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566th 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

Station Location Date
Based Hethel

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People

  • Bruce Adams

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 389th Bomb Group
    35 missions July 2, 1944 accident on runway in B24 #42-50378. 10 RTD. Rowbottom crew. DFC/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Paul Adams

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    After bombs away on a mission to Friedrichshafen, GR on 16 Mar 1944, B-24J #42-100332 'Galloping Katie' was forced to feather and engine and losing altitude and landed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • Harry Alexander

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down 26 November 1944 in B-24 #4410579 'Pugnacious Princess Pat. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • John Allen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak on the return from a mission to Erkner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944 in B-24J #42-100375. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Allen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 389th Bomb Group

  • Wilbur Alsop

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed at Uklei on 6/21/44 in B-24 #4295145 Killed in Action (KIA)Brown hair, best looking. Known for his integrity and intellect. ...

  • Rudolph Anchondo

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Flew on 1 Aug 43 raid on Ploesti then Shot down 5 December 1943 in B-24 #4240738 'Fightin' Sam. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Carol Anderson

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 389th Bomb Group

  • Paul Anderson

    Military | Captain | Observer | 389th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Surburg in B-24 #4250511

  • Wallace Anderson

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 389th Bomb Group

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Aircraft

  • 41-28589

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 566BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Bremen, A/C severely hit by flak crew baled out 20-Dec-43. 10 x POW. MACR 1972.

  • 41-28824 Sackwarmer

    B-24 Liberator
    On 7 July 1944, B-24 #4128824 'Sackwarmer' was involved in a mid air collision and crashed near Brumby, Germany.

  • 42-100281 Naughty Norma

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-100375

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-109817

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-109828

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-40619

    B-24 Liberator
    Consolidated B-24D-80-CO Liberator Bomber 'N+' #42-40619 of the 566th BS, 389th BG, 8th AF. Participated in the 1st Aug 43 low-level Ploesti, Romania mission, returning safely to Libya. Lost on 24th Feb 44 mission to bomb aircraft factories in Gotha,...

  • 42-40706 'Tondelao'

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 Liberator #42-40706 'Tondelao' 566th BS, 389th BG, 8th AF, flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Cecil J Whitener, returning safely to Libya. ...

  • 42-40735 'Sand Witch'

    B-24 Liberator
    Pilot 1/Lt Horton, Robert W. KIA, Co-Pilot 2/Lt Hull, Charles T. KIA ...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:29:46 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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