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41-29496

B-24 Liberator

Took off from Shipdham assigned target Seine Bridges near Creil, France. Hit by flak in the flight deck during the bomb run. Caught fire and went into a steep dive, exploded and crashed 1949hrs at La Ferme Megret, 550 yards south of Creil. (7 KIA 4 POW).

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

  • Coyle Acuff

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) - shot down by flak and crashed near Paris on 6/27/44 in B-24 #41-29496 POW

  • John Farrell

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed near Paris in B-24 41-29496.

  • Glen Hartzell

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | general maintenance, spare bomber gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Raymond McCormick

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Paul Richardson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed near Paris in B-24 41-29496

  • Robert Ries

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Bernie Scudday

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Lt. Scudday was assigned to the 44th Bomb Group, 506th Bombardment Squadron and was killed in action after his plane was shot down over France during a bombing mission. ...

  • Carl Tepe

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Nose Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed near Paris on 6/27/44 in B-24 41-29496

  • Anthony Ventura

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Killed in Action. Shot down by flak and crashed near Paris in B-24 41-29496. ...

  • Lester Warren

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed near Paris in B-24 41-29496.

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Missions

  • 336

    3 May 1944

  • 443

    27 June 1944

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) France 27 June 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 November 2019 12:56:17 general ira snapsorter Changes to description
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
22 November 2019 12:19:03 general ira snapsorter Changes to person associations and mission associations
Sources

Based on information from Rootsweb via William Mulholland.

Date Contributor Update
22 June 2015 16:16:25 Bill Morris Changes to media associations
Sources

www.b24bestweb.com via Fort Worth Aviation Museum

Date Contributor Update
10 May 2015 19:15:28 Bill Morris Changes to nicknames and unit associations
Sources

www.b24bestweb.com via Fort Worth Aviation Museum

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

MACR 6744 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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