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506th Bomb Squadron

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  • 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...

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People

  • Edward Ackerman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Navigator - Crashed into hillside due to poor visibility near Eastbourne, whilst trying to land at Friston ELG on return from mission to Watten, France on 2 Feb 44 in B-24D #4124282 'Ruth-less'. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 6385. ...

  • John Ackerman

    Military | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Lonnie Ackerman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    On August 16, 1943, landed in Malta in B-24 'Baldy and His Brood' 42-24201 on the mission to Foggia, IT while temporarily assigned to the 9th AAC. After about 20 attacks by German aircraft and the crew shooting down at least 3 German aircraft, pilot...

  • Coyle Acuff

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) - shot down by flak and crashed near Paris on 6/27/44 in B-24 41-29496 POW

  • Frank Adams

    Military | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • J Adams

    Military | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Zachary Addington

    Military | Corporal | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Trans/506 BS 6/14/44. Home/Queen Mary 6/16/45

  • Kenneth Adrian

    Military | Navigator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Augustus Aho

    Military | Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 20 December 1943 in B-24 #427630. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • John Airoldi

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Killed in Action (KIA) mid aid collision and crashed into channel in B-24 Lili Marlene #4295309

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Aircraft

  • 41-24234 'Mr 5 X 5'

    B-24 Liberator
    2nd Lt Alexander Trolese, pilot of #4124234 (MR. 5 X 5), was flying close formation with the plane flown by 1st Lt J. G. Cary (#427501). Apparently, MR. 5 X 5 was caught in the propwash of the planes ahead and was forced up into a collision with ...

  • 41-24282 'Ruth-Less'

    B-24 Liberator
    Their target was a mysterious construction site at Pas-de-Calais, on the coast of France. Although the purpose of the site was yet unknown, it would turn out to be one of the launching ramps for the German V-1 rocket. ...

  • 41-28829 My Everlovin Gal

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 41-28829 was hit by right wing of B-24 42-51181, as it left formation after sustaining flak hits, and exploded when struck. This happened over the target of Magdeburg, about 30 seconds after bombs away.

  • 41-29153 Greenwich

    B-24 Liberator

  • 41-29172 Lucky Strike

    B-24 Liberator

  • 41-29431 Shoo Shoo Baby

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-100400

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-100415 My Peach

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 "My Peach" Serial 42-100415 encountered little to no Flak up to the point of the target area [Primary target for the Squadron: the airfield at La Perthe, NE of the other target for the Group, the airfield at Romilly-sur-Seine.] ...

  • 42-100423

    B-24 Liberator

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:49 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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