506th Bomb Squadron

Squadron

Object Number - UPL 14570 - B-24 Liberator #4124282 'Ruth-Less' a survivor of 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid. Lost on raid on V1 rocket launching ramps at Pas-de-Calais, France....

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Unit stations

Station Location Date

Based

Shipdham

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 506th Bomb Squadron
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 506th Bomb Squadron
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 506th Bomb Squadron
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 506th Bomb Squadron
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 506th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Baldy and his Brood
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 801st Bomb Group Base Air Depot 1 506th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Mr 5 X 5
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 506th Bomb Squadron 66th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Earthquake McGoon
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 506th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Ruth-Less
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 506th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Old Crow
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 506th Bomb Squadron

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:42:49
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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