
Units served with
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...
||Perry, Oklahoma, USA
|Killed in Action (KIA)
||1 December 1943