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41-28776

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 66BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Munich. Ran out of fuel and crashed near Lille on 11-Jul-44. 3 x EVD, 1 x POW, 8 x KIA. MACR 7511.

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...

  • 66th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Orus Baxter

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 392nd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action. Ran out of fuel and crashed near Lille in B-24 41-28776

  • James Bruce

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Ran out of fuel and crashed near Lille in B-24 41-28776, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Harold Burge

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Killed in Action (KIA) Ran out of fuel and crashed near Lille in B-24 #4128776. He normally flew as Co-Pilot but on the day he was killed, Burge was in the tail position because a commanding officer took his position in the cockpit.

  • Cornelius Callahan

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Killed in Action (KIA) Ran out of fuel and crashed near Lille in B-24 #41-28776

  • James Conrad

    Military | Major | Command Pilot, Pilot, Mission | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Evaded (EVD) Ran out of fuel and crashed near Lille on 7/11/44 in B-24 #4128776

  • Max Jessen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Killed in Action (KIA) Ran out of fuel and crashed near Lille in B-24 #4128776

  • Aristides Litras

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    DFC/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Milton Mollen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Radar, Radar Operator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Prisoner of War (POW) Ran out of fuel and crashed near Lille on 7/11/44 in B-24 #4128776 POW

  • John Quail

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Entered service at Fresno, CA March 1942. Joined 392nd BG January 1944. Rank at end of WW II was 1st Lt. Ran out of fuel and crashed near Lille on 7/11/44 in B-24 #41-28776, Evaded (EVD).

  • Louis Smith

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Killed in Action (KIA) Ran out of fuel and crashed near Lille in B-24 #4128776

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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
Manufactured San Diego, CA, USA 1943

Built at Douglas.

Delivered California, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Shipdham, UK 1943 – 11 July 1944

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

Failed to Return (FTR) Lille, France 11 July 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Munich. Ran out of fuel and crashed near Lille on 11-Jul-44. 3 x EVD, 1 x POW, 8 x KIA. MACR 7511.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 August 2016 18:50:46 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=41-28776
https://www.fold3.com/image/29404537

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 7511 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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