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42-7638

B-24 Liberator

On the return from a mission to Munster, Ger. on 22 Dec 1943 the A/C was ditched in the Zuider Zee. MACR 1714.

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

  • Edward Birge

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-24 #42-7638 'Big Banner'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • James Childers

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-24 #42-7638 'Big Banner'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • John Larson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-24 #42-7638 'Big Banner'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Gerald McCord

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-24 #42-7638 'Big Banner'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Kent Miller

    Military | Flight Officer | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-24 #42-7638 'Big Banner'. KIA.

  • Frank Passavant

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 446th Bomb Group

  • Frank Passavant

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-24 #42-7638 'Big Banner'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Stanley Pilch

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-24 42-7638 'Big Banner'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Donald Shaffer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-24 #42-7638 'Big Banner'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • William Sheehan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-24 #42-7638 'Big Banner'. Killed in Action (KIA).

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Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 22 December 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 February 2020 20:58:20 jmoore43 Changes to description
Sources

Added information to the "Description" that I gleaned from the MACR 1714 at Fold3.com.

Date Contributor Update
28 February 2020 05:49:06 jmoore43 Changes to nicknames
Sources

Added the A/C nickname mentioned in the "Summary biography" of severable of the crew from the mission on 22 December 1943.

Date Contributor Update
28 February 2020 05:45:36 jmoore43 Changes to description
Sources

Added the MACR to the "Description" section per records at Fold3.com.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:06 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 1714 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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