UPL 14571

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Standing Lt's FD Slough, JL Warner, RL Lacombe, Scott Kneeling L-R: Sgt's EW Harbison, JE Caillier, D Kennon, HJ Seigfeldt, Griffin, D Barth B-24 Liberator 4124282 'Ruth-Less' a survivor of 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid. Lost on raid on V1 rocket launching ramps at Pas-de-Calais, France. Shortly after dropping their bombs, the bomber received flak damage to the # 3 and # 4 engines (both engines on the starboard wing). Not possible to make base and while attempting to find a landing area in poor weather, A/C crashed into a hill above Eastbourne, killing all crew. 10 KIA. Pilot 1st Lt James O Bolin. MACR 6385. Picture of Lt Slough Ploesti crew.

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The insignia of the 44th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group 68th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 42069644
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group 506th Bomb Squadron 67th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19074060
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group 506th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16055757
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group 506th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13079408 / O-1995838
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group 506th Bomb Squadron 67th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 38102848
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Ruth-Less
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group 506th Bomb Squadron

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Date: 8 Apr 2015 14:58:11
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