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41-23732

B-24 Liberator

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...

  • 409th Bomb Squadron

People

  • James Barnes

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 16 April 1943 in B-24 41-23732 'Liberty Lass. ' Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. Killed in Action (KIA). Air Medal w 2/Oak Leaf Cluster (awarded on 10 Apr 43)

  • Kenneth Baughman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 16 April 1943 in B-24 41-23732 'Liberty Lass. ' Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. Killed in Action (KIA). AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Donald Bonnom

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 16 April 1943 in B-24 41-23732 'Liberty Lass. ' Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Robert Grant

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 93rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 16 April 1943 in B-24 41-23732 'Liberty Lass. ' Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Frank Hodges

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 16 April 1943 in B-24 41-23732 'Liberty Lass. ' Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. Prisoner of War (POW) in Stalag Luft 3 and moved to Nuremburg 49-11. POW

  • Forrest Hughes

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 16 April 1943 in B-24 41-23732 'Liberty Lass. ' Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. Prisoner of War (POW) in Stalag 17B and moved to work camp 48-15. POW

  • Paul Kirken

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner / Tail Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 16 April 1943 in B-24 41-23732 'Liberty Lass. ' Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. Killed in Action (KIA). Note: Losses and NARA spell last name with an 'e' while MACR uses an 'o'

  • Paul Logan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 16 April 1943 in B-24 41-23732 'Liberty Lass. ' Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Orval Mickelson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 16 April 1943 in B-24 41-23732 'Liberty Lass. ' Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. Prisoner of War (POW) placed in Stalag Luft 3 and moved to Nuremburg 49-11. Retired as a Lieutenant. Col. from USAF

  • Walter Race

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 16 April 1943. Shot down 16 April 1943 in B-24 41-23732 'Liberty Lass. 'Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. ...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 51

    16 April 1943
    The German U-Boat threat to Allied ship convoys and the destruction of the harbour facilities supporting that capability are the number 1 priority of the Combined Bomber Offensive. Thus, the U-boat pens at Lorient, France and the harbour facilities at...

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
Failed to Return (FTR) Italy 16 April 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 February 2016 08:15:23 ED-BB Changes to person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

Associated crew names

Date Contributor Update
18 May 2015 18:09:58 JasonR Changes to nicknames, markings and unit associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com/libertylass1.htm

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

MACR 15198 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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