44-40245 - Skerby

B-24 Liberators of the 389th Bomb Group fly in formation during a mission. B-24 (HP-J_, serial number 44-40245) nicknamed "Skerby" is visible in the foreground. Handwritten caption on reverse: ' Munich 2/7/44.'

Object Number - FRE 1544 - B-24 Liberators of the 389th Bomb Group fly in formation during a mission. B-24 (HP-J), serial number 44-40245, named 'Skerby', is visible in the...

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Units served with

The insignia of the 389th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 567th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 567th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36832925
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 567th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 6382133
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 567th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 31403710
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 567th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-2065901
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

Germany 1945-03-24

Revisions

Date14 Dec 2021 18:15:45
ContributorKickapoo
Sources

Detail added. - Kickapoo

Date28 Jan 2019 14:20:31
ContributorEmily
Sources

Markings gleaned from associated image of aircraft

Nickname from: http://www.lipper.cc/8th_AF/pages/B-24_389BG_Mission262_RCLs.pdf

Date27 Sep 2014 18:41:48
ContributorAAM
Sources

MACR 13536 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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