Earl L Carper


Shot down 5 June 1944 in B-24 #4128690 'Missouri Sue. ' Plane ditched in Channel. Returned to base.


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The insignia of the 44th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
A B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-95260) nicknamed "Lili Marlene" of the 66th Bomb Squadron, 44th Bomb Group flies in formation with two comrades. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'B-24 H & B-24 J OF 44th B.G. 66th Sqdn'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Squadron
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


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


  • 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.


Event Location Date Description


Chicago, Illinois


Date27 Sep 2014 18:07:58
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roll of Honor