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42-100279

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

  • George Cox

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #42100279 'Tuffy. ' Plane crashed into Zuider Zee. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Jay Davis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #42-100279 'Tuffy'. Plane crashed into Zuider Zee, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Emerson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #42100279 'Tuffy. ' Plane crashed into Zuider Zee. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • William Meyerriecks

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Dale Rauscher

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #42-100279 'Tuffy'. Plane crashed into Zuider Zee. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Walter Reichert

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #42100279 'Tuffy. ' Plane crashed into Zuider Zee. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • George Renfro

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #42100279 'Tuffy. ' Plane crashed into Zuider Zee. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Leonard Rowland

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #42100279 'Tuffy. ' Plane crashed into Zuider Zee. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • William Sanders

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #42-100279 'Tuffy'. Plane crashed into Zuider Zee, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Harry Schow

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #42100279 'Tuffy. ' Plane crashed into Zuider Zee. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 29 April 1944

Revisions

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

MACR 4464 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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