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42-100330

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

  • Forrest Bartay

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    16 missions. Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-24 #42100330. Landed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • Forrest Clark

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 1 x E/A kill. Crew of Lt Rockforth Griffith. Our crew was one of the few from the 44th that made a 1-wheel landing at our base. Lt. Griffith got his silver star for that mission. ...

  • Rockford Griffith

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Assigned mission 18-Nov-43 was the airfield at Kjeller, Norway. 1 x wheel crash landing in B-24 41-29161 at Shipdham. RTD ...

  • Harold Harmon

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-24 #42100330. Landed in Switzerland. Interned for 9 mos. Escape to France November 1944. AM w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster/ ETO/ WWII VM 21 missions. Went down in aircraft 42-100330. Interned in Switzerland

  • Norbert Hoerl

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. 22 x combat missions. Shot down 13-Apr-44 in B-24 42-100330. Landed in Switzerland. Interned (INT) Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Ralph Jackson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    22 missions. Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-24 #42-100330. Landed in Switzerland. Interned.

  • Sid Marion

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-24 #42100330. Landed in Switzerland. Interned. 22 missions. Earlier, October 1, 1943, on a mission to Weiner Neustadt, ac# 41-23779 '4-Q-2' was attacked by fighters. Lost #3 engine, radio and electric systems. Pilot Taylor...

  • Earl Parrish

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. 20 missions flown. 18-Nov-43 1 wheel crash landing in B-24 41-29161 at Shipdham. Assigned mission was the airfield at Kjeller, Norway. Pilot Rockford Griffith. RTD ...

  • George Strutz

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. 13 x combat missions. Shot down 13-Apr-44 in B-24 42-100330. Landed in Switzerland. Interned (INT) Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Tinsman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    23 total missions. Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-24 42-100330. Landed in Switzerland. Interned.

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Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 13 April 1944

Revisions

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

MACR 4045 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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