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44-40323

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 34th Bomb Group

    34th Bomb Group

    Group
    After forming part of the American defence force, first on America's east coast and then on its west, the Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy...

  • 391st Bomb Squadron

People

  • Harry Ackerman

    Military | Major | Group Navigator | 34th Bomb Group
    Shot down on 8/7/44 in Sunshine Rose Prisoner of War (POW) ...

  • Herbert Alder

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 34th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action 7 August 1944 in 44-40323. 'Sunshine Rose'.

  • Lawrence Babcock

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 34th Bomb Group
    Evaded (EVD) Crashed at Malmmedy on 8/7/44 in B-24 Sunshine Roase #4440323

  • Hubert Blagrave

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 34th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Malmmedy on 8/7/44 in B-24 Sunshine Rose #4440323 POW

  • Virgil Brave

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 34th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 34th Bomb Group on 1 April 1944 in Blythe California. ...

  • Elden Erwin

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 34th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed at Malmmedy in B-24 Sunshine Rose #4440323

  • Willard Fager

    Military | Master Sergeant (1st Grade) | Crew Chief | 34th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 391BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. Crew chief, 70+ missions, no aborts, earned him the Bronze Star. ETD Awards: BS, GC, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Roy Jones

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 34th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Malmmedy on 8/7/44 in B-24 'Sunshine Rose' #44-40323 POW

  • Horace Lamar

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 34th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed near Wynghene on 7/19/44 in B-24 Tondelayo #44-40284, Evaded (EVD). MACR 7877 of 8/7/44 also shows he was shot down and crashed at Malmmedy in Sunshine Rose B-24 #44-40323 and taken POW.

  • James O'Leary

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 34th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 7 August 1944

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Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Belgium 7 August 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 May 2015 21:44:30 Fager5 Changes to nicknames
Sources

Ann Fager Driggs

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:48 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 7877 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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