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41-24111

B-24 Liberator

Assigned 329th BS, 93rd BG, 8th AF.

TDY 9th AF. Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, aborted and returned Libya.

Later mission 9th Oct 43 sustained damage, diverted and landed in Sweden and set on fire by the crew who were interned. Note: MACR 829 incorrectly lists S/N as #41-23111.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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 Bomb Squadron

People

  • Thomas Atkinson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 October 1943 in B-24 #41-24111 'Piccadilly Filly'. Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Nicholas Caruso

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 October 1943 in B-24 41-24111 'Piccadilly Filly. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Theron Collins

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Aborted over Mediterranean on 1 Aug '43 mission to Ploesti in 'Piccadilly Filly' because three rear guns were inoperative.

  • William Culin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group

  • Joe Henson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group

  • Dale Hunter

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 October 1943 in B-24 41-24111 'Piccadilly Filly. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Charles Lockwood

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 October 1943 in B-24 41-24111 'Piccadilly Filly. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Richard McKittrick

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 93rd Bomb Group

  • James Poe

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    April 16, 1943 on board when Captain Leon Packer crash-landed battle damaged B-24 41-23847 Yardbird. Flew in Operation Tidal Wave.

  • Victor Richard

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 October 1943 in B-24 41-24111 'Piccadilly Filly. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

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Missions

  • Operation Tidal Wave

    1 August 1943
    Operation TIDAL WAVE. B24D Liberators attack the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania. The bombers flew low to avoid radar detection and dropped time delayed bombs. Out of the 177 B-24s that took part in the raid 167 managed to attack their targets. 57 B...

  • VIII Bomber Command 113

    9 October 1943
    This mission is composed of 6 elements. The first element is a combined force of 115 B-17s from: 303BG (20); 379BG (20); 384BG (21); 351BG (21); 91BG 16; and 381BG (16) dispatched to bomb the industrial areas of Anklam, Germany. 106 aircraft are...

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
Survived Ploesti Ploiești, Romania 1 August 1943

Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, aborted and returned Libya.

Failed to Return (FTR) Vännacka, Sweden 9 October 1943

9th Oct 43 sustained damage, diverted and landed in Sweden and set on fire by the crew who were interned. Note: MACR 829 incorrectly lists S/N as #41-23111

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 May 2020 01:53:01 awgaster Changes to nicknames
Sources

National archives

Date Contributor Update
24 May 2020 01:42:44 awgaster Changes to media associations
Sources

Personal documents

Date Contributor Update
03 April 2020 16:57:38 466thHistorian Changes to production block number and place associations
Sources

Corrected block number, added base.

Date Contributor Update
03 April 2020 16:56:22 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

https://www.forcedlandingcollection.se/USAAFe/indexUSAAF.html

Date Contributor Update
31 December 2019 03:30:04 phil marchese Changes to production block number and markings
Sources

AAM associated image.

Date Contributor Update
15 April 2015 22:18:33 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, description, events, unit associations, person associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com

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

MACR 829 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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