Mighty Eighth!228th Squadron
200th Heavy Bombardment Group (virtual)

8th Air Force
United States Army Air Forces


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Group Rules
Group Stats
Mission for Today
207th Squadron
207th Bomb Squadron, 200BG patch
214th Squadron
214th Bomb Squadron, 200BG patch
221st Squadron
221st Bomb Squadron, 200BG patch
228th Squadron
228th Bomb Squadron, 200BG patch

Captain James Nickerson is the current squadron commander of the 228th.


228th Bomb Squadron, 200BG patchACTIVE AIRCRAFT AND CREW REPORT

Plane Name Model Serial Number Crew
Coalburg Express
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B-24(H) 42-52511-FO Nickerson crew
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Sleepy Time
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B-24(H) 42-95069-FO Brown crew
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Barney's Boat
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B-24(H) 42-52700-FO Lownders crew
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Supper Time?
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B-24(E) 42-72987 Gordon crew
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Our Maven
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B-24(H) 42-94798-FO Twomley crew
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Big Fat Lass
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B-24(H) 42-73250-CO Drolet crew
Miss Behavin'
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(detached duty with 97 Squadron, RAF night unit)
B-24(E) 42-72901 Paulus crew
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Sweet Target
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B-24(E) 42-40857 Zaragoza crew
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Little Miss Michie
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B-24(E) 42-63902 Williamson crew
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Goodnight Gladys
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(standing down for further training)
B-24(E) 42-64889 Stephens crew
Third Time Lucky
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(standing down for added training)
B-24(E) 43-00292 Phillips crew
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Donkey Bus Inc
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(standing down for added training)
B-24(E) 43-00145 Jackson crew
Lady Janet II
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(detached duty with 1st FG units)
B-24(E) 42-29153 Gott crew
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Farmer's Daughter
(standing down for added training)
B-24(E) 43-11285 Meints crew
Scuttlebutt
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(standing down for added training)
B-24(H) 42-73002-CO Carraway crew
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Twin Tail
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B-24(E) 42-29253 Libby crew
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Prairie Schooner
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(standing down for added training)
B-24(E) 43-01138 Toogood crew
Battlewagon
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B-24(H) 42-64108-CF Hughes crew
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228th Bomb Squadron, 200BG patchMISSING AIRCRAFT AND LOST CREW REPORT
Date Crew and/or Aircraft Notes
25 AUG 1943 McCoy crew - 2 KIA 7 POW KIA on mission 16 to Tours, FR
01 AUG 1943 Wiggins crew - 9 KIA
Twomley crew - 1 KIA
Brown crew - 1 KIA
KIA on mission 14 to Ploesti, Romania
16 MAR 1943 Lownders crew - 1 KIA
Buff crew - 1 KIA 8 POW
Wiggins crew - 1 KIA
Brown crew - 1 KIA
KIA on mission 12 to Bizerte, Tunisia
27 FEB 1943 Lee crew - 9 KIA
Jackson crew - 8 KIA 1 POW
KIA on mission 10 to La Rochelle, FR
19 FEB 1943 McCarty crew - 9 KIA KIA on mission 9 to Romilly-sur-Seine, FR
08 FEB 1943 LaFevre crew - 8 KIA
Brown crew - 1 KIA
Wiggins crew - 1 KIA
Jackson crew - 1 KIA
KIA on mission 8 to Hamburg, GE
18 JAN 1943 Nickerson crew - 2 KIA
Lownders crew - 1 KIA
KIA on mission 7 to Amsterdam, NE
10 JAN 1943 LaFevre crew - KIA KIA on mission 6 to Amsterdam, NE
29 DEC 1942 Lee crew - 1 KIA
Brown crew - 1 KIA
Lownders crew - 2 KIA
KIA on mission 5 to Saarbrucken, GE
18 NOV 1942 Gordon crew - 1 KIA KIA on mission 4 to Lorient, FR
23 OCT 1942 Buff crew - 1 KIA KIA on mission 3 to Brest, FR
25 AUG 1943 B-24E 42-29917
"Mistress Jane"
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Shot down by enemy fighters on mission 16
to Tours, FR
2 KIA, 7 POW, 1 Escaped
01 AUG 1943 B-24E 41-11765
"Jersey Bounce"
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Shot down by flak on mission 14 to Ploesti, Romania
9 KIA
16 MAR 1943 B-24E 42-64865
"Funny Face"
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Shot down by enemy fighters on
mission 12 to Bizerte, Tunisia
1 KIA  8 POW
27 FEB 1943 B-24E 42-41486
"Miss Ruthie"
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B-24E 42-41474
"Fighting Irish"
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Lost in mid-air collision near the target area on
mission 10 to La Rochelle, FR
8 KIA 1 POW
 

Lost in mid-air collision near the target area on
mission 10 to La Rochelle, FR
9 KIA

19 Feb 1943 B-24E 42-29128
"Lady Victory"
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Shot down by enemy fighters on
mission 9 to Ramilly-sur-Seine, FR.
9 KIA
08 FEB 1943 B-24E 42-64880
"All the King's Men"
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Shot down by enemy fighters on
mission 8 to Hamburg, GE.

8 LaFevre crew missing in action.
Radio Operator rescued.
18 NOV 1942 B-24E 42-29247
"Gilmore's Sinners"
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Shot down by enemy fighters on
mission 4 to Lorient, FR.

Gilmore crew bailed out with 8 KIA and 1 POW