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"Four members of bomber crews, L - R: Cpl. M. Eusano, San Fernando, CA, 2nd Lt. Gerald G. Gille, Quincy, IL, 1st Lt. Dellas A. Brown, Roy, UT and 1st Lt. John K. Winchester, Clayton, NM, watch a worker operate one of the machines at an armament plant at London England. 14th December 1943."



  • 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...


  • Dellas Brown

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    18 Nov 1943 flying B24 from Norway, wing gunner Gaziukeviczus was killed by a bullet from an enemy fighter.

  • Gerald Gille

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Assigned to 506BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Brunswick mission 8-Apr-44 in B-24 42-7767 'Shack Rabbit'; Volunteered to crew on 67BS A/C. Shot down by fighters, baled out at low level. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 3849 ...

  • John Winchester

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot
    Assigned to 66BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1-Aug-43, flying B-24 Liberator 41-23778. 33 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC (OLC), AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.


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04 April 2019 20:50:07 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations