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41-23672

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 328th BS, 93rd BG, 8th AF. Failed to Return (FTR) Over Water (OW). Lost to flak and fighters on 19-Jan-43. Crashed into the sea 150 miles S.E. of Malta. MACR 15484.

Service

Units

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

  • 328th Bomb Squadron
  • 8th Air Force

People

  • Bernard Abel

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    27 missions

  • Harry Cottingham

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 19 January 1943, Shot down over Tunisia, bailed out over ocean. Body never recovered. B-24 41-23672 'Double Trouble' was shot down over Sousse, Tunisia and crashed in the sea near the coast of Tunisia. ...

  • Luther Cox

    Military | Colonel | Navigator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down in Jan 43 in 'Double Trouble' Cox wrote book in 1990 'Always Fighting the Enemy' A true account of his Prisoner of War (POW) experiences. Completed 21 missions 23 bomber missions (10 ETO & 13 African). Shot down on...

  • George Creadon

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 19 January 1943 when B-24 41-23672 'Double Trouble' was shot down over Sousse, Tunisia and crashed in the sea near the coast of Tunisia. AM w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Gerald Gray

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 93rd Bomb Group
    19 January 1943 B-24 41-23672 'Double Trouble' was shot down over Sousse, Tunisia and crashed in the sea near the coast of Tunisia. Gray is listed as one of 2 Prisoner of War (POW)s from the crew.

  • Frank Lewis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 19 January 1943 when B-24 41-23672 'Double Trouble' was shot down over Sousse, Tunisia and crashed in the sea near the coast of Tunisia. AM w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Edwin Malloy

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 19 January 1943 when B-24 41-23672 'Double Trouble' was shot down over Sousse, Tunisia and crashed in the sea near the coast of Tunisia. AM w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

  • Stephen Medling

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 19 January 1943 when B-24 41-23672 'Double Trouble' was shot down over Sousse, Tunisia and crashed in the sea near the coast of Tunisia. AM w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Michael Reilly

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 19 January 1943 when B-24 41-23672 'Double Trouble' was shot down over Sousse, Tunisia and crashed in the sea near the coast of Tunisia. AM w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Benjamin Riggs

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 19 January 1943 when B-24 41-23672 'Double Trouble' was shot down over Sousse, Tunisia and crashed in the sea near the coast of Tunisia. DFC/ AM w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

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Places

  • Hardwick

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF bomber airfield, Hardwick was used first by the 310th Bomb Group, equipped with B-25 Mitchells. In December 1943, the B-24 Liberators of the 93rd Bomb Group moved in, and remained until the end of the war, flying over 330 missions....

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured San Diego, TX 78384, USA 1942

Built at Consolidated.

Delivered Texas, USA 1942

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Hardwick, Cambridge CB23, UK 1942

Assigned to 328th BS, 93rd BG, 8th AF.

Crashed Mediterranean Sea 19 January 1943

Failed to Return (FTR) Over Water (OW). Lost to flak and fighters on 19-Jan-43. Crashed into the sea 150 miles S.E. of Malta. MACR 15484.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 August 2016 10:32:08 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dougsheley/4220746556

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 15484 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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