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41-24122

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 409BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Over Water (OW). Shot down 16 April 1943 in B-24 41-24122 'Missouri Sue. ' An Fw190A-5 from JG 2/8, flown by Obfw. Josef Bigge, badly damaged the plane, shooting off part of the tail. Plane ditched into Bay of Biscay. 16-Apr-43. 10 x KIA. MACR 15730.

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

  • Arch Crump

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group

  • Beattie Fleenor

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 16 April 1943 in B-24 #4124122 'Missouri Sue. ' Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. Killed in Action (KIA). According to Stewart pilot Fleenor was flying an H model B24 which was the first to arrive from the states. Earlier on 26 February 1943...

  • Kenneth Gilbert

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 339th Fighter Group
    Assigned to the 339th Fighter Group after VE Day, completed 75 missions with the 93rd Bomb Group. Also completed 17 supply missions. He completed his first 25 missions in 29 days. He was killed in a accident over England on July 17, 1945. The remains...

  • Richard Guess

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 16 April 1943 in B-24 41-24122 'Missouri Sue. ' Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. Killed in Action (KIA). AM/ PH

  • James Hardin

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 16 April 1943 in B-24 #4124122 'Missouri Sue. ' Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. Killed in Action (KIA). AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

  • Stephen Hegedus

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 16 April 1943 in B-24 #4124122 'Missouri Sue. ' Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. Killed in Action (KIA). ABMC; MACR 15703, Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol. 1 pp. 81-2 and 104. Ted's Traveling Circus picture p. 94, 78 -82 includes crew...

  • T Kilmer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 16 April 1943 in B-24 #4124122 'Missouri Sue. ' Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. Killed in Action (KIA). Earlier on 26 February 1943 B-24 41-23734 'Night Raider' crashed landed on return to Britain with 3 crew members wounded in action. The...

  • James Leary

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 16 April 1943 in B-24 #4124122 'Missouri Sue. ' Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. Killed in Action (KIA). Earlier on 26 February 1943 B-24 41-23734 'Night Raider' crashed landed on return to Britain with 3 crew members wounded in action. The...

  • Ronald Nelson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 16 April 1943 in B-24 #4124122 'Missouri Sue. ' Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. Killed in Action (KIA). . Earlier on 26 February 1943 B-24 41-23734 'Night Raider' crashed landed on return to Britain with 3 crew members wounded in action....

  • George Pinner

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 93rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 16 April 1943 in B-24 #4124122 'Missouri Sue. ' Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. Killed in Action (KIA). Earlier on 26 February 1943 B-24 41-23734 'Night Raider' crashed landed on return to Britain with 3 crew members wounded in action. The...

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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 1943

Built at Consolidated.

Delivered Texas, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Hardwick, Cambridge CB23, UK 1943

Assigned to 409BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Bay of Biscay 16 April 1943

Failed to Return (FTR) Over Water (OW). Shot down 16 April 1943 in B-24 41-24122 'Missouri Sue. ' Plane ditched into Bay of Biscay. 10 x KIA. MACR 15730.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 August 2016 15:03:35 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=41-24122
https://www.fold3.com/image/47349967/?terms=41-24122

Date Contributor Update
27 October 2015 15:53:03 dan35 Changes to nicknames
Sources

http://www.absa3945.com/Pertes%20Bretagne/Finistere/pertes_usaaf_finiste...

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

MACR 15730 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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