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Emil Berry Jr

Military

Assigned to 704BS, 446BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ludwigshaven in B-24 42-52467 'Hula Wahine II' 31-7-44; shot down by flak and crashed at Dudweiler. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 7747

Awards: AM, PH.

Service

People

  • John Carswell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Dudweiller on 7/31/44 in B-24 Hula Wahine II #4252467 POW

  • John Good

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 446th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed at Dudweiler in B-24 Hula Wahine II #4252467

  • Virgil Huddleston

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW). Shot down by flak and crashed at Dudweiler on 7/31/44 in B-24 Hula Wahine II 42-52467 POW

  • Stanley Kudlo

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Dudweiler on 7/31/44 in B-24 Hula Wahine II #4252467 POW

  • John Monsulick

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 446th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Dudweiler on 7/31/44 in B-24 Hula Wahine II #4252467 POW

  • Lewis Pulsipher

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 704BS, 446BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ludwigshaven in B-24 42-52467 'Hula Wahine II' 31-7-44; shot down by flak and crashed at Dudweiler. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 7747 Awards: AM, PH.

  • Gilbert Rubenstin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 446th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Dudweiller on 7/31/44 in B-24 Hula Wahine II #4252467 POW

  • Jack Sanders

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed at Dudweiller on 7/31/44 in B-24 'Hula Wahine II' #42-52467, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Jack Woods

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Nose Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Dudweiler in B=24 Hula Wahine II #4252467 POW

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...

  • 564th Bomb Squadron
  • 704th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-28778

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Ludwigshaven. Hit by flak just after bombs away, causing a fire in the bomb bay and taking out #3 engine. A/C edged out of formation and dove straight down exploding in mid air and...

  • 42-52467 Hula Wahine II

    B-24 Liberator

Associated Place

  • Bungay

    Military site : airfield
    From late November 1943, the three bases of Bungay, Seething and Hardwick were the stations of the 20th Combat Wing of the Eighth Air Force. The base had previously housed individual squadrons of the 310th Bomb Group (Twelfth Air Force) and of the 93rd...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Louisville, KY, USA 29 August 1915

Son of Emil Sr and Lelah [Sonner] Berry.

Enlisted Allentown, RI 26 May 1942

Allentown, Rhode Island

Based Bungay 1944 – 31 July 1944

Assigned to 704BS, 446BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Dudweiler, Germany 31 July 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Ludwigshaven in B-24 42-52467 'Hula Wahine II' 31-7-44; shot down by flak and crashed at Dudweiler. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 7747

Buried 1946

Re-Interred
Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial
Plot D Row 25 Grave 40

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 March 2021 13:57:21 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/310763821
https://www.fold3.com/record/83479765/emil-berry-jr-wwii-army-enlistment...
https://www.fold3.com/record/529888415/emil-berry-jr-american-battle-mon...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56652721/emil-berry

Date Contributor Update
06 February 2019 13:41:29 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and events
Sources

http://www.flugzeugabstuerze-saarland.de/html/idar-oberstein.html

Date Contributor Update
30 September 2015 11:37:18 general ira snapsorter Changes to surname, middlename, suffix, highest rank, biography, events, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Merged with duplicate record to include details from:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
MACR 7826.
Burial detail from http://www.findagrave.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:06 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 7747 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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