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42-99967

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 66BS, transferred to 67BS, transferred to 506BS all with 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down ?-Mar-44.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 506th Bomb Squadron
  • 66th Bomb Squadron
  • 67th Bomb Squadron

People

  • John Barcus

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Staff Sargent John Raymond Barcus was a waist gunner on the B-24D SN #41-23778 - 'Lady Luck' Assigned to the 66th Bomb Squadron, the 44th Bomb Group, and the 8th Air Force. He flew on the Ploesti raid as part of Lt. Felber's crew, on temporary...

  • Edward Carrol

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Assigned to 6BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. On 4-Jan-44 B-24H 42-7476 'Nice N' Naughty'. Problems on T/O and A/C ran off end of runway and crashed in ditch. RTD 44 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Corrigan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator; Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-23778. Completed 28 missions.

  • Robert Felber

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Assigned to 66BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1-Aug-43, flying B-24 Liberator 41-23778 'Lady Luck'. 25 x combat missions. Moved up to Group Operations. ETD. Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Bernard Kyes

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

  • Claron Markham

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Assigned to 66BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-23778. 31 x combat missions. ETD ...

  • William Meyerriecks

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

  • Charles Titkemeyer

    Military | Captain | Navigator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Assigned to 66BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1-Aug-43, flying B-24 Liberator 41-23778. ETD. Transferred to 453BG as tactical advisor. Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Samuel Wassner

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Assigned to 66BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Bob Felber crew. Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1-Aug-43, flying B-24 Liberator 41-23778. 31 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Winchester

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Assigned to 66BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1-Aug-43, flying B-24 Liberator 41-23778. 33 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC (OLC), AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

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
Assigned Shipdham, UK 1943

Assigned to 66BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF.

Transferred Shipdham, UK 1944

Transferred to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF.

Transferred Shipdham, UK 1944

Transferred to 506BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 December 2020 12:50:30 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com/myrtlethefertileturtle-v2-1.htm
http://www.b24bestweb.com/myrtlethefertileturtle-v2-2.htm

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