UPL 14538

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Liberator B-24D, 4240172, Lynn Bari II, in the 506th Bomb Squadron, the 44th Bomb Group, "The Flying 8 Balls", in the 8th Air Force, TDY to the 9th Air Force. Flown on the low level Ploesti mission by the crew in the photo, returning safely to Benghazi, Libya. 1 Aug 1943. Rear - L to R : SSgt. George E Hartney - Lt. Ronald S. Allen - Capt William N Anderson - Lt. Stanley F. Olson - Lt. Charles M. Shaw - Cpl. Victor A. McMenamin. Front - L to R : Cpl. Clifford C. Hurst - SSgt Oscar Ferkauff - TSgt. Walter N. Goodson - Sgt. J. R. Bell - SSgt. Allie T. Hearne Jr.

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 506th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 20827330 / O-408633
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 506th Bomb Squadron 67th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16040136 / O-411678
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 506th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39094739
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Assistant Engineer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 506th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 38157563
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Armorer; Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 506th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35255236
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: - Lynn Bari II
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 506th Bomb Squadron 856th Bomb Squadron

Revisions

Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
ContributorKickapoo
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Removed punctuation from aircraft name for clarity, uniformity, and readability. - Kickapoo

Date: 7 Apr 2015 21:02:04
ContributorAl_Skiff
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USAAF Photo.