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42-72853

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

  • Charles Confer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail 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 41-23779. ...

  • Harold Cooper

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret 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 41-23779. ...

  • John Dayberry

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-23779. ...

  • Albert Greyhosky

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    While on TDY to 9thAF October 1, 1943, on a mission to Weiner Neustadt, 42-72853 'Count Bruga' was attacked by several fighters and crashed in the target area. . Greyhosky was taken prisoner.

  • Charlie Henderson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-23779. ...

  • William Newbold

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-24235. ...

  • James Porter

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist 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 41-23779. ...

  • Ivan Ramsey

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret 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 41-23779. ...

  • Isley Warvick

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Killed in Action (KIA). October 1, 1943, on a mission to Weiner Neustadt, 42-72853 'Count Bruga' was attacked by several fighters and crashed in the target area. Crew was TDY with the 9th AAC

  • Henry Zwicker

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator #41-24235. ...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 1 October 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 June 2020 14:23:58 citation1 Changes to nicknames
Sources

Great Nephew of James M Porter

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:02 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 6452 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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