Dedicated to the 44th Bomb Group (H)

Dedicated to the 44th Bomb Group (H) (HM200Q)

Location: Bossier City, LA 71112 Bossier Parish
Country: United States of America

N 32° 30.722', W 93° 40.899'

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The B-24 Flying Eightballs


14th Combat Wing - 8th Air Force - WWII
Shipdham, England 7 Nov. 1942 - 25 May 1945
344 Combat Missions - 330 Enemy A/C Destroyed
8009 sorties delivered 18,980 tons of bombs with 153 A/C losses

Two presidential unit citations:

Kiel, Germany 14 May, 1943
Ploesti, Rumania 1 August 1943 - daylight low level attack on Rumanian oil refineries

Colonel Leon W. Johnson Medal of Honor for Ploesti raid leadership
served and trained at Barksdale Field from 7 February to 26 July, 1942. During
first bomb group to train with B-24 Liberators. Moved to Will Rogers Field, OK.
on 26 July to prepare for overseas deployment.
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HM NumberHM200Q
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Date Added Friday, July 21st, 2017 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 435974 N 3597397
Decimal Degrees32.51203333, -93.68165000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 30.722', W 93° 40.899'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 30' 43.32" N, 93° 40' 53.94" W
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Area Code(s)318
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Range Rd, Bossier City LA 71112, US
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