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Herbert L Bayless

Military

Shot down 2 December 1944 in B-24 42-50766. Killed in Action (KIA).

"Part of the formation that attacked the Bingen marshalling yard on 2 December 1944 was the Liberator of pilot Herbert L. Bayless of 44 BG (506 BS). Like the ship of pilot Billingsley it was also attacked by German Me-109’s of IV./JG 3 and set ablaze. The aircraft spun down and hit the ground near Schwarzerden (near Kirn). Five men perished, four survived".

Service

People

  • William Mulholland

    Military | Sergeant | Instrument Specialist, Mechanic, Aerial Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Bill went on flight status at the age of 30. He acquired the nickname "The Count" or "Count Nickels" after telling the other flyers tales of working in the NYC subway System where he said the change booth attendant was called "Count Nickels." ...

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-50766

    B-24 Liberator
    "Part of the formation that attacked the Bingen marshalling yard on 2 December 1944 was the Liberator of pilot Herbert L. Bayless of 44 BG (506 BS). Like the ship of pilot Billingsley it was also attacked by German Me-109’s of IV./JG 3 and set ablaze....

  • 42-7642 M'Darling

    B-24 Liberator
    Suffered a landing gear collapse on 11 May 1944

Missions

  • 545

    12 August 1944

Events

Event Location Date
Born Bakersfield, California, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) near Schwarzerden, Germany 2 December 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 November 2019 11:46:32 general ira snapsorter Changes to role and mission associations
Sources

Information from the 44th Bomb Group Loading Lists at Rootsweb via William Mulholland.

Date Contributor Update
06 February 2019 15:16:28 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and events
Sources

Sammlung Jan Hey at http://www.flugzeugabstuerze-saarland.de/html/hochwald-nahe.html

Date Contributor Update
16 September 2015 16:07:48 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and unit associations
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from :
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
MACR 10848

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:53 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 10848 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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