Shipdham Airfield Museum

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Object Number - UPL 25444 - Display in Shipdham airfield museum to the 44th Bombardment Group.

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Detailed History

Shipdham Flying Club is a group of flyers and friends who operate at Shipdham Airfield.
The club was formed in early 2000 to re-open Shipdham airfield.

The airfield was the wartime base of the 44th Bombardment Group, known as the Flying Eight Balls. It now hosts their museum. The airfield and museum receive visits from the families of wartime veterans and anyone else interested in the history of the airfield. Please call the Club Secretary for details.

See website for more details: http://www.shipdhamflyingclub.co.uk/#

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 68th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 0712502
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator B24
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 68th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-818843
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 506th Bomb Squadron
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 305th Bomb Group Can Do 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 491st Bomb Group
  • Highest Rank: Private First Class
  • Role/Job: Military Policeman

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Mi-Akin-Ass
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 67th Bomb Squadron

Revisions

Date15 Dec 2016 09:23:24
ContributorLucy May

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