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567th Bomb Squadron

Squadron

567th Bombardment Squadron, 24 December 1942 - 13 September 1945
Stations
Davis-Monthan Field, Arizona, 24 December 1942.
Biggs Field, Texas, 1 February 1943.
Lowry Field, Colorado, 19 April – 8 June 1943.
RAF Hethel (AAF Station 114),[13] England, 11 June 1943 – 30 May 1945

Structure

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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

Connections

People

  • George Abood

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret and Left Waist Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    George Abood was shot down by flak and crashed near Marigny in the B-24 #42-95026, "Yankee Rebel" on 25 July 1944. Abood escaped the aircraft via the tail hatch. After landing he was in contact with 1 of his crew members. Per George's report, (after...

  • Arthur Acevedo

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Orleans, FR on 7 January 1944 in B-24D #42-63977 'Los Angeles City Limits. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • John Akin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 May 1944 in B-24 #4129451 'Helfer College. ' Ditched in Channel. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Austin Allsop

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Air Medal w 4/Oak Leaf Cluster; DFC; EAME medal and WW II Victory Medal

  • Harold Ames

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Gross-Beeren on 6/21/44 in B-24 'The Magic Carpet' #42-95122, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Russell Amsinger

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak at Braunschweig on 8/5/44 in B-24 #4295184 POW

  • Kenneth Anderson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    B-24J #42-100424 'Roll Call' apparently crashed N of Lingen/Ems, GR for unknown reasons on the return from a mission to Genshagen, GR on 6 Mar 1944. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Roy Anderson

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near St. Vivien on 14 Apr 45 in B-24 'Biggest Bird' #4251233

  • William Ansel

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 April 1945 in B-24 #4250774 'Standby. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Warren Arieux

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on return from a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-100338. Prisoner of War (POW).

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Aircraft

  • 42-100146 Mistah Chick

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-100338

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-100424

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-110074 'Satan's Mate'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 567BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Merseberg en route #2 engine had a small oil leak, at target leak increased considerably[8-9 gallons/hr], oil ran out causing it to be feathered. Within 75 minutes #3 supercharger failed....

  • 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. ...

  • 42-40747 'Heavy Date'

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24D 42-40747 'Heavy Date' 567th BS, 389th BG, 8th AF, flew Ploesti oil refinery raid on 1st August 4, 3piloted by William M Selvidge, returning safely to Libya. On 7 January 44, its assigned target was the Ludwigshaven Oil Refinery in Germany,...

  • 42-40807

    B-24 Liberator
    This was Capt. Chester Spurrier's "regular" aircraft. Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Chester E Spurrier, returning safely to Libya. Briefly a 93rd BG aircraft in June 1943. It was lost in combat on February 24, 1944 while being...

  • 42-50371

    B-24 Liberator

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Citations

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 July 2015 23:33:16 Gunner04 Changes to description, aircraft types and unit encompassing associations
Sources

Official US Army Air Corps Records

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:29:36 rossingtonj Changes to type
Sources

Type added.

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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