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Staff Sergeant Frank Maruszewski and Flight Officer Tom Clifford of the 44th Bomb Group tinker with their equipment. Handwritten caption on reverse (written by Colonel William R Cameron): 'Frank Maruszewski- TG Tom Clifford- Nav. Cameron'

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Units

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

People

  • William Cameron

    Military | Colonel | B-24 Command Pilot
    Col. William R. Cameron took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the Ploesti bombing mission on 1 August 1943, flying the B-24D Liberator, 41-24229, named, Buzzin' Bear, and returned to base. 1 Aug 43. ...

  • Thomas Clifford

    Military | Flight Officer | B-24 Navigator/Gunner
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-24229. ...

  • Frank Maruszewski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-24229. Killed in Action (KIA). Shot down by fighters 16 August 1943. Mission was the Foggia airfields under TDY to the 9th AAF in 41-24229 'Buzzin' Bear'.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 January 2019 09:46:45 Emily Changes to person associations
Sources

Associated Thomas Clifford

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:17:57 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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