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44th Bombardment Group (Heavy)

Aircraft:B-24
Group Emblem:
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Wing:14th Combat Bombardment Wing
Division:2nd Bombardment Division
Airfield(s)
Squadrons:66th Bombardment Squadron
67th Bombardment Squadron
68th Bombardment Squadron
506th Bombardment Squadron
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Details: Trained with B-24's. Became an operational training unit in Feb 1942. Also served on antisubmarine duty. In Jul 1942 began intensive preparations for combat. Moved to England, Aug-Oct 1942, for service with Eighth AF. Operations consisted primarily of assaults against strategic targets in France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Italy Rumania, Austria, Poland, and Sicily. Pounded submarine installations, industrial establishments, airfields, harbors, shipyards, and other objectives in France and Germany, Nov 1942-Jun 1943.

Received a DUC for an extremely hazardous mission against naval installations at Kiel on 14 May 1943: with its B-24's carrying incendiaries to be dropped after three B-17 groups had released high explosive bombs, the 44th flew in the wake of the main formation; thus the B-24's were particularly vulnerable because they had no protection from fire power of the main force, and this vulnerability increased when the group had to open its own formation for the attack; but the 44th blanketed the target with incendiaries in spite of the concentrated flak and continuous interceptor attacks it encountered.

Late in Jun 1943 a large detachment moved to North Africa to help facilitate the invasion of Sicily by bombing airfields and marshalling yards in Italy.

The detachment also participated in the famous low-level raid on the Ploesti oil fields on 1 Aug 1943. The group was awarded a DUC for its part in this raid and its commander, Col Leon Johnson, was awarded the Medal of Honor for his daring and initiative in leading his men into smoke, flame, and alerted fighter and antiaircraft opposition over the target, which already had been bombed in error by another group.

Before returning to England at the end of Aug, the detachment bombed an aircraft factory in Austria and supported ground forces in Sicily.

In Sep, a detachment was sent to North Africa to support the Salerno operations. The detachment returned to England in Oct and from Nov 1943 to Apr 1945, the entire group carried out operations against targets in western Europe, concentrating on airfields, oil installations, and marshalling yards.

Took part in the intensive campaign of heavy bombers against the German aircraft industry during Big Week, 20-25 Feb 1944. Sometimes flew support and interdictory missions. Struck airfields, railroads, and V-weapon sites in preparation for the Normandy invasion; supported the invasion in Jun 1944 by attacking strong points in the beachhead area and transportation targets behind the front lines. Aided the Caen offensive and the St Lo breakthrough in Jul.

Dropped food, ammunition, and other supplies to troops engaged in the airborne attack on Holland in Sep. Helped to check the enemy offensive during the Battle of the Bulge, Dec 1944-Jan 1945, by striking bridges, tunnels, choke points, rail and road junctions, and communications in the battle area. Attacked airfields and transportation in support of the advance into Germany, and flew a resupply mission during the airborne assault across the Rhine in Mar 1945.

Flew last combat mission on 25 Apr 1945. Returned to the US in Jun 1945. Redesignated 44th Bombardment Group (Very Heavy) in Aug 1945. Trained with B-29's. Assigned to Strategic Air Command on 21 Mar 1946. Inactivated on 12 Jul 1946.

    Commanders
  • Lt Col Melvin B Asp, c. 15 Jan 1941
  • Lt Col Hugo P Rush, May 1941
  • Col F H Robinson, c. 1 Apr 1942
  • Col Leon W Johnson, c. 15 Jan 1943
  • Lt Col James T Posey, c. 3 Sep 1943
  • Col Frederick R Dent, Dec 1943
  • Col John H Gibson, c. 1 Apr 1944
  • Col Eugene H Snavely, Aug 1944
  • Col Vernon C Smith, Apr 1945

Air Force Combat Units of World War II, Maurer, Maurer: USAF, 1986

Accident Reports:Number of Non-Combat-Related Accident reports for this group: 38

Missions

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#DATENAMETARGETSA/C LOST
1November 07, 1942VII BC 16U-boat pens
2November 09, 1942VIII FC 18Uboat base in France
3November 14, 1942VII BC 19Uboat pens in France
4November 17, 1942VIII BC 20Uboat pens and an airfield in France
5November 18, 1942VIII BC 21Uboat bases
6December 06, 1942VIII BC 24Airfields and industry in France1
7December 12, 1942VIII BC 25Rouen marshaling yards and airfields at Romilly and Abbeville
8December 20, 1942VIII BC 26Luftwaffe air depot at Romilly-sur-Seine
9January 03, 1943VIII BC 28St Nazaire U-Boat base in France
10January 13, 1943VIII BC 29Steel and locomotive works and marshaling yard at Lille, France
11January 23, 1943VIII BC 30The port area of Lorient, France
12January 27, 1943VIII BC 31Naval base at Wilhelmshaven, Germany2
13February 02, 1943VIII BC 32Hamm marshaling yards
14February 04, 1943VIII BC 33Hamm, Germany marshalling yards
15February 15, 1943VIII BC 35Port area and shipping at Dunkirk, France2
16February 16, 1943VIII BC 36Port area of St. Nazaire, France2
17February 26, 1943VIII BC 37Bremen (P), Wilhelmshaven (O)2
18February 27, 1943VIII BC 38U-boat pens, port and naval facilities at Brest, France
19March 04, 1943VIII BC 39Hamm, Germany marshaling yards
20March 06, 1943VIII BC 40Power plant, bridge and the port area at Lorient, France
21March 08, 1943VIII BC 41Rouen France marshaling yards2
22March 12, 1943VIII BC 42Rouen-Sotteville marshalling yard
23March 13, 1943VIII BC 43Amiens, France marshaling yards
24March 17, 1943VIII BC 44Rouen-Sotteville marshaling yard
25March 18, 1943VIII BC 45Vegesack, Germany submarine yards
26March 22, 1943VIII BC 46Wilhelmshaven, Germany Uboat yards2
27March 28, 1943VIII BC 47Rouen-Sotteville marshaling yard
28March 31, 1943VIII BC 48Rotterdam, Netherlands shipyards and dock areas
29April 05, 1943VIII BC 50Antwerp, Belgium industrial areas
30April 16, 1943VIII BC 51Brest and Lorient Uboat bases
31May 01, 1943VIII BC 53Sainte-Nazaire, France U-boat base and shipyard
32May 04, 1943VIII BC 54Ford and General Motors plants at Antwerp, Belgium
33May 14, 1943VIII BC 56Uboat yards and base at Kiel, Germany; Antwerp industrial area; Courtrai a/f; IJMuiden power plant5
34May 17, 1943VIII BC 58Lorient, France Uboat base and port area1
35May 29, 1943VIII BC 61St. Nazaire Uboat base
36September 06, 1943VIII BC 91Aircraft and bearing factories in and around Stuttgart, Germany
37September 07, 1943VIII BC 92Airfields in Holland, Belgium; V-weapons sites in France
38September 09, 1943VIII BC 94Operation STARKEY: rehearsal for the invasion of France
39September 15, 1943VIII BC 95Aviation industry in France
40September 26, 1943VIII BC 103Targets in Paris
41September 27, 1943VIII BC 104Port area of Emden, Germany
42October 04, 1943VIII BC 108Targets in Germany
43October 09, 1943VIII BC 113Industrial targets and ports in Germany
44October 10, 1943VIII BC 114Railroads and waterways in and around Munster, Germany
45October 20, 1943VIII BC 116Industrial area at Duren, Germany
46November 03, 1943VIII BC 119Wilhelmshaven, Germany port area
47November 05, 1943VIII BC 121Rail targets in Germany
48November 13, 1943VIII BC 130Port area of Bremen, Germany
49November 16, 1943VIII BC 131Targets in Norway
50November 18, 1943VIII BC 132Oslo/Kjeller airfield in Norway5
51November 26, 1943VIII BC 138Bremen, Germany
52November 30, 1943VIII BC 143Solingen, Germany industrial area
53December 01, 1943VIII BC 145Solingen and Leverkusen, Germany industrial areas1
54December 05, 1943VIII BC 149Airfields in France
55December 11, 1943VIII BC 151Emden, Germany industrial area1
56December 13, 1943VIII BC 154Bremen and Kiel, Germany port areas
57December 16, 1943VIII BC 156Bremen, Germany port area
58December 20, 1943VIII BC 159Bremen, Germany port area1
59December 22, 1943VIII BC 161Marshalling yards at Osnabruck and Munster, Germany2
60December 24, 1943VIII BC 164Pas-de-Calais V-Weapons sites
61December 30, 1943VIII BC 169Ludwigshafen port area1
62December 31, 1943VIII BC 171Airfields in France
63January 04, 19448AF BC 174Targets in Germany
64January 05, 19448AF BC 176Kiel shipyards and industrial area
65January 11, 19448AF FC FO 182Aviation targets in Germany
66January 14, 19448AF BC 183Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites
67January 21, 19448AF BC 187Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites5
68January 29, 19448AF BC 198Frankfurt Industrial area2
69February 02, 19448AF 205St. Pol / Siracourt V-weapons sites
70February 05, 19448AF 210Airfields in France2
71February 06, 19448AF 212Airfields in France
72February 08, 19448AF 214Siracourt and Watten V-weapons sites; Frankfurt marshaling yards
73February 11, 19448AF 218Siracourt V-weapons site; Frankfurt area marshaling yards
74February 12, 19448AF 220St. Pol / Siracourt V-weapons sites
75February 13, 19448AF 221Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites
76February 20, 19448AF 226Tutow and Rostock airfields; Aviation industry in Germany2
77February 21, 1944B228Airfields in Germany
78February 24, 19448AF 233Schweinfurt industrial area2
79February 25, 19448AF 235Aviation targets in Germany
80March 02, 19448AF 244Frankfurt, Germany marshaling yards
81March 03, 19448AF 246Wilhelmshaven, Germany port area
82March 05, 19448AF 248Airfields in France
83March 06, 19448AF 250Berlin industrial areas
84March 08, 19448AF 252Berlin industrial areas
85March 09, 19448AF 253Berlin industrial areas
86March 11, 19448AF 255Munster marshaling yards
87March 12, 19448AF 256St. Pol / Siracourt V-weapons sites
88March 15, 19448AF 259Brunswick industrial area1
89March 16, 19448AF 262Augsburg, Germany and T/Os
90March 18, 19448AF 264Aviation targets in Germany8
91March 21, 19448AF 270Watten V-weapon site
92March 22, 19448AF 273Berlin aviation industry areas
93March 23, 19448AF 275Brunswick aviation targets
94March 24, 19448AF 277German industrial area and French airfields
95March 26, 19448AF 280Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites
96March 27, 19448AF 282Airfields in SW France2
97April 01, 19448AF 287Ludwigshafen chemical industry
98April 06, 19448AF 290Watten V-weapons site
99April 08, 19448AF 291Aviation targets in Germany11
100April 09, 19448AF 293Aviation targets in Germany1
101April 11, 19448AF 298Aviation targets in Germany1
102April 13, 19448AF 301Schweinfurt industrial area1
103April 18, 19448AF 306Aviation targets in Germany
104April 19, 19448AF 308Aviation targets in Germany
105April 20, 19448AF 309V-weapon sites in France
106April 22, 19448AF 311Hamm, Germany marshaling yards
107April 27, 19448AF 322Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites1
108April 29, 19448AF 327Berlin city area2
109May 01, 19448AF 333Marshaling yards in France
110May 03, 19448AF 336V-weapons sites at Wizernes, France
111May 07, 19448AF 342Berlin targets of opportunity, Munster and Osnabruck industrial areas
112May 08, 19448AF 344Targets in Germany
113May 09, 19448AF 347Marshaling yards and airfields in France, Belgium and Luxembourg
114May 11, 19448AF 350Marshaling yards and airfields in France1
115May 12, 19448AF 353German oil industry targets1
116May 13, 19448AF 355Oil production facilities in Germany and Czechoslovakia
117May 15, 19448AF 356Marquise V-weapons site
118May 19, 19448AF 358Targets in Germany: Factories and Wilhelm-Strasse Railroad Station
119May 21, 19448AF 360V-weapon sites in France
120May 23, 19448AF 364Airfields and rail targets in France
121May 24, 19448AF 367Airfields in France and Financial District, Admiralty, War Offices in Berlin area
122May 25, 19448AF 370Airfields, rail targets and coastal batteries in France1
123May 27, 19448AF 373Rail targets in Germany and France
124May 28, 19448AF 376Oil production facilities in Germany 1
125May 29, 19448AF 379Aviation and oil targets in Germany2
126May 30, 19448AF 380Industry in Germany, rail targets in France and Belgium
127May 31, 19448AF 382Aviation and rail targets in Germany; rail targets in France and Belgium
128June 02, 19448AF 384, 385V-weapons sites, airfields and rail targets in France
129June 03, 19448AF 388Pas de Calais defenses
130June 05, 19448AF 392Le Havre, Caen, Boulogne, Cherbourg coastal defenses1
131June 06, 19448AF 394Coastal targets in invasion area
132June 07, 19448AF 397, 398Tactical targets in NW France
133June 08, 19448AF 400Rail targets and airfields in France
134June 10, 19448AF 403Tactical targets in France, airfields and chokepoints
135June 11, 19448AF 405Airfields and rail targets in Paris, Brittany and Loire valley
136June 12, 19448AF 407Airfields and bridges in France
137June 14, 19448AF 412Airfields in France and the low countries; supply sites in France
138June 15, 19448AF 414Airfields and rail targets in France; Oil targets in Germany
139June 17, 19448AF 418Airfields in France
140June 18, 19448AF 421Oil targets in Germany
141June 19, 19448AF 424Pas-de-Calais V-Weapons sites
142June 20, 19448AF 425Oil and industrial targets in Germany, V-weapons sites in France1
143June 21, 19448AF 428Oil production facilities in Germany; first Shuttle mission to USSR (Operation FRANTIC)1
144June 22, 19448AF 432Industry and airfields in NW France
145June 23, 19448AF 435 and 436Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites; rail and airfield targets in NW France
146June 24, 19448AF 439Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites; rail and airfield targets in NW France1
147June 25, 19448AF 441, 442Airfields and electric power installtions in France
148June 27, 19448AF 443Pas-de-Calais V-weapons sites; airfield in France1
149June 29, 19448AF 447Strategic targets in Leipzig area2
150July 04, 19448AF 451Airfields and bridges in France
151July 07, 19448AF 458Oil, bearing and aircraft plants in Germany3
152July 08, 19448AF 460Transportation and V-weapons targets in France
153July 11, 19448AF 466Munich and southern Germany2
154July 12, 19448AF 469Munich and southern Germany
155July 16, 19448AF 476Munich area
156July 18, 19448AF 481Tactical targets in France; Kiel oil targets; Peenemunde area
157July 19, 19448AF 482Industrial targets in W and SW Germany
158July 20, 19448AF 484Oil and industrial targets in W Germany
159July 21, 19448AF 486Aircraft industry, airfields and ball-bearing plants in SW Germany4
160July 24, 19448AF 492Tactical support for Operation COBRA
161July 25, 19448AF 494Tactical support for Operation COBRA
162July 29, 19448AF 503Oil targets in Germany and airfields in France2
163July 31, 19448AF 507Targets in Germany and airfields in France
164August 01, 19448AF 508Airfields, bridges, tactical targets in France
165August 02, 19448AF 510, 511Tactical targets in France
166August 04, 19448AF 516GH attack V-weapon sites and coastal batteries
167August 04, 19448AF 514Oil refineries, aircraft factories
168August 05, 19448AF 519, 520, 521Strategic targets in Germany, V-weapons site, GH test
169August 06, 19448AF 524Refineries and factories in Germany; Noball targets in France1
170August 07, 19448AF 527, 528Fuel dumps, bridges in France; GH test
171August 08, 19448AF 530, 8AF 531Airfields and Noball targets in France1
172August 09, 19448AF 533, 8AF 535Aviation and tank industry and airfields in SE Germany; Micro H test
173August 12, 19448AF 545Metz and airfields in central and eastern France1
174August 13, 19448AF 548, 549, 550Support of Ground troops near Le Havre; transportation around Paris1
175August 14, 19448AF 552Airfield, rail in France; aviation and oil plants in Germany
176August 15, 19448AF 554Airfields in Germany and the Low Countries
177August 16, 19448AF 556Oil refineries and aircraft plants in Germany
178August 18, 19448AF 561, 562Bridges, Airfields, Fuel Dumps and an Aircraft Engine Factory in France and Belgium
179August 24, 19448AF 568Strategic targets in Germany1
180August 25, 19448AF 570Aircraft component plants
181August 26, 19448AF 575, 576, 577, 578, 575: Brest gun batteries; 576: oil, fuel, chemicals; 577: bridge; 578: TV bombs
182August 30, 19448AF 590 & 8AF 591590: V-1 launching sites; 591: Kiel and Bremen
183September 05, 19448AF 605, 8AF 606605: Aviation and oil industry in SE Germany. 606: enemy positions nr. Brest
184September 10, 19448AF 619, 8AF 620Targets in Stuttgart area
185September 11, 19448AF 623Attacks on synthetic oil plants and refinery
186September 12, 19448AF 626Attacks on Germany oil industry
187September 13, 19448AF 628Oil and industrial target in southern Germany
188September 18, 19448AF 639Re-supply of US airborne forces in the Nijmegan-Eindhoven area
189September 22, 19448AF 645Vehicle factories in Kassel, Germany
190September 25, 19448AF 647Rail targets in western Germany and oil plant at Ludwigshafen
191September 26, 19448AF 648Rail targets and vehicle factories in western Germany
192September 27, 19448AF 650Industry and transportation targets in western Germany
193September 28, 19448AF 652Oil and vehicle plants in central Germany
194September 30, 19448AF 655Rail and aviation targets in western Germany1
195October 02, 19448AF 658; 8AF 659Industrial targets in Cologne and Kassel; Hamm marshaling yard
196October 03, 19448AF 662Airfields and industrial targets in Germany
197October 05, 19448AF 665Industry, airfields and railways in Germany
198October 06, 19448AF 667Industry in northern Germany
199October 07, 19448AF 669Oil installations and vehicle plants2
200October 09, 19448AF 670Industrial targets in south and central Germany
201October 12, 19448AF 674Airfield and marshalling yard
202October 14, 19448AF 676, 8AF 677Rail targets in Germany
203October 15, 19448AF 678Industrial, oil and rail targets in Cologne, Germany area
204October 17, 19448AF 681Targets in Cologne area
205October 18, 19448AF 682Attacks on Kassel, Cologne, Leverkusen3
206October 19, 19448AF 683Industrial targets in Mannheim and Mainz
207October 25, 19448AF 688Oil and industry in western Germany
208October 26, 19448AF 689Industry and comm targets in western Germany
209October 30, 19448AF 693Oil industry in Germany1
210November 01, 19448AF 696Oil installations and a rail bridge
211November 02, 19448AF 698Oil and rail targets in Central Germany
212November 04, 19448AF 700Oil installations in western Germany
213November 05, 19448AF 702Marshalling yards in western Germany
214November 06, 19448AF 704Oil installations in western Germany
215November 08, 19448AF 705Oil and rail targets in Germany
216November 09, 19448AF 707Tactical targets in Metz and Thionville areas
217November 10, 19448AF 709Airfield in western Germany
218November 16, 19448AF 715Tactical targets near Aachen
219November 21, 19448AF 720Oil industry in Germany
220November 25, 19448AF 723Synthetic oil installation at Merseburg and Bingen rail yard
221November 26, 19448AF 725Rail and oil installation in western Germany
222November 27, 19448AF 727Marshalling yards in Germany
223November 29, 19448AF 729Rail and oil targets Germany
224November 30, 19448AF 731Rail and oil targets Germany
225December 02, 19448AF 734Rail marshaling yards in Germany2
226December 04, 19448AF 736Rail targets in Germany1
227December 05, 19448AF 728, 8AF 729Berlin weapons works and Munster rail yards; 729: Aphrodite op
228December 06, 19448AF 741Oil and rail targets in Germany
229December 10, 19448AF 745Rail targets in Germany
230December 11, 19448AF 746Rail targets and bridge in western Germany
231December 12, 19448AF 748Oil and rail targets in Germany
232December 23, 19448AF 757Rail and communication centers behind battle lines in Ardennes
233December 24, 19448AF 759, 760Airfields and communications center in Gemany (760) and French U-boat coastal batteries (759)
234December 28, 19448AF 766Rail and road bridges in western Germany1
235December 29, 19448AF 769Communications targets in western Germany
236December 30, 19448AF 770Rail and communications targets in western Germany
237December 31, 19448AF 772Strategic targets and comm centers along German supply lines
238January 01, 19458AF 774Oil and rail targets in western Germany
239January 03, 19458AF 778Rail and communications targets in western Germany
240January 05, 19458AF 781Rail targets and airfield in central Germany
241January 07, 19458AF 785Comm centers, rail targets, bridges and oil depots in western Germany
242January 08, 19458AF 787Comm centers, rail targets, bridges in western Germany
243January 13, 19458AF 791Marshalling yards and Rhine rail bridges
244January 14, 19458AF 792Oil facilities in central Germany and highway bridges at Cologne
245January 16, 19458AF 796Oil and industrial targets in Germany
246January 17, 19458AF 798Oil refineries at Hamburg and Harburg
247January 21, 19458AF 803Industry and rail targets in central Germany
248January 28, 19458AF 809Marshalling yards, bridges and benzol plant at Dortmund1
249January 28, 19458AF 809Marshalling yards, bridges and benzol plant at Dortmund1
250January 29, 19458AF 811Industrial plants at Kassel and rail targets in central Germany
251February 03, 19458AF 817Major attack on Berlin and Madgeburg oil industry
252February 06, 19458AF 821Oil targets in Germany
253February 09, 19458AF 824Oil targets in Germany
254February 14, 19458AF 830Oil and rail targets in Germany
255February 15, 19458AF 832Oil plants at Magdeburg and rail targets in Germany
256February 21, 19458AF 839Rail targets in Nuremburg
257February 22, 19458AF 841Operation Clarion: major attack on German rail and road targets
258February 23, 19458AF 843Second day of Clarion mission
259February 24, 19458AF 845Oil refineries and rail targets
260February 25, 19458AF 847Tank factories; jet airfields; oil depots
261February 26, 19458AF 849Attacks on targets in Berlin
262February 27, 19458AF 851Road and rail targets in Halle and Leipzig
263February 28, 19458AF 854Rail targets in Germany
264March 01, 19458AF 857Marshalling yards in central and southern Germany
265March 02, 19458AF 859Synthetic oil plants and tank works
266March 03, 19458AF 861Oil refineries in Germany
267March 04, 19458AF 863Jet airfields and industrial targets
268March 05, 19458AF 865Synthetic oil plants
269March 08, 19458AF 872Synthetic oil plants and rail targets
270March 10, 19458AF 877Rail targets
271March 11, 19458AF 881U-boat yards and oil installations in northern Germany
272March 12, 19458AF 883Marshalling yards
273March 14, 19458AF 886Rail, oil and industrial targets
274March 15, 19458AF 889German Army HQ and rail targets
275March 17, 19458AF 892Oil, industrial and rail targets
276March 18, 19458AF 894Rail and tank plants in Berlin area
277March 19, 19458AF 896Industry, rail and airfield targets in Germany1
278March 20, 19458AF 898Hamburg area targets
279March 21, 19458AF 901, 902, 903, 904Jet fighter bases
280March 22, 19458AF 906Attacks on barracks, camps and airfields
281March 23, 19458AF 908Rail targets in west and central Germany
282March 24, 19458AF 911Operations in support of Operation VARSITY - crossing of the Rhine2
283March 25, 19458AF 913Oil plants
284March 30, 19458AF 918Uboat construction and operation targets
285March 31, 19458AF 920Synthetic oil plants, munition and vehicles factories
286April 04, 19458AF 926Airfields in Germany
287April 05, 19458AF 928Ordnance depots, marshalling yards and airfields1
288April 06, 19458AF 930Leipzig area
289April 07, 19458AF 931Ordnance depots, marshalling yards and airfields
290April 09, 19458AF 935Oil depot, ammunition plant and jet airfields
291April 10, 19458AF 938Jet airfields and army base near Berlin
292April 11, 19458AF 941Airfields, munitions and rail targets
293April 14, 19458AF 948Bordeaux strong points and batteries
294April 15, 19458AF 951Bordeaux and Royan strong points and batteries
295April 16, 19458AF 954, 8AF 955Rail and communication centers
296April 18, 19458AF 959Rail targets in Germany
297April 20, 19458AF 962Rail targets in Berlin and Czechoslovakia
298April 25, 19458AF 968Airfields and rail targets in Czechoslovakia and southeast Germany
TOTAL AIRCRAFT LOST:117

Non-Combat Related Accidents

#DATEREPORT
11943-01-03Aircraft: B-24D (#41-23806).
Organization: 68BS / 44BG of Shipdham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Erwin, Roy B.
Notes: killed in crash landing out of gas.
Location: Talbenny England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
21943-02-20Aircraft: B-24D (#41-23703).
Organization: 66BS / 44BG of Shipdham, Norfolk.
Pilot: McCoy, Bill (NMI).
Notes: killed due to structural failure.
Location: Watton/ 3mi SW England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
31943-03-20Aircraft: DB-7B (#AL450).
Organization: 68BS / 44BG of Shipdham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Phillips, Reginald H.
Notes: bail out.
Location: Shipdham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
41943-07-22Aircraft: B-24D (#41-23787).
Organization: 506BS / 44BG of Shipdham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Stevens, Gordon S.
Notes: take off accident.
Location: Ibsley, Hamptonshire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
51943-12-21Aircraft: B-24D (#42-72878).
Organization: 67BS / 44BG of Shipdham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Butler, Richard D.
Notes: crashed due to engine failure.
Location: Shipdham/ 3 1/2mi NW England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
61944-01-02Aircraft: B-24H (#42-7536).
Organization: 66BS / 44BG of Shipdham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Jewell, Kenneth G.
Notes: forced landing due to engine failure.
Location: Deopham Green, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
71944-01-04Aircraft: B-24H (#42-7476).
Organization: 66BS / 44BG of Shipdham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Harleman, Richard E.
Notes: crashed on take off.
Location: Shipdham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
81944-01-13Aircraft: B-24H (#42-7551).
Organization: 68BS / 44BG of Shipdham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Hovey, Glenn C.
Notes: killed in crash landing.
Location: Shipdam/ 2mi SW England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
91944-02-02Aircraft: B-24 (#41-24282).
Organization: / 44BG of Shipdham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Bolin, James G.
Notes: killed in a crash.
Location: Eastbourn England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
101944-02-09Aircraft: B-24H (#41-29236).
Organization: 66BS / 44BG of Shipdham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Hunn, Spencer S.
Notes: take off accident.
Location: Shipdham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
111944-02-20Aircraft: B-24J (#42-100285).
Organization: 66BS / 44BG of Shipdham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Talbott, David R.
Notes: crash landing out of gas.
Location: Ipswich/ 5 1/2mi SW England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
121944-03-05Aircraft: B-24D (#42-63695).
Organization: 506BS / 44BG of Shipdham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Duffy, William M Jr.
Notes: crashed on take off.
Location: Shipdham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
131944-03-07Aircraft: B-24H (#42-7582).
Organization: 66BS / 44BG of Shipdham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Folsom, Glenn R.
Notes: killed in mid air collision.
Location: Shipdham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
141944-03-23Aircraft: B-24H (#41-29538).
Organization: 68BS / 44BG of Shipdham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Barry, Warren H.
Notes: take off accident.
Location: Shipdham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
151944-04-07Aircraft: P-47C* (#41-6618).
Organization: / 44BG of Shipdham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Lowell, Charles L.
Notes: crashed belly landing.
Location: Wendling, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
161944-04-13Aircraft: B-24J (#42-99986).
Organization: 67BS / 44BG of Shipdham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Thames, Jack P.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Shipdham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
171944-04-21Aircraft: B-24H (#41-29418).
Organization: 68BS / 44BG of Shipdham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Havens, Forrest C.
Notes: killed due to structural failure.
Location: Ringland Hills/ 1mi NE England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
181944-04-27Aircraft: B-24J (#42-100412).
Organization: 68BS / 44BG of Shipdham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Peretti, Charles D.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Shipdham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
191944-05-08Aircraft: B-24H (#41-28795).
Organization: 66BS / 44BG of Shipdham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Musgrave, Forrest M.
Notes: killed in a crash.
Location: Great Yarmouth/8mi W England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
201944-05-09Aircraft: B-24H (#42-7642).
Organization: 506BS / 44BG of Shipdham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Gibson, John H.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Shipdham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
211944-05-26Aircraft: B-24H (#42-7509).
Organization: 506BS / 44BG of Shipdham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Dines, Donald H.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Warton, Lancashire England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
221944-05-30Aircraft: B-24H (#42-52293).
Organization: 67BS / 44BG of Shipdham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Stepnich, Ivan C.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Heston, Middlesex England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
231944-07-04Aircraft: B-24J (#42-100412).
Organization: 68BS / 44BG of Shipdham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Schaefer, Benjamin L.
Notes: bailed out-engine failure.
Location: Guilford England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
241944-07-06Aircraft: B-24J (#42-100367).
Organization: 67BS / 44BG of Shipdham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Hundelt, Lester W.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Shipdham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
251944-07-27Aircraft: B-24H (#42-95207).
Organization: 506BS / 44BG of Shipdham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Atkins, Charles N.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Shipdham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
261944-08-08Aircraft: B-24H (#42-50328).
Organization: 506BS / 44BG of Shipdham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Jacobs, Myron G.
Notes: killed in a crash.
Location: Shipdam/ 1mi NNE Sta 115 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 5
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
271944-08-30Aircraft: B-24J (#42-50626).
Organization: 506BS / 44BG of Shipdham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Clemente, James H.
Notes: take off accident.
Location: Shipdham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
281944-10-13Aircraft: C-64A (#44-70289).
Organization: 68BS / 44BG of Shipdham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Strong, William H.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Shipdham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
291944-11-06Aircraft: B-24J (#44-40071).
Organization: 66BS / 44BG of Shipdham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Vaughan, John J.
Notes: taxiing accident.
Location: Shipdham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
301944-12-01Aircraft: B-24J (#44-48821).
Organization: 67BS / 44BG of Shipdham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Bartlett, Norman E.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Shipdham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
311944-12-18Aircraft: B-24J (#42-51309).
Organization: 67BS / 44BG of Shipdham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Collins, Orell (NMI).
Notes: take off accident.
Location: Shipdham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
321944-12-28Aircraft: B-24H (#42-95260).
Organization: 68BS / 44BG of Shipdham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Bledsoe, Jesse W.
Notes: killed in a crash.
Location: Shipdam/ 1mi N Sta 115 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
331945-01-28Aircraft: B-24H (#42-50349).
Organization: 68BS / 44BG of Shipdham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Almoina, Vincent (NMI) Jr.
Notes: take off accident.
Location: Shipdam/ 2mi E Sta 115 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
341945-02-07Aircraft: B-24J (#42-50509).
Organization: 68BS / 44BG of Shipdham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Ducki, Stanley H.
Notes: unknown.
Location: Shipdham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
351945-02-15Aircraft: B-24J (#42-51594).
Organization: 66BS / 44BG of Shipdham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Nutt, Norman W.
Notes: crash belly landing out of gas.
Location: Shipdham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
361945-03-22Aircraft: B-24H (#42-50427).
Organization: 68BS / 44BG of Shipdham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Almoina, Vincent (NMI) Jr.
Notes: take off accident.
Location: Shipdham, Norfolk England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
371945-05-11Aircraft: B-24M (#44-50698).
Organization: 506BS / 44BG of Shipdham, Norfolk.
Pilot: Edkins, William D.
Notes: crash landing.
Location: Watton/ 1/2mi S Sta 376 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
381945-06-13Aircraft: B-24H (#42-95095).
Organization: 66BS / 44BG of Warton, Lancashire.
Pilot: Ketcham, Jack B.
Notes: killed in a crash.
Location: Shieldaig Scotland.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 4
source: Aviation Archaeology http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/

Aircraft

  • These are aircraft that were in this group at one time
  • List is in serial number order
  • Aircraft may be listed more than once if there are notes from multiple sources.
MODELSERIAL #A/C NAMEGROUPSQUADRONAC CODEMACR REPORT #
Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-10-DT Liberator41-28690n/a 44BG 66BS
28690 (44th BG, 66th BS) while leading the 489th BG on mission to Moulogne-sur-Mer was hit by flak Jun 5, 1944 and pilot was killed. Copilot turned for England but killed the three remaining good engines. Ship made the coast in a powerless glide. All except the dead pilot and the mission commander (who was in shock) bailed out over land. Mission commander revived and turned the ship back to sea to avoid built up areas and ditched in North Sea. Mission commander survived and was picked up. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-15-DT Liberator41-28770STRIP TEASE 44BG 66BS
28770 to 44th BG, 66th BS, then to 492nd BG, 858th BS. Returned to USA Jul 8, 1945.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-15-DT Liberator41-28776n/a 44BG 66BS7511
28776 (44th BG, 66th BS) lost Jul 11, 1944. MACR 7511
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-15-DT Liberator41-28783n/a 44BG n/a
28783 (44th BG, later 491st BG). Declared war weary Nov 30, 1944 and went to Northern Ireland depot Nov 30, 1944, where it was salvaged May 29, 1945.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-15-DT Liberator41-28829n/a 44BG 506BS7093
28829 (44th BG, 506th BS, 'My Everlovin' Gal') hit by AAA in bomb bay area and struck by right wing of 42-51181 near top turret Jun 29, 1944. Caught fire and exploded. MACR 7093
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-20-DT Liberator41-28944n/a 44BG 67BS15421
28944 (44th BG, 67th BS) lost Oct 18, 1944. MACR 15421
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-1-CF Liberator41-29139n/a 44BG 68BS1381
29139 (44th BG, 68th BS) shot down by fighter and crashed into North Sea off Norway Nov 18, 1943. MACR 1381. 10 KIA
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-1-CF Liberator41-29148n/a 44BG 66BS2923
29148 (44th BG, 66th BS) lost Feb 24, 1944, Germany. MACR 2923
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-1-CF Liberator41-29153n/a 44BG 506BS3850
29153 (44th BG, 506th BS) lost Apr 8, 1944, Germany. MACR 3850
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-1-CF Liberator41-29157n/a 44BG 66BS2356
29157 (44th BG, 66th BS) lost Jan 29, 1944. MACR 2356
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-1-CF Liberator41-29161n/a 44BG 67BS
29161 (44th BG, 67th BS) severely damaged by Bf 109s while returning from mission to Oslo Nov 18, 1943. On return to England crew were ordered to bail out but a badly-wounded gunner was unable to comply. Pilot remained with the aircraft and made a successful crashlanding at Shipdham.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-1-CF Liberator41-29164n/a 44BG 67BS1379
29164 (44th BG, 67th BS) damaged by fighter, ran out of fuel and ditched in North Sea 50 mi from UK Nov 18, 1943. MACR 1379. 10 KIA
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-1-CF Liberator41-29168n/a 44BG 66BS
29168 (44th BG, 66th BS) hit a tree during landing and wrecked in UK Nov 13, 1943.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-1-CF Liberator41-29172n/a 44BG 506BS3404
29172 (44th BG, 506th BS) lost Mar 18, 1944. MACR 3404
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-15-CF Liberator41-29418n/a 44BG 68BS
29418 (44th BG, 68th BS) crashed Apr 21, 1944, Taverham Mill Lake near Norwich, UK.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-15-CF Liberator41-29431Shoo Shoo Baby 44BG 508BS3405
29431 (44th BG, 508th BS, *Shoo Shoo Baby*) interned in Switzerland Mar 18, 1944. MACR 3405
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-15-CF Liberator41-29467n/a 44BG 67BS4257
29467 (44th BG, 67th BS) shot down by AAA Apr 27, 1944 on raid on Moyenneville, France. Only two crew members got out. MACR 4257
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-15-CF Liberator41-29471n/a 44BG 68BS4472
29471 (44th BG, 68th BS) lost Apr 29, 1944, Germany. MACR 4472
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-15-CF Liberator41-29496n/a 44BG 506BS6744
29496 (44th BG, 506th BS) lost Jun 27, 1944. MACR 6744
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-15-CF Liberator41-29544n/a 44BG 68BS8250
29544 (44th BG, 68th BS) lost Jul 11, 1944. MACR 8250
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-15-CF Liberator41-29554n/a 44BG 67BS3588
29554 (44th BG, 67th BS) lost Mar 27, 1944. MACR 3588.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-65-CO Liberator42-100073n/a 44BG 67BS3407
100073 (44th BG, 67th BS) crashed in Switzerland Mar 18, 1944. MACR 3407
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-70-CO Liberator42-100112n/a 44BG 68BS3408
100112 (44th BG, 68th BS) crashed in Switzerland Mar 18, 1944. MACR 3408
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-75-CO Liberator42-100170n/a 44BG 68BS7354
100170 (44th BG, 68th BS) lost Jul 7, 1944. MACR 7354
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-75-CO Liberator42-100181n/a 44BG 68BS2233
100181 (44th BG, 68th BS) lost Feb 4, 1944, France. MACR 2233
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-85-CO Liberator42-100279n/a 44BG 67BS4464
100279 (44th BG, 67th BS) lost Apr 29, 1944. MACR 4464
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-85-CO Liberator42-100285n/a 44BG 66BS
100285 (44th BG, 66th BS) crashlanded Feb 20, 1944 and salvaged.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-90-CO Liberator42-100295n/a 44BG 68BS
100295 (44th BG, 68th BS) port main undercarriage collapsed during dead-stick landing at Thorpe Abbotts Mar 2, 1944 after engines cut out due due to fuel transfer fault. Declared salvage and used for spares.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-90-CO Liberator42-100314n/a 44BG 67BS13601
100314 (44th BG, 67th BS) shot down by ground fire Mar 24, 1945 while flying low-level supply mission near Wessel, Germany. All 10 killed. MACR 13601
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-90-CO Liberator42-100330n/a 44BG 67BS4045
100330 (44th BG, 67th BS) interned in Switzerland Apr 13, 1944. MACR 4045
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-95-CO Liberator42-100373n/a 44BG n/a2421
100373 (44th BG) lost Feb 20, 1944. MACR 2421.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-100-CO Liberator42-100400n/a 44BG 506BS3409
100400 (44th BG, 506th BS) interned in Switzerland Mar 18, 1944. MACR 3409
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-100-CO Liberator42-100402n/a 44BG 67BS2422
100402 (44th BG, 67th BS) lost Feb 22, 1944, Holland. MACR 2422
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-100-CO Liberator42-100415n/a 44BG n/a
100415 (44th BG) lost Aug 8, 1944, France
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-100-CO Liberator42-100423n/a 44BG 506BS3856
100423 (44th BG, 506th BS) lost Apr 8, 1944, Germany. MACR 3856
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-105-CO Liberator42-109800n/a 44BG 68BS3410
109800 (44th BG, 68th BS) interned in Switzerland Mar 18, 1944. MACR 3410. Returned Sep 17, 1945.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-105-CO Liberator42-109820THE WASP NEST 44BG 67BS7084
109820 (44th BG, 67th BS) lost Jul 29 1944, North Sea. MACR 7084
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-105-CO Liberator42-109822n/a 44BG 68BS3857
109822 (44th BG, 68th BS) lost Apr 8, 1944, Germany. MACR 3857
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-105-CO Liberator42-109827n/a 44BG 506BS3858
109827 (44th BG, 506th BS) lost Apr 8, 1944, Germany. MACR 3858
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-105-CO Liberator42-109836n/a 44BG 66BS3590
109836 (44th BG, 66th BS) lost Mar 27, 1944. MACR 3590
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-125-CO Liberator42-110020n/a 44BG 68BS3854
110020 (44th BG, 68th BS) lost Apr 8, 1944, Germany. MACR 3854
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-125-CO Liberator42-110023n/a 44BG 506BS3860
110023 (44th BG, 506th BS) lost Apr 8, 1944, Germany. MACR 3860
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-125-CO Liberator42-110024n/a 44BG 506BS7896
110024 (44th BG, 506th BS) lost Aug 12, 1944, France. MACR 7896
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-125-CO Liberator42-110034Southern Comfort 44BG 506BS7805
110034 (44th BG, 506th BS, *Southern Comfort*) lost Jul 21, 1944. MACR 7805
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-125-CO Liberator42-110035n/a 44BG 68BS7355
110035 (44th BG, 68th BS) loat Jul 7, 1944. MACR 7355
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-130-CO Liberator42-110042n/a 44BG 67BS4850
110042 (44th BG, 67th BS) lost May 12, 1944, Germany. MACR 4850
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-130-CO Liberator42-110045n/a 44BG 506BS5353
110045 (44th BG, 506th BS) MIA May 28, 1944. MACR 5353
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-130-CO Liberator42-110049Mary Harriet 44BG n/a
110049 (44th BG, 88th BS, *Mary Harriet*) crashed in Switzerland Jul 21, 1944
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-130-CO Liberator42-110083n/a 44BG 67BS3855
110083 (44th BG, 67th BS) lost Apr 8, 1944, Germany. MACR 3855
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24D-30-CO Liberator42-40094Miss Virginia 44BG 68BS21
40094 (44th BG, 68th BS, *Miss Virginia*) damaged by AAA, run out of fuel and ditched into Mediterranean 230 km N of Benghazi, Libya Jul 2, 1943. 5 KIA, 6 rescued. MACR 21.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24D-30-CO Liberator42-40126n/a 44BG 67BS2441
40126 (44th BG, 67th BS) lost May 14, 1943, Germany. MACR 2441
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24D-35-CO Liberator42-40167n/a 44BG 506BS9342
40167 (44th BG, 506th BS) lost Oct 7, 1944. MACR 9342
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24D-35-CO Liberator42-40182Forky II 44BG 66BS2415
40182 (44th BG, 66th BS, *Forky II*) shot down by fighter in Ploesti raid Aug 1, 1943. MACR 2415. 8 KIA 1 POW.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24D-45-CO Liberator42-40267Horse Fly 44BG n/a
40267 (44th BG, 67th BG, *Horse Fly*) interned in Turkey after Ploesti raid, Aug 1, 1943.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24D-53-CO Liberator42-40354n/a 44BG 67BS5095
40354 (44th BG, 67th BS) lost Feb 16, 1943. MACR 5095, 3302B
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24D-53-CO Liberator42-40370Heaven Can Wait*) abandoned in 44BG 506BS
40370 (44th BG, 506th BS *Heaven Can Wait*) abandoned in Egypt Oct 1943. After combat career ended, became formation assembly ship *Pete the POM Inspector* of 467th BG, 790th BS. Suffered landing accident Oct 27, 1944 after nosewheel failed to lower and condemned salvage Oct 28, 1944. Replaced by 41-29293
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24D-53-CO Liberator42-40371G.I. Gal 44BG 67BS2412
40371 (44th BG, 67th BS, *G.I. Gal*) hit by AAA and shot down by Ofw Georg Klever in Bf 110F-4 of NJG 6/10 near Slatina, Rumania in Ploesti raid Aug 1, 1943. 1 KIA, 8 POW. MACR 2412
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24D-53-CO Liberator42-40373Natchez-Belle 44BG 68BS3558
40373 (44th BG, 68th BS, *Natchez-Belle*) shot down by fighter Aug 16, 1943, Italy. MACR 3558. 3 KIA, 7 POW.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24D-53-CO Liberator42-40375Scrappy II 44BG 376FS1646
40375 (44th BG, 376th BS, *Scrappy II*) shot down Aug 1, 1943, Ploesti raid. 9 crew KIA. MACR 1646
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24D-75-CO Liberator42-40606Timba-A-Ah 44BG 506BS15549
40606 (44th BG, 506th BS, *Timba-A-Ah*) shot down by Bf 109G-6 flown by Uff Fritz Willinger of JG3/12 Aug 16, 1943 near San Fele, Italy. MACR 15549 and 2451. 5 KIA, 5 POW.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24D-95-CO Liberator42-40745n/a 44BG 68BS22
40745 (44th BG, 68th BS) shot down by a Bf 109G-6 near Lecce, Italy Jul 2, 1943. 10 KIA. MACR 22.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24D-95-CO Liberator42-40753Ole Kickapoo 44BG n/a157
40753 (44th BG, 574th BS, *Ole Kickapoo*) caught fire from blaze of explosions and crashed e mi SWo fo Campina, Rumania in Ploesti raid Aug 1, 1943. 8 KIA, 2 POW. MACR 157 Pilot 2nd Lt Hughes posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24D-95-CO Liberator42-40764n/a 44BG 66BS
40764 (44th BG, 66th BS, *Helen B. Happy) damaged by fighter on raid on Wiener Neustadt Oct 1, 1943 but landed safely in Lybia. Repaired, but crashed after takeoff when lost all power in Lybia Oct 11, 1943. One crew killed.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24D-95-CO Liberator42-40778Southern Comfort 44BG 506BS
40778 (44th BG, 506th BS, *Southern Comfort*) shot down by a fighter over Italy Aug 16, 1943. 2 KIA, 8 POW.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24D-95-CO Liberator42-40780Available Jones 44BG n/a2411
40780 (44th BG, 67th BG, *Available Jones*) damaged by AAA in Ploesti raid Aug 1, 1943 and later ditched into sea 100 mi S of Brindisi, Italy. Crew of 9 POW. MACR 2411
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24D-120-CO Liberator42-40973Battleaxe 44BG 66BS1375
40973 (44th BG, 66th BS, *Battleaxe*) damaged and crashed into Ijsselmeer, Netherlands Nov 13, 1943. MACR 1375. 10 KIA.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24D-120-CO Liberator42-40989n/a 44BG 506BS940
40989 (44th BG, 506th BS) hit by crashing German fighter and both planes crashed into North sea Oct 4, 1943. MACR 940. 10 KIA
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24D-120-CO Liberator42-40995Satan's Hell Cats 44BG 67BS3147
40995 (44th BG, 67th BS, *Satan's Hell Cats*) lost over Rumania on return flight from Ploesti raid Aug 1, 1943. 9 KIA. MACR 3147 and 3417
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24D-125-CO Liberator42-41017n/a 44BG 67BS15559
41017 (44th BG, 67th BS) shot down by Bf 109G-6 of JG 27/1 near Wiener Neustadt, Austria Oct 1, 1943. MACR 15559. 5 KIA, 5 POW.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24D-125-CO Liberator42-41021Black Sheep 44BG 67BS
41021 (44th BG, 67th BS, *Black Sheep*) damaged by Bf 109G-6 and crashlanded at Reggio de Calabria,Italy Aug 16, 1943. 5 KIA, 5 POW.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24H-25-CF Liberator42-50381n/a 44BG 68BS10140
50381 (44th BG, 68th BS) lost Oct 18, 1944. MACR 10140
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-1-FO Liberator42-50535Joplin Jalopy 44BG n/a13599
50535 (44th BG, *Joplin Jalopy*) had an aircrew member dragged out of the ship while dropping supplies to British forces at Wesel (Rhine) Mar 24, 1945. MACR 13599. Aircraft returned to USA May 31, 1945. Recovered from RFC Altus and flown to Joplin, MO Aug 11, 1946 by members of Joplin Civil Air Patrol. Was going to be an exhibit at a war memorial in Joplin, but there was no money available. The plane was eventual reduced to a poor state and was removed from Joplin Memorial Airport in Feb 1947 and possibly scrapped.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-1-FO Liberator42-50596n/a 44BG 68BS9654
50596 (44th BG, 68th BS) lost Oct 18, 1944 on mission to Leverkuson, Germany. 12 KIA. MACR 9654
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-1-FO Liberator42-50733n/a 44BG 506BS
50733 (44th BG, 506th BS) salvaged at Shipdam Aug 23, 1944 with cracked spar.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-5-FO Liberator42-50763Cowtown Kathy 44BG n/a
50763 (44th BG, *Cowtown Kathy*)
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-5-FO Liberator42-50766n/a 44BG 506BS10848
50766 (44th BG, 506th BS) shot down by Bf 109G of JG 3 at Bingen area, Germany Dec 2, 1944. 5 KIA, 5 POW. MACR 10848.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-5-FO Liberator42-50789n/a 44BG 506BS9343
50789 (44th BG, 506th BS) shot down by flak Oct 7, 1944 over Kassal, Germany. 2 killed, rest POW. MACR 9343
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-5-FO Liberator42-50805n/a 44BG 68BS10834
50805 (44th BG, 68th BS) lost Dec 2, 1944. MACR 10834
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-5-FO Liberator42-50894n/a 44BG 506BS
50894 (44th BG, 506th BS) destroyed on ground at Melsbroek, Belgium airfield during Jan 1, 1945 Bodenplatte raid.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-5-FO Liberator42-50896Southern Comfort 44BG 506BS13600
50896 (44th BG, 506th BS, *Southern Comfort*) lost Mar 24, 1945, Germany. MACR 13600
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Douglas-Tulsa B-24H-20-DT Liberator42-51101n/a 44BG 68BS12007
51101 (44th BG, 68th BS) lost Jan 28, 1945, Germany. MACR 12007
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-15-FO Liberator42-51903Willy 44BG n/a12746
51903 (44th BG, 777th BS, *Willy*) crashed in Switzerland Feb 27, 1945 after being hit by flak on raid on marshaling yards, Augsburg, Germany. MACR 12746
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-15-FO Liberator42-51907n/a 44BG 66BS13574
51907 (44th BG, 66th BS) lost Mar 19, 1945. MACR 13574
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-15-FO Liberator42-52305n/a 44BG 506BS3406
52305 (44th BGH, 506th BS) lost Mar 18, 1944. MACR 3406
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-15-FO Liberator42-52332n/a 44BG 506BS3220
52332 (44th BG, 506th BS) lost Mar 15, 1944, Germany. MACR 3220
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24D-1-CF Liberator42-63761Lil' Abner 44BG 67BS2413
63761 (44th BG, 67th BS, *Lil' Abner*) shot down by ground fire and crashlanded at Visina, 6 mi S of Gaesti, Rumania Aug 1, 1943, Ploesti raid. 1 KIA, 8 POW. MACR 2413
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24D-1-CF Liberator42-63763Lady Fifinilla 44BG 67BS149
63763 (44th BG, 67th BS, *Lady Fifinilla*) hit by AAA, then shot down by a Bf 109G-6 near Avellino, Italy Jul 17, 1943. 3 KIA, 5 POW, 2 evaded. MACR 149.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24D-15-CF Liberator42-63962n/a 44BG 506BS5219
63962 (44th BG, 506th BS) interned in Sweden May 29, 1944. MACR 5219. Flown back to UK in June 1945.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24D-15-CF Liberator42-63971Helen Hywater 44BG 68BS1377
63971 (44th BG, 68th BS, *Helen Hywater*) damaged by Uffz Georg Borkenhagen in Fw 190A-4 of JG 11/10 and crashlanded near Trolhattan in Sweden Nov 18, 1943. MACR 1377. Crew set fire to the plane and were interned. Crew returned Sep 1, 1944.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24D-160-CO Liberator42-72853Count Bruga 44BG 67BS6452
72853 (44th BG, 67th BS, *Count Bruga*) shot down by Oblt Josef Jansen in Bf 19G-6 of JG 27/2 ENE of Wiener Neustadt, Austria Oct 1, 1943. MACR 6452. 7 KIA, 3 POW
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24D-160-CO Liberator42-72857Star Spangled Hell 44BG 506BS
72857 (44th BG, 506th BS, *Star Spangled Hell*) shot down by Uffz Hans Hambeck in Bf 109G-6 of JG 27/1 S of Wiener Neustadt, Austria Oct 1, 1943. 1 KIA, 9 POW.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24D-160-CO Liberator42-72858Pistol Packing Mama 44BG 68BS3851
72858 (44th BG, 68th BS, *Pistol Packing Mama*) made emergency landing in Sweden Apr 9, 1944. MACR 3851 Scrapped due to extensive damage
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24D-160-CO Liberator42-72860Miss Emmy Lou 44BG 67BS
72860 (44th BG, 67th BS, *Miss Emmy Lou*) crashlanded near Catania, Sicily Oct 1, 1943.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24D-165-CO Liberator42-72865n/a 44BG 67BS2420
72865 (44th BG, 67th BS) lost Feb 22, 1944, Holland. MACR 2420
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24D-165-CO Liberator42-72877n/a 44BG 66BS9022
72877 (44th BG, 66th BS) shot down by Bf 109G-6 of JG 27/I S of Wiener Neustadt, Austria Oct 1, 1943. MACR 9022. 4 KIA, 6 POW.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24D-165-CO Liberator42-72878Miss Emmy Lou II 44BG 67BS
72878 (44th BG, 67th BS, *Miss Emmy Lou II*) all engines quit during landing, crashlanded, broke up and burned at West Bradenham, UK Dec 21, 1943. 4 injured.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-50-CO Liberator42-73500n/a 44BG 68BS5218
73500 (44th BG, 68th BS) interned in Sweden May 29, 1944. MACR 5218
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-50-CO Liberator42-73506n/a 44BG 506BS3852
73506 (44th BG, 506th BS, 'Black Jack') lost Apr 8, 1944, Germany. MACR 3852
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator42-7501n/a 44BG 68BS2360
7501 (44th BG, 68th BS) lost Jan 21, 1944. MACR 2360
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator42-7507Heaven Can Wait 44BG 68BS
7507 (44th BG, 68th BS *Heaven Can Wait*) ran out of fuel on final aproach to base and slid in on belly. Aircraft destroyed in fire but all crew escaped
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator42-7514n/a 44BG 68BS2359
7514 (44th BG, 68th BS) lost Jan 21, 1944. MACR 2359.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator42-7522Southern Comfort 44BG 506BS3848
7522 (44th BG, 506th BS, *Southern Comfort*) lost Apr 11, 1944. MACR 3848
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator42-7533n/a 44BG 66BS1713
7533 (44th BG, 66th BS) shot down by Fw Bernhard Kunze in Fw 190A-6 of JG 1/1 near Dem Ham, Netherlands Dec 22, 1943. MACR 1713. 7 KIA, 3 POW. Parts recovered 1995:Den Ham, Hammerflier. Large parts recovered Jun 2, 2003.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator42-7545n/a 44BG 67BS1378
7545 (44th BG, 67th BS) shot down by Ju 88C-6 of NJG 3/10 and crashed into North Sea off Norway Nov 18, 1943. MACR 1378. 10 KIA.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator42-7547n/a 44BG 67BS2251
7547 (44th BG, 67th BS) shot down by fighters Jan 29, 1944 at Wilgone. MACR 2251.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator42-7548Bull O' The Woods 44BG 66BS1752
7548 (44th BG, 66th BS, *Bull O' The Woods*) shot down by Oblt. Walter Matoni in Fw 190A-6 of JG 26/6 at Chavigny, France Dec 30, 1943. MACR 1752. 2 KIA, 8 evaded, one of them later POW.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator42-7582Ice Cold Katy 44BG 66BS
7582 (44th BG, 66th BS, *Ice Cold Katy*) in midair collision with P-47 Mar 7, 1944 over Shipdham airfield, UK during training flight. All crew killed.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator42-7603Raggedy Ann/Junior 44BG 67BS1380
7603 (44th BG, 67th BS, *Raggedy Ann/Junior*) shot down by fighter over North Sea off Norway Nov 18, 1943. MACR 1380. 10 KIA.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator42-7618n/a 44BG 66BS3982
7618 (44th BG, 66th BS) interned in Switzerland Mar 18, 1944. MACR 3982.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator42-7630n/a 44BG 506BS1712
7630 (44th BG, 506th BS) hit by flak and fighters and crashed into North Sea near Langeoog, Germany Dec 20, 1943. MACR 1712. 2 KIA, 8 POW
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator42-7635n/a 44BG 68BS2357
7635 (44th BG, 68th BS) lost Jan 21, 1944. MACR 2357
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator42-7638Big Banner 44BG 66BS1714
7638 (44th BG, 66th BS, *Big Banner*) damaged by AAA and crashed into Ijsselmeer, Netherlands Dec 22, 1943. 9 KIA 1 POW. MACR 1714. Wreckage & 5/MIA remains recovered 1975;Zuid-Flevoland
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator42-7647n/a 44BG 506BS
7647 (44th BG, 506th BS) crashed during landing in UK Nov 13, 1943. 2 crew killed.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-1-FO Liberator42-7650n/a 44BG 67BS1376
7650 (44th BG, 67th BS) shot down by AAA Nov 13, 1943 and belly-landed at Schoterzijl, Netherlands. Crew POW. MACR 1376. Crew POW.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-5-FO Liberator42-7767n/a 44BG 67BS3849
7767 (44th BG, 67th BS) lost Apr 8, 1944, Germany. MACR 3849
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-20-FO Liberator42-94892Battlin' Baby 44BG 68BS6149
94892 (44th BG, 68th BS, *Battlin' Baby*) interned in Sweden Jun 20, 1944. MACR 6149. Returned to Burtonwood Jun 19, 1945.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-20-FO Liberator42-94952n/a 44BG 506BS
94952 (44th BG, 506th BS) crashlanded and caught fire at Clastres, France Sep 22, 1944.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-20-FO Liberator42-94962n/a 44BG 67BS5158
94962 (44th BG, 67th BS) left formation during raid on Belfort marshaling yards between Paris and Switzerland and went into steep dive with engine on fire. Hit by flak again, three crew members bailed out to become POW, remaining crew KIA when plane crashed. MACR 5158.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-25-FO Liberator42-95049n/a 44BG 67BS
95049 (44th BG, 67th BS) crashed at Vermand, France Mar 1, 1945 after crew bailed out.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-25-FO Liberator42-95095n/a 44BG 66BS
95095 (44th BG, 66th BS) crashed at Sidhean Mor, near Gairloch, Scotland Jun 13, 1945 while en route from Prestwick to Meeks Field, Iceland. 9 crew, 6 passengers killed. There is a memorial at the crash site.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-25-FO Liberator42-95150Passion Pit 44BG 506BS8322
95150 (44th BG, 506th BS, *Passion Pit*) shot down by AAA Aug 13, 1944, Falaise. Crew parachuted to safety and became POW. MACR 8322.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-25-FO Liberator42-95226Channel Hopper 44BG 68BS7286
95226 (44th BG, 68th BS, *Channel Hopper*) interned in Switzerland Jul 21, 1944. MACR 7286
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-25-FO Liberator42-95260n/a 44BG 68BS15998
95260 (44th BG, 68th BS) lost Dec 27, 1944. MACR 15998
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24H-30-FO Liberator42-95309n/a 44BG 506BS
95309 (44th BG, 506th BS) lost Jul 29, 1944, North Sea following midair collision.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24J-1-FO Liberator42-95561n/a 44BG 66BS8081
95561 (44th BG, 66th BS) lost Aug 6, 1944. MACR 8081.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-55-CO Liberator42-99966n/a 44BG 68BS7353
99966 (44th BG, 68th BS) lost Jul 7, 1944. MACR 7353
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-55-CO Liberator42-99980Ez Duzit 44BG 66BS
99980 (44th BG, 66th BS, *Ez Duzit*) w/o Mar 9, 1944 in crash landing at Shipdham, UK
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-60-CO Liberator42-99987n/a 44BG 68BS3853
99987 (44th BG, 68th BS) lost Apr 8, 1944. MACR 3853
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-60-CO Liberator42-99996n/a 44BG 66BS3763
99996 (44th BG, 66th BS) lost Apr 8, 1944, Germany. MACR 3763
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-60-CF Liberator44-10523n/a 44BG n/a10139
10523 (44th BG) lost over Germany Oct 30, 1944. MACR 10139
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-60-CF Liberator44-10531n/a 44BG 66BS9370
10531 (44th BG, 66th BS) lost Sep 30, 1944, Germany. MACR 9370
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-60-CF Liberator44-10542n/a 44BG 66BS
10542 (44th BG, 66th BS, 'Tally Ho') crashlanded in Belgium Jan 28, 1945. Salvaged Mar 13, 1945.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24J-65-CF Liberator44-10582n/a 44BG 68BS11373
10582 (44th BG, 68th BS) lost Dec 28, 1944. MACR 11373
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Consolidated B-24M-25-CO Liberator44-42283n/a 44BG 66BS
42283 (44th BG, 66th BS) returned to USA May 31, 1945.
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html

Ford B-24M-10-FO Liberator44-50698n/a 44BG 506BS
50698 (44th BG, 506th BS) crashlanded 1/2 mi S of Watton, England May 11, 1945
Source: Joe Baugher US Aircraft Serial Numbers - http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html


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