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564th Bomb Squadron

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  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

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Stations

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Based Hethel

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People

  • James Adovasio

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Crew member B-24 Liberator 42-40773 564th BS, 389th BG, 8th AF, flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Capt Edward L Fowble, returning safely to Libya. (**** This needs verifying as there is no evidence in any reviewed source...

  • Carl Ahola

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943,in B-24 Liberator 42-40803.

  • Robert Alexander

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Involved in a mid-air collision with a UC-78 while returning from an operational mission on 15 Mar 1944, B-24J #42-100351 was able to land at Hethel. RTD. Damaged by flak and landed in Sweden on 6/20/44 in B-24 #4128787 INT

  • David Altshuler

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 42-40776.

  • E Altshuler

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 389th Bomb Group
    12 July 1943 TDY to 9th AF, B24 42-40697 was hit by flak before target at Reggio Marshalling Yards. Diverted to recently captured area of Sicily crash landing NW of Pachino. Canadian unit transported them to a friendly base. Crew originally reported...

  • Michael Amba

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Oberkirch on 9/8/44 in B-24 Sweet Pea #4294822 POW

  • Einar Andresen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    2 Air crashes had 23 missions Air Medal 2Oak Leaf Cluster; 4 battle stars

  • Richard Angert

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 389th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). B-24J #42-51343 'Shazam'. Crashed after takeoff in cloudy weather with heavy icing. Cause not determined. No one survived .

  • Billy Apel

    Military | Technical Sergeant | 389th Bomb Group
    KNO in B24#42-40773 over Morocco from fuel exhausion during flight back to England having been TDY out of N. Africa. Apel is listed as a passenger.

  • Philip Ardery

    Military | Major General | Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Silver Star/ 2 DFCs/ 4 Air Medals/ Croix de Guerre. ...

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Aircraft

  • 41-28676

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Berlin. Attacked by 15 E/A over Bremen on return journey. Lost about 10ft of port wing with both port engines knocked out and a fire started in the bomb bay, crew baled out, with...

  • 41-28713

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 Serial 41-28713 of 389th Bomber Group / 564th Bomber Squadron, short on fuel on return from the mission of 11 July 1944 to the Munich marshalling yards. The plane exploded and crashed near Noyelles-lès-Seclin, about 5km southwest of Lille, France ...

  • 41-28715

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Bohlen. Hit by flak over target, #4 engine afire, ship dropped out of formation then set upon by 7 x Fw190's. Crew baled out. 13 x POW. MACR 5217.

  • 41-28763 '763'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. PFF A/C Leading 389BG. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Pforzheim hit by flak, crash landed Arras. 1-Apr-44. 3 x EVD, 8 x POW, 1 x KIA. MACR 3596.

  • 41-28764

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Berlin, generator problems soon after take off compromised electrical system, on return leg noted fuel shortage, preparations for ditching carried out. Plane ditched in North Sea. 7...

  • 41-28778

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Ludwigshaven. Hit by flak just after bombs away, causing a fire in the bomb bay and taking out #3 engine. A/C edged out of formation and dove straight down exploding in mid air and...

  • 41-28779

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. This was a "pathfinder" aircraft equipped with Aps-15 radar. ...

  • 41-28787

    B-24 Liberator
    Damaged by flak over Politz, Germany and landed in Sweden on 6/20/44. Crew interned.

  • 42-100314 Kay Bar

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-40733 Virgin for Short, But Not For Long

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 Liberator #42-40733 567th BS, 389th BG, 8th AF, flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Clarence W Gerrick, returning safely to Libya. ...

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Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:29:58 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:50 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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