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Robert Mooney crew, Lowery Field, Denver, Colorado. 389BG.

Rear L-R: Charles E Garrett, Eugene P Spencer, Alex Lubin, Elvin H Henderson, Eber G Ayers, Aaron P Leibowitz.
Front L-R: Robert C Mooney, James F Gerrits, John D Wilson, Rockly Triantafellu.

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Units

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

People

  • Eber Ayers

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 567BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. TDY 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti raid in B-24 'Hitler's Hearse' 42-40544 1-Aug-43; pilot killed by flak, C/P landed A/C in Izmir, Turkey, Interned INT Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Charles Garrett

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 567BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. TDY 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti raid in B-24 'Hitler's Hearse' 42-40544 1-Aug-43; pilot killed by flak, C/P landed A/C in Izmir, Turkey, Interned INT Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Gerrits

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Assigned to 567BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. TDY 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti raid in B-24 'Hitler's Hearse' 42-40544 1-Aug-43; pilot killed by flak, landed his A/C in Izmir, Turkey despite his wounds, where he and the crew where interned. INT ...

  • Elvin Henderson

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Assigned to 567BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. TDY 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti raid in B-24 'Hitler's Hearse' 42-40544 1-Aug-43; pilot killed by flak, C/P landed A/C in Izmir, Turkey, Interned INT Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Aaron Leibowitz

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 567BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. TDY 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti raid in B-24 'Hitler's Hearse' 42-40544 1-Aug-43; pilot killed by flak, C/P landed A/C in Izmir, Turkey, Interned INT Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Alex Lubin

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Assigned to 567BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. TDY 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti raid in B-24 'Hitler's Hearse' 42-40544 1-Aug-43; pilot killed by flak, C/P landed A/C in Izmir, Turkey, Wounded in Action (WIA), Interned INT ...

  • Robert Mooney

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Assigned to 567BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. TDY with 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti raid in B-24 42-40544 'Hitler's Hearse'. A/C and crew interned Izmir, Turkey. Killed in Action (KIA) Awards: DSC, AM, PH.

  • Eugene Spencer

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner
    Assigned to 567BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. TDY 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti raid in B-24 'Hitler's Hearse' 42-40544 1-Aug-43; pilot killed by flak, C/P landed A/C in Izmir, Turkey, Interned INT ...

  • Rockly Triantafellu

    Military | General | Lead Bombardier
    Interned in Turkey, landed in Izmir, Turkey, while on TDY to 9th AF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Hitler's Hearse' 42-40544. ...

  • John Wilson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Assigned to 567BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. TDY 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti raid in B-24 'Hitler's Hearse' 42-40544 1-Aug-43; pilot killed by flak, C/P landed A/C in Izmir, Turkey, Interned INT Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 February 2021 11:56:34 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations
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