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The B-24D, Suzy Q, with it's Command Pilot Col. Leon Johnson, in the 44th Bombing Group the 9th Air Force. 1943

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Units

  • 376th Bomb Group

    376th Bomb Group

    Group
    Constituted as 376th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 Oct 1942 and activated in Palestine on 31 Oct. Began combat immediately, using B-24 aircraft. Operated with Ninth AF from bases in the Middle East, Nov 1942-Sep 1943, and with Twelfth AF from Tunisia...

  • 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...

  • 98th Bomb Group

    98th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 98th trained for bombardment missions with B-24 Liberators during the first half of 1942. ...

People

  • Leon Johnson

    Military | Brigadier General | B-24 Command Pilot - Commanding Officer 44th Bomb Group
    Col. Leon Johnson, the commander of the 44th Bomb Group from the 8th Air Force in Britain provided superior leadership in planning and training his pilots from the 8th Air force from the U.K. to employ very low altitude flying, before and during...

Aircraft

  • 41-23817 Suzy Q

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, named, Suzy Q, flown by Pilot Lt. Robert I. Brown and commanded by Col. Leon Johnson, led the 44th Bomb Group on the Aug 1, 1943 Ploesti raid and was the most famous ship of the 67th Squadron. The plane was lost along with the 67th's plane,...

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07 September 2021 19:30:43 general ira snapsorter Changes to place associations and mission associations
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Removed associations not depicted in image.

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06 September 2021 16:03:21 Kickapoo Changes to caption, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
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Into The fire - Duane Schultz

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15 December 2020 14:50:47 general ira snapsorter Changes to person associations and mission associations
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Removed associations not depicted in the image. Associated content should be added to the AIRCRAFT and/or PERSON records.

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15 December 2020 09:48:55 Kickapoo Changes to collection, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
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John S Young Jr - personal archives

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06 August 2019 14:11:34 Emily Changes to unit associations, person associations and mission associations
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Removed associations not depicted in image. Associated Eaker and Doolittle and removed association to 9th Air Force, as image does not show aircraft while during temporary duty to 9th Air Force

Date Contributor Update
04 August 2019 21:15:58 Kickapoo Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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Anatomy Of A Disaster - Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg ---- Black Sunday - Michael Hill ---- Into The Fire - Duane Schultz ---- TogetherWeServed.com ---- FindAGrave.com ---- Personal Archives - John S. Young

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