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Headquarters (44th Bomb Group)

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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

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Connections

People

  • William Carr

    Military | Operations | 389th Bomb Group
    ETO/Flight Echelon 10/2/42. Flew with Brandon, 66 BS. DS/389 BG 6/43. Returned to base 9/43. Trans/Headquarters. Home/Queen Mary 6/16/45.

  • John Cole

    Military | Radio Operator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 11/4/42. DS/Bengahzi 6/26/43. WIA 7/2/43 (Lecce). Hospitalized in Malta. Returned to base 8/26/43. DS/Tunis 9/16/43. Returned to base 10/12/43. Trans/2nd AD Headquarters 1/44. Pilot: Hughes.

  • Richard Cole

    Military | Radar Officer | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 10/3/44. Trans/491 BG 10/16/44.

  • John Hammer

    Military | Captain | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Clifford Heiss

    Military | Medic | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    ETO/Queen Mary 9/5/42. DS/Tunis 9/16/43. Returned to base via ATC 10/4/43. Trans/Group Headquarters 10/14/44.

  • Carl Johnson

    Military | Navigator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 8/3/42. DS/Bengahzi 6/26/43. Injured 7/2/43 (Lecce). Returned to base 8/26/43. Trans/14th Combat Wing. Pilot: Garrett. Fw 190 destroyed 5/14/43

  • James McDonald

    Military | Bombardier; Assistant Ordnance Officer | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 9/1/43. DS/Tunis 9/16/43. Returned to base 10/12/44. Trans/Ordnance 3/28/44. DS/Station 101 3/9/44. Returned to base 3/19/44. DS/Station 147 12/19/44. DS/Station 147 1/4/45. Trans/2AD Headquarters 1/18/45. Pilot: Williams, S.

  • Arne Miller

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 8/3/42. ETO/Flight Echelon 10/2/42. Trans to Ground. Trans to Headquarters 8/20/44. Returned to ZOI 5/30/45. Flew home in 42-95001. Pilot: O'Brien.

  • Fred Rowe

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Right waist gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Sergeant Fred Grant Rowe served in Crew #57 in a B-24H Liberator as a right waist gunner. One of the aircraft he flew was B-24 Liberator "Lady from Bristol". He was honorably discharged in 1943 after flying 31 missions with his crew and pilot Colonel...

Aircraft

  • W6554

    Oxford
    Airspeed Oxford W6554, assigned to 44BW, 8AF USAAF.

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:53 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / 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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