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Eugene H Funkhouser

Military

Collided with enemy aircraft on 4 October 1943 in B-24 #42-40989 'Holiday Mess', Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

People

  • John Dudrich

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Collided with enemy aircraft on 4 October 1943 in B-24 #4240989 'Holiday Mess. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Frederick Johnston

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Collided with enemy aircraft on 4 October 1943 in B-24 #4240989 'Holiday Mess. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

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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...

  • 506th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

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
Born Illinois, USA
Enlisted Evansville, IN, USA 1 October 1942
Killed in Action (KIA) North Sea 4 October 1943
Died 4 October 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 January 2021 21:11:50 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
26 March 2016 01:55:37 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, awards, events, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.8thairforce.com/members/rollofhonor2.asp?perIdentification=23682

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:24 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 940 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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