James Theophilus Posey Sr

media-30182.jpeg UPL 30182 James Theo Posey, Sr

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Object Number - UPL 30182 - James Theo Posey, Sr

Commanding Officer 44th Bomb Group from 3-September 1943 to 3-December 1943 while serving TDY with the 9th Air Force at Oudna, Tunisia.

1 August 1943, led Blue Target formation to Ploesti where they inflicted severe damage on the oil refineries.


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Units served with

The insignia of the 44th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
B-24 Liberators of the 44th Bomb Group line up for takeoff at Shipdham in 1943. The 'Flying Eight-Ball' emblem of the 68th Bomb Squadron is visible on the nose of the leading aircraft. Image stamped with field press censor, 1943. Press Agency photograph- original printed caption has been removed.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Squadron
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Victory Ship
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group 68th Bomb Squadron



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West Point AOG.org/Memorials

Date10 Nov 2014 23:04:51
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Lee Cunningham 10-Nov-2014. http://www.usaaf.com/8thaf/bomber/44bg.HTM.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:14:56
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://8thairforce.com/44thbg/search/perlastname.asp; 44th Bomb Group, The Flying Eightballs, pg 22 (photo)

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