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B-24 Liberator 41-23778 'Lady Luck' of the 66th Bomb Squadron, 44th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force. Flew on the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, returned to Libya. FTR - Lost on attack on Foggia airfields whilst on TDY to the 9th AF. Pilot Rocco A Curelli. 9 KIA, 1 POW, MACR 2141/3150.



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    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    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...

  • 66th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-23778 'Lady Luck' - 'Jenny'

    B-24 Liberator
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22 March 2015 16:50:33 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations