Julian Truehart Darlington

Military

Object Number - UPL 48867 - 2nd Lt Julian T Darlington crew. Rear L-R: Walter Hardiek, Julian Darlington, Ned Howard, Dale Hulsey, Joseph Turley, Daryl Epp. Front L-R: Anthony...

Lt. Julian Darlington was assigned to the the 8th Air Force, and the 389th Bomb Group, TDY to the 9th Air Force, USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti mission in the B-24D, The Witch, 41-11840. - Shot down. Prisoner of War (POW). 1 Aug 43. MACR 173.

Awards: DFC, BS, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Squadron
  • Air Force: Ninth Air Force Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Ninth Air Force Twelfth Air Force Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group
  • Service Numbers: 14080256
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group
  • Service Numbers: 19091055 / O-?
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group
  • Service Numbers: 19093827 / O-?
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group
  • Service Numbers: 15331873
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group
  • Service Numbers: 39683228
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: - The Witch
  • Unit: 98th Bomb Group 343rd Bomb Squadron

Places

  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Soluch Airfield

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Barboursville, WV 1918-03-18 Son of Urban Valentine and Virginia [Bourne] Darlington.

Died

Memphis, TN 2006-09-10

Buried

Grace-Saint Lukes Episcopal Church Columbarium Memphis, Shelby County, TN 2006-09-13 Grace-Saint Lukes Episcopal Church Columbarium Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee

Based

Benina 1943-08-01 Assigned to 389BG 8AF USAAF.

Other

Shot down POW

Bulgaria border 1943-08-01 Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti raid in B-24 'The Witch' 41-11840 1-Aug-43; Shot down. POW MACR 173

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Sofia, Bulgaria 1943-08-01 Prisoner of War (POW). Bulgaria. 1 Aug 43.

Enlisted

Fort Hayes, Columbus, OH 1942-01-14 Fort Hayes, Columbus, Ohio

Revisions

Date28 Aug 2021 05:28:22
ContributorKickapoo
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Best Web - B-24 - The Witch

Date16 Aug 2021 19:56:49
Contributorjmoore43
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Added punctuation in the "Summary biography" to aid readability.

Date7 Apr 2021 15:14:32
ContributorAl_Skiff
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DB correction

Date27 Sep 2014 18:17:39
ContributorAAM
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 173

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