Homer Henry Badgett

Military
media-16092.jpeg UPL 16092 This photography was given by Hector Badgett to Mr Joveneaux, the farmer who had lodged him during five days after his landing in parachute on the 11th of July 1944. Dressed as a farm worker, Badgett was led on a bicycle by this farmer who brought him to another farm where he was hidden inside a big fireplace.

The photograph given by Hector Badgett, after his chute at Quesnoy sur Deûle (France) the 11th of july 1944, at the farmer who hid him during five days to extract German Soldiers. An other member of the B24's crew chute in this town : Sergent Ronald O Smith.

Merged with duplicate entry to include other information provided by user JMD.

Object Number - UPL 16092 - This photography was given by Hector Badgett to Mr Joveneaux, the farmer who had lodged him during five days after his landing in parachute on the...

Homer Badgett was co-pilot on B-24 Serial 41-28713 of 389th Bomber Group / 564th Bomber Squadron, short on fuel on return from Badgett's 17th mission on 11 July 1944 to the Munich marshalling yards.



The plane exploded and crashed near Noyelles-lès-Seclin, about 5km southwest of Lille, France (NORD Department). Helped at first by Mr & Mrs Joveneaux in Marquette-lez-Lille, then by Mr and Mrs Delesalle, he was taken in charge by Mr and Mrs Wicquart-Montreuil at their farm (Ferme de Piètre) in Aubers, about 15km West of Lille.



He stayed hidden there until liberation and was back in England on 11 September 1944.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 389th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
Colonel Larry Thomas of the 453rd Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Col Larry Thomas 453BG.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 453rd Bomb Group 564th Bomb Squadron 735th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner, Nose Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 453rd Bomb Group 564th Bomb Squadron 733rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-25999
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot, / Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 564th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 564th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: PB
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 564th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 564th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Mount Vernon, Illinois, United States 3 September 1921 the son of Oscar Henry Badgett and Carrie Luella Shew Badgett

Enlisted

East Saint Louis, Illinois, United States 22 July 1942 as a Private in the Air Corps

Died

San Diego, California, United States 8 February 2002
Mount Vernon, Illinois, United States

Buried/ Commemorated

Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, California, United States

Revisions

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ContributorLucy May
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Sources

Have added information from two duplicate records. This information is from the following sources:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit history, MACR 7491, SECOND AIR DIVISION by Turner Publishing Company, D790.A2S45, 1998, page 199

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / The Liberator Men of Old Buc

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ContributorED-BB
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Sources

NARA WWII Enlistment Records
Escape & Evasion Report E&E 1957
Will C. Crawford High School, San Diego website : https://www.johnfry.com/pages/ObitsFaculty.html
Détails from Frenchman Jean Michel Dozier, Wambrechies, France, about the French patriots who helped Lt Badgett in his evasion .

Date
ContributorJmd
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The farm Jovenaux to Quesnoy sur Deûle

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ContributorJmd
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Date of birth on the report EE-1957

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ContributorAAM
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MACR 7491 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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