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41-24130

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 329BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 409BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to MTO. Temporarily attached to 9AF USAAF. Crashed shortly after take off due to engine failure on mission to Vibo Valentia, Italy, on 13-Jul-43. 10 x KIA.

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 Bomb Squadron
  • 409th Bomb Squadron
  • 8th Air Force

People

  • Charles Cates

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed on mission 13 July 1943 TDY to 9th AF, B24 41-24130 'Lady of the Lake' crashed after takeoff.

  • George Ciccarelli

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed on mission 13 July 1943 TDY to 9th AF, B24 41-24130 'Lady of the Lake' crashed after takeoff. PH

  • Harold DeKeyser

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed on mission 13 July 1943 TDY to 9th AF, B24 41-24130 'Lady of the Lake' crashed after takeoff. PH

  • Irving Kunin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed on mission 13 July 1943 TDY to 9th AF, B24 41-24130 'Lady of the Lake' crashed after takeoff.

  • John Maruna

    Military | Staff Sergeant | tail gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed on mission 13 July 1943 TDY to 9th AF, B24 41-24130 'Lady of the Lake' crashed after takeoff.

  • John McGibony

    Military | Sergeant | right waist gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed on mission 13 July 1943 TDY to 9th AF, B24 41-24130 'Lady of the Lake' crashed after takeoff.

  • Thomas McManus

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed on mission 13 July 1943 TDY to 9th AF, B24 41-24130 'Lady of the Lake' crashed after takeoff.

  • Foster McPeters

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed on mission 13 July 1943 TDY to 9th AF, B24 41-24130 'Lady of the Lake' crashed after takeoff.

  • George Reagan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | flight engineer/top turret gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed on mission 13 July 1943 TDY to 9th AF, B24 41-24130 'Lady of the Lake' crashed after takeoff. PH

  • Clifton Skinner

    Military | Sergeant | left waist gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed on mission 13 July 1943 TDY to 9th AF, B24 41-24130 'Lady of the Lake' crashed after takeoff.

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 329BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF.

Transferred Hardwick, Cambridge CB23, UK 1943

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

Temporary Duty 9AF Qarat Baninah wa Bannanah, Libya July 1943

Temporary attached to 9AF USAAF.

Crashed Libya 13 July 1943

Crashed shortly after take off due to engine failure on mission to Vibo Valentia, Italy, on 13-Jul-43. 10 x KIA.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 October 2016 05:25:11 M Reagan Changes to nicknames
Sources

#41-24130 has sometimes been erroneously applied to # 42-40127 "Thar She Blows Again", also with 93rd BG, later transferred to the 458th BG, renamed "Bucket of Bolts" and "First Sergeant", lost in ground accident in May 1944.
Source:www. joebaugher.com/usaf_serials

Date Contributor Update
07 August 2016 16:28:12 Al_Skiff Changes to nicknames, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
04 June 2016 18:21:22 M Reagan Changes to production block number and manufacturer
Sources

Losses of the US 8th & 9th Air Forces: Aircraft and Men June 1942 to December 1943, Vol. 1, pg. 180

Date Contributor Update
15 July 2015 15:22:55 general ira snapsorter Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, nicknames, description, events, unit associations and person associations
Sources

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