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B24D Command Pilot Col. Leon Johnson 44th Bombing Group 9th Air Force

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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...

  • 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 | Pilot; Commanding Officer
    Superior leadership during the Ploesti raid 1 August 1943 in B-24 #41-23817 'Suzy Q. ' ...

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 on Aug 16, 1943 on a...

Locations

  • Lete

    Military site : airfield

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 December 2020 14:50:47 general ira snapsorter Changes to person associations and mission associations
Sources

Removed associations not depicted in the image. Associated content should be added to the AIRCRAFT and/or PERSON records.

Date Contributor Update
15 December 2020 09:48:55 Kickapoo Changes to collection, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

John S Young Jr - personal archives

Date Contributor Update
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
Sources

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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