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567th Bomb Squadron

Squadron

567th Bombardment Squadron, 24 December 1942 - 13 September 1945
Stations
Davis-Monthan Field, Arizona, 24 December 1942.
Biggs Field, Texas, 1 February 1943.
Lowry Field, Colorado, 19 April – 8 June 1943.
RAF Hethel (AAF Station 114),[13] England, 11 June 1943 – 30 May 1945

Structure

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  • 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...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Hethel

Connections

People

  • George Abood

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret and Left Waist Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    George Abood was shot down by flak and crashed near Marigny in the B-24 #42-95026, "Yankee Rebel" on 25 July 1944. Abood escaped the aircraft via the tail hatch. After landing he was in contact with 1 of his crew members. Per George's report, (after...

  • Arthur Acevedo

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Orleans, FR on 7 January 1944 in B-24D #42-63977 'Los Angeles City Limits. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • John Akin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 May 1944 in B-24 #41-29451 'Helfer College'. Ditched in Channel, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Austin Allsop

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Air Medal w 4/Oak Leaf Cluster; DFC; EAME medal and WW II Victory Medal

  • Harold Ames

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Gross-Beeren on 6/21/44 in B-24 'The Magic Carpet' #42-95122, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Russell Amsinger

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak at Braunschweig on 8/5/44 in B-24 #4295184 POW

  • Kenneth Anderson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    B-24J #42-100424 'Roll Call' apparently crashed N of Lingen/Ems, GR for unknown reasons on the return from a mission to Genshagen, GR on 6 Mar 1944. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Roy Anderson

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near St. Vivien on 14 Apr 45 in B-24 'Biggest Bird' #4251233

  • William Ansel

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 April 1945 in B-24 #4250774 'Standby. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Warren Arieux

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 389th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on return from a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-100338. Prisoner of War (POW).

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Aircraft

  • 42-100146 - Mistah Chick

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24J, named, Mistah Chick, 42-100146, piloted by Ralph I. Leslie, was flak damaged on a mission over Europe and crash landed in Sweden. Transferred from the 564th Bomb Squadron (YO E) to the 567th Bomb Squadron (HP U) in March 1944. ...

  • 42-100338

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-100424

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-110074 'Satan's Mate'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 567BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Merseberg en route #2 engine had a small oil leak, at target leak increased considerably[8-9 gallons/hr], oil ran out causing it to be feathered. Within 75 minutes #3 supercharger failed....

  • 42-40733 Virgin for Short, But Not For Long

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 Liberator 42-40733 567th BS, 389th BG, 8th AF, flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Clarence W Gerrick, returning safely to Libya. ...

  • 42-40747 Heavy Date

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, 42-40747, was named, 747, and later, Heavy Date. It was in the 567th Bomb Squadron, the 389th Bombardment Group, in the 8th Air Force, in the U.K. It was temporarily detached (TDY) to the 9th Air Force in North Africa to fly on the Ploesti...

  • 42-40807

    B-24 Liberator
    This was Capt. Chester Spurrier's "regular" aircraft. Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Chester E Spurrier, returning safely to Libya. Briefly a 93rd BG aircraft in June 1943. It was lost in combat on February 24, 1944 while being...

  • 42-50371

    B-24 Liberator

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Citations

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 July 2015 23:33:16 Gunner04 Changes to description, aircraft types and unit encompassing associations
Sources

Official US Army Air Corps Records

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:29:36 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Type added.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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