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Weldon H Maneval


Joined squad 8 December 1943. Shot down by fighters on mission to Escalles-sur-Buchy on 21 Jan 1944 in B-24D #41-23813 'Victory Ship'. Killed in Action (KIA).


Units served with

  • 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


  • 41-23813 'Victory Ship'

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, named 'Victory Ship', SN # 41-23813, was assigned to the 8th Air force, the 44th Bomb Group, and the 68th Bomb Squadron in Britain. It took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943. ...


Event Location Date
Born Frankfort, Kansas, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) France 21 January 1944
Died 21 January 1944
Buried Kansas


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:14 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2358 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Webb Todd, MACR 2358, 8th AF Losses