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Crew of Ole Kickapoo.

Rear L-R: Lloyd H Hughes, Ronald L Helder, Sidney a Pear, John A McLoughlin.

Front L-R: Joseph E Mix, Louis N Kase, Edmond H Smith, William H Avis, Malcolm C Dalton, Thomas A Hoff.

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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

  • William Alvis

    Military | Staff Sergeant

  • Malcolm Dalton

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 564BS, 839BG, 8AF USAAF. TDY to 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti raid in B-24 42-40753 'Ole Kickapoo' 1-Aug-43, Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 157. Awards: DFC, AM, PH.

  • Ronald Helder

    Military | Second Lieutenant | B-24D Co-Pilot
    2nd Lt. Ronald Lee Helder was a B-24 pilot in the 8th Air Force, the 389th Bomb Group, and the 564th Bombing Squadron in WWII. He flew as Co-pilot with his friend, Command Pilot Lt. Lloyd H. Hughes, in the B-24D Lt. Helder called, Ole Kickapoo,...

  • Thomas Hoff

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Assigned to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. TDY to 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploseti raid in B-24 42-40753 'Ole Kickapoo' 1-Aug-43; A/C downed by flak and subsequent fire. One of two survivors from the crash. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 157 ...

  • Lloyd Hughes

    Military | Second Lieutenant | B-24 Command Pilot
    Lloyd Herbert Hughes Jr., better known to his friends, as "Pete," flew his fifth mission, as pilot of a B-24D Liberator bomber in an attack against the Axis oil refineries in Ploesti, Romania. He was killed August 1, 1943 when his plane was severely...

  • Louis Kase

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Assigned to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. TDY to 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti raid in B-24 42-40753 'Ole Kickapoo' 1-Aug-43; Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 157 ...

  • John McLoughlin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Assigned to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. TDY to 9th AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti raid in B-24 42-40753 'Ole Kickapoo' 1-Aug-43; A/C crashed near Prahova River, Romania. Killed in Action (KIA) Awards: DSC, AM, PH.

  • John McLoughlin

    Military
    Crew Number 44

  • Joseph Mix

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. TDY to 9th AF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti raid in B-24 'Ole Kickapoo' 42-40753 Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 157 Awards: DSC, PH.

  • Sidney Pear

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Assigned to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. TDY to 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti raid in B-24 42-40753 'Ole Kickapoo' 1-Aug-43; survived the crash landing, succumbed to his wounds five days later. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 157 ...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 September 2021 08:11:13 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations
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