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Herman Becker

Military

Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Agathe d' Aliermont V1 site mission in B-24J 42-99970 'Liberty Belle' 21-Jan-44; Hit by flak in legs. Wounded in Action (WIA) RTD. MACR 8174.

Awards: PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Keith Cookus

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. Pilot on Agathe d' Aliermont V1 site mission in B-24J 42-99970 'Liberty Belle' 21-Jan-44; RTD. MACR 8174. ...

  • E McFarland

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator/Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

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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. ...

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    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...

  • 67th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-99970 'Liberty Belle'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Hit by flak on mission to V-1 sites at Agathe d' Aliermont, France on 21-Jan-44. Flak hit in bomb bay, nose turret, ball turret, starboard wing and taking out #1 & 2 engines leaving #3 on fire. 3 x crew baled out over...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 187

    21 January 1944
    This mission is directed at 36 V-Weapon sites (34 in the Pas-de-Calaise area and 2 in the Chrebourg area of France) 24 of these are bombed successfully. All three Bomb Divisions participate in the attacks and the bomber gunners claimed 5-1-2 of...

Associated Place

  • Shipdham

    Military site : airfield
    Shipdham was built in 1941-1942, the first US heavy bomber airfield in the English county of Norfolk. It was a standard design, with T2-type hangars and a domestic site dispersed to the south east. Improvements were carried out to increase the number...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Philadelphia, PA 16 January 1921

Son of Louis Becker.

Lived in Gloucester County, NJ 1942
Enlisted Camden, NJ 17 August 1942

Camden, New Jersey

Based Shipdham 1944 – 1944

Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF.

Wounded in Action (WIA) RTD 21 January 1944

Wounded in Action (WIA) RTD. MACR 8174

Hospitalised 21 January 1944 – 23 February 1944

Hospitalised, shrapnel in legs.

Discharged USAAF 25 May 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died 10 February 1961

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 March 2020 13:18:42 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28698182
https://www.fold3.com/image/675022453
https://www.fold3.com/record/85973875-herman-becker
https://www.fold3.com/record/624836865-herman-becker-1921

Date Contributor Update
03 March 2020 02:02:11 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "#" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
08 April 2019 18:29:30 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28698055
https://www.fold3.com/image/28698182
https://www.fold3.com/record/85973875-herman-becker

Date Contributor Update
08 April 2019 14:04:26 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28698055
https://www.fold3.com/image/28698182
https://www.fold3.com/record/85973875-herman-becker

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:58 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

8th AF Losses, MACR 8714 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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