Bernard W Bail

Military

Shot down 5 June 1944 in B-24 #41-28690 'Missouri Sue'. Plane ditched in Channel. Returned to base.

Shot down again on 19 Mar 45 in B-24 #42-51907, crashed near Stuttgart and became a Prisoner of War (POW).

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Squadron
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Missouri Sue
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 482nd Bomb Group 66th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 66th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 5 June 1944
  • Official Description: 629 Heavy Bombers attack 6 coastal defence installations in Cherbourg-Caen area and 8 in Pas de Calais area, along with 3 V-weapon sites and a railroad bridge. 6 Bombers are lost.

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Germany 19 March 1945

Revisions

Date12 Feb 2021 22:05:05
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:04:32
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 13574 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Roll of Honor/ MACR 13574,

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