Herbert L BaylessMilitary ROLL OF HONOUR
Shot down 2 December 1944 in B-24 42-50766. Killed in Action (KIA).
"Part of the formation that attacked the Bingen marshalling yard on 2 December 1944 was the Liberator of pilot Herbert L. Bayless of 44 BG (506 BS). Like the ship of pilot Billingsley it was also attacked by German Me-109’s of IV./JG 3 and set ablaze. The aircraft spun down and hit the ground near Schwarzerden (near Kirn). Five men perished, four survived".
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Units served with
- Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
- Nationality: American
- Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 506th Bomb Squadron
- Service Numbers: 32335390
- Highest Rank: Sergeant
- Role/Job: Instrument Specialist, Mechanic, Aerial Gunner
Killed in Action (KIA)
|near Schwarzerden, Germany||2 December 1944|
|Bakersfield, California, USA|
Information from the 44th Bomb Group Loading Lists at Rootsweb via William Mulholland.
Sammlung Jan Hey at http://www.flugzeugabstuerze-saarland.de/html/hochwald-nahe.html
Merged with duplicate entry to include details from :
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
MACR 10848 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database