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66th 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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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Shipdham

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People

  • Robert Abernethy

    Military | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Isaac Abeyta

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    ETO/ Queen Mary 9/5/42. Home/ Queen Mary 6/16/45. ...

  • Robert Abrams

    Military | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • George Acheson

    Military | Major | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Donald Adams

    Military | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Howard Adams

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Killed in Action 26-Feb-43 in B-24D 41-23777 'Maisey', 44BG/66BS while serving as Pilot. The aircraft came under almost constant fighter attack from Texel Island, Holland and finally exploded in mid-air near Willbroksmoor, Germany. Journalist Robert...

  • Lewis Adams

    Military | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Vadis Akers

    Military | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • James Alberado

    Military | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Charles Albin

    Military | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

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Aircraft

  • 41-23777 Maisie

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24D-5-CO 41-23777 was assigned to the 44th Bomb Group/66 Bomb Squadron at Shipdham, UK. On 26-Feb-43 the aircraft was despatched to bomb the shipyards at Bremen, Germany but the target was obscured by clouds so the aircraft diverted to the secondary...

  • 41-23778 'Jenny' 'Lady Luck'

    B-24 Liberator
    Temporarily attached to 9th AF and flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, returned to Libya. ...

  • 41-24015 'Wing Dinger'

    B-24 Liberator
    Failed to Return - Lost near the target Ploesti, 1st Aug 43. Reported that the plane was afire as pilot 1st Lt George W Winger bravely climbed steeply up so that crew could bail out. 7 KIA, 2 POW. MACR 2410.

  • 41-24153 'Sad Sack II'

    B-24 Liberator
    Failed to Return - Ploesti raid 1st Aug 43, pilot 1st Lt Henry A Lasco Jr. A/C lost as a result of AA, small arms fire and enemy fighters and belly landed with 5 crew members killed. The tail gunner, Sgt. Thomas Wood, was killed by ground fire before...

  • 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 ...

  • 41-28705 'Ye Olde Hellgate'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 66BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. On mission to secondary target Saarbrucken, A/C hit by flak that severed rudder control. Co Pilot bailed out prematurely and rest of crew returned to England after A/C was brought under control. 1 x POW, 11 x RTD....

  • 41-28776

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 66BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Munich. Ran out of fuel and crashed near Lille on 11-Jul-44. 3 x EVD, 1 x POW, 8 x KIA. MACR 7511.

  • 41-29148

    B-24 Liberator

  • 41-29157

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-109836

    B-24 Liberator

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:44:36 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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