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41-23742

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 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

  • Louie Angevine

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Flew on 1 Aug 43 raid on Ploesti this was his 42nd mission.

  • Jack Bazer

    Military | 93rd Bomb Group

  • Edward Fogleman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 93rd Bomb Group

  • Gumecindo Frausto

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    On TDY to 9th AF interred in Switzerland where crew was interned. 'Death Dealer' B24 42-40611 lost an engine near the target and another engine was lost over the target. This was the first US a/c to land in Switzerland. One gunner attempted to escape...

  • R Garrard

    Military | 93rd Bomb Group

  • William Keefer

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group

  • Kenton McFarland

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    32 missions--B-24s, low level Ploesti raid 8/1/43 in Liberty Lad, 41-23742. DSC/ DFC/ AM w/ 4 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Henry Podgurski

    Military | 93rd Bomb Group

  • Joe Walker

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Navigator on B-24 41-23742 'Liberty Lad', flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, returning safely to Libya.

  • Howard Young

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Mission of 22 Nov '42. 2 ju-88's attacked the plane from underneath and sent a bullet through Young's arm nearly cutting it off. After putting a tourniquent on it the co-pilot, Cleveland Hickman, who had never landed a B-24 before took over the...

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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 B24Ds that took part in the raid 167 managed to attack their targets. 57...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 April 2015 11:47:32 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
Sources

AAM Database

Date Contributor Update
15 April 2015 11:19:45 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, unit associations, person associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

AAM Database

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