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42-50896

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...

  • 506th Bomb Squadron

People

  • F Albers

    Military | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Milton Bailey

    Military | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Fred Benkert

    Military | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Max Chandler

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Wesel in B-24 'Southern Comfort III' #4250896

  • Norman Chown

    Military | Radio Operator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    The mission standing out in Norman's memory was that over German occupied Denmark when it was impressed upon them that in order to avoid hitting civilians they could only bomb with clear vision and should off-load bombs into the North Sea if the target...

  • Charles Clark

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner; Bombardier; Togglier | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Flew with Lt. Louis Confer's crew, flew 9 missions on Sabrina III as member 9f 44thth. Flew 17 missions on Geor Smith crew, 20 on McMahon crew as member of 489th BG. for a total of 46 missions in all. ...

  • Thomas Clark

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Wesel in B-24 'Southern Comfort III' #4250896

  • Louis Confer

    Military | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Thomas Cordes

    Military | Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Killed in Action near Wesel in B-24 'Southern Comfort III' 42-50896.

  • James Crawford

    Military | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

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Missions

  • 652

    28 September 1944

  • 772

    31 December 1944

  • 851

    27 February 1945

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 24 March 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 June 2020 01:31:25 Ash Waldorf Changes to nicknames
Sources

ash waldorf

Date Contributor Update
29 November 2019 11:10:21 general ira snapsorter Changes to person associations and mission associations
Sources

Information from the 44th Bomb Group Loading Lists at Rootsweb via William Mulholland.

Date Contributor Update
27 November 2019 14:17:18 general ira snapsorter Changes to person associations and mission associations
Sources

Information from the 44th Bomb Group Loading Lists at Rootsweb via William Mulholland.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:53 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 13600 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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