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42-100073

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 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...

  • 67th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Edgar Byers

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Severely damaged by flak after making two bomb runs over th target of Friedrichshafen, GR on 18 Mar 1944, B-24 #42-100073 'Sack Artist' crashed near Dubendorf, Switzerland after the crew baled out. Interned. ...

  • Robert Cardenas

    Military | Brigadier General | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Severely damaged by flak after making two bomb runs over th target of Friedrichshafen, GR on 18 Mar 1944, B-24 #42-100073 'Sack Artist' crashed near Dubendorf, Switzerland after the crew baled out. Interned.

  • George Carvour

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Severely damaged by flak after making two bomb runs over th target of Friedrichshafen, GR on 18 Mar 1944, B-24 #42-100073 'Sack Artist' crashed near Dubendorf, Switzerland after the crew baled out. Interned.

  • Joseph Charochak

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Severely damaged by flak after making two bomb runs over th target of Friedrichshafen, GR on 18 Mar 1944, B-24 #42-100073 'Sack Artist' crashed near Dubendorf, Switzerland after the crew baled out. Interned.

  • Henry Flister

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Interned in Turkey. Shot down on 8/1/43 while on TDY to 9thAF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Horse Fly' 42-40267 ...

  • Robert Hedgelon

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Severely damaged by flak after making two bomb runs over th target of Friedrichshafen, GR on 18 Mar 1944, B-24 #42-100073 'Sack Artist' crashed near Dubendorf, Switzerland after the crew baled out. Interned.

  • Glenn Higley

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Severely damaged by flak after making two bomb runs over th target of Friedrichshafen, GR on 18 Mar 1944, B-24 #42-100073 'Sack Artist' crashed near Dubendorf, Switzerland after the crew baled out. Interned.

  • Raymond Lacombe

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943 in B-24 Liberator 41-24282. ...

  • John Laird

    Military | Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Severely damaged by flak after making two bomb runs over th target of Friedrichshafen, GR on 18 Mar 1944, B-24 #42-100073 'Sack Artist' crashed near Dubendorf, Switzerland after the crew baled out. Interned.

  • Rollin Looker

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Assistant Engineer | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-24024. The aircraft was damaged by anti-aircraft fire over the target, she was limping home when she was caught by fighters over the Ionian Sea and forced...

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Places

  • Shipdham

    Military site : airfield
    Shipdham was built in 1941-1942, the first US heavy bomber airfield in the English county of Norfolk. It was a standard design, with T2-type hangars and a domestic site dispersed to the south east. Improvements were carried out to increase the number...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Austria 18 March 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 July 2016 03:22:31 466thHistorian Changes to nicknames, markings and place associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 3407 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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