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41-23710

B-24 Liberator

This aircraft was assigned to the 93BG/329BS and participated in the mission to Lille, France on 7-Nov-1942. The aircraft crash-landed at RAF Exter and all the crew except pilot Capt Ralph J. McBride, Jr. were uninjured. Capt McBride sustained a wound to his leg from flak.

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...

  • 329th Service Squadron

People

  • James Holsomback

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on phot bombing raid as plane crashed on take off with engine fire. Earlier on 7 Nov 1942 B-24D-1-CO 41-23710 'Hares to Ya' had crash landing with no crew injured except McBride who had a flak wound to his leg. Plane is also...

  • Ralph McBride

    Military | Major | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) when shot down by Greece based Me-109s and crashed in the Ionian Sea. Earlier on 7 Nov 1942 B-24D-1-CO 41-23710 'Hares to Ya' had crash landing with no crew injured except McBride who had a flak wound to his leg. Plane is also...

  • William Peltier

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on night 'photo bombing' as plane crashed on take off with an engine fire. Earlier on 7 Nov 1942 B-24D-1-CO 41-23710 'Hares to Ya' had crash landing with no crew injured except McBride who had a flak wound to his leg. Plane is...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 16

    7 November 1942
    A combined bomber force of 56 B-17s are despatched by 91BG, 301BG and 306BG to bomb the U-Boat pens at Brest, France. This is the first mission flown by 91st Bomb Group. This element is joined by 12 B-24s from 93BG. To aide the attacking bomber force,...

Places

  • Alconbury

    Military site : airfield
    Alconbury had been constructed as a satellite airfield for RAF Upwood and Wyton and was used by RAF Squadrons: Nos. 15, 40 and 156. In preparation for the arrival of American heavy bombers, the base was developed in 1942 with the runways extended. When...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 October 2014 19:19:22 Lee8thbuff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 29-Oct-2014. Description based on "Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces" Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE.

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