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The B-24D, Margaret Ann II. B-24 - D - 30 - CO. 42-40071. In the 8th Air Force, the 44th Bomb Group - The Flying 8 Balls, and the 68th Bomb Squadron.



  • 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...

  • 68th Bomb Squadron


  • Coleman Whitaker

    Military | First Lieutenant | B-24 Command Pilot
    Lt. Coleman Whitaker volunteered for, and served as an RAF pilot for several months before Pearl Harbor. Later, he transferred back to the USAAF and took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the large mission to the Ploesti, Romania, oil refineries, flying...


  • 42-40071 - Margaret Ann II

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D Liberator, 42-40071, named, Margaret Ann II, was assigned to the 8th Air Force, and temporarily detached (TDY) to the 98th Bomb Group in North Africa, the 44th Bomb Group, and the 68th Bomb Squadron, flown by Lt. Coleman Whitaker on the...


  • Berca

    Military site : airfield


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