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A B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-95260) nicknamed "Lili Marlene" of the 66th Bomb Squadron, 44th Bomb Group flies in formation with two comrades. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'B-24 H & B-24 J OF 44th B.G. 66th Sqdn' LILI Marlane was never a 66th BS ac she was always a 68th ac from the day she joined the 44th, WQ are 68th squadron code letters,

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A B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-95260) nicknamed "Lili Marlene" of the 66th Bomb Squadron, 44th Bomb Group flies in formation with two comrades. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'B-24 H & B-24 J OF 44th B.G. 66th Sqdn'

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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...

  • 66th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Ernest Arnold

    Military | Sergeant | Engineer
    Joined squad 26 October 1944. Shot down 28 December 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • David Barth

    Military | Gunner
    Joined squad 26 October 1944. Killed in Action (KIA) 28 December 1944.

  • Jesse Bledsoe

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Joined squad 20 November 1944. Killed in Action (KIA) 28 December 1944.

  • Nicholas Fidares

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner
    Joined Sqd 10/26/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 12/28/44 (Kaiserslautern) - crashed on return. Pilot: Bledsoe.

  • Theodore Frangos

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner
    Joined Sqd 9/13/44. DS/Station 113 10/27/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 12/28/44 (Kaiserslatern). Pilot: Bledose.

  • James Garrett

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner
    Joined Sqd 10/26/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 12/28/44 (Kaiserslautern). Pilot: Bledsoe.

  • Warren Griffith

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Joined Sqd 10/25/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 12/28/44 (Kaiserslautern). Pilot: Bledsoe. ...

  • Willard Kiser

    Military | Gunner
    Joined Sqd 10/26/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 12/28/44 (Kaiserslautern). Pilot: Bledsoe.

  • Charles Stell

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator

  • Harrison Wellman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator

Aircraft

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 June 2015 15:47:57 A. van Erp Changes to person associations
Sources

www.findagrave.com

Date Contributor Update
22 October 2014 09:20:50 pathway Changes to caption
Sources

PATHWAY

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:18:02 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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