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41-23665

B-24 Liberator

Crashed on 10 January 1943 near Bir el Khamsa, Egypt, while en-route back to Gambut-Main after dark. Crash may have been due to fuel shortage. The injured men were taken to 21st CCS at Mersa Matruth . 4 killed and 5 returned to action.

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...

  • 330th Bomb Squadron

People

  • James Anderson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 10 January 1943. 93rd was assigned to N. Africa to help defeat Rommel. B-24D-1-CO 41-23665 'Big Dealer' had mission to La Galite (a small Mediterranean island off Tunisia). Crashed near Bir el Khamsa, Egypt. Crash may have been...

  • John Emmons

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    1 Aug 1943, turned back over Yugoslavia due to left wing gas leak. Earlier on 10 January 1943 when the 93rd was assigned to N. Africa to help defeat Rommel, B-24D-1-CO 41-23665 'Big Dealer' had mission to La Galite (a small Mediterranean island off...

  • Leonard Kozarek

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 93rd Bomb Group
    On 10 January 1943 93rd was assigned to N. Africa to help defeat Rommel. B-24D-1-CO 41-23665 'Big Dealer' had mission to La Galite (a small Mediterranean island off Tunisia). Crashed near Bir el Khamsa, Egypt. Crash may have been due to fuel shortage....

  • Owen Kunze

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    93rd was assigned to N. Africa to help defeat Rommel. B-24D-1-CO 41-23665 'Big Dealer' had mission to La Galite (a small Mediterranean island off Tunisia). Crashed near Bir el Khamsa, Egypt. Crash may have been due to fuel shortage. 4 killed and 5...

  • Marion Loyless

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    January 1943 93rd was assigned to N. Africa to help defeat Rommel. B-24D-1-CO 41-23665 'Big Dealer' had mission to La Galite (a small Mediterranean island off Tunisia). Crashed near Bir el Khamsa, Egypt. Crash may have been due to fuel shortage. 4...

  • Leander Schmid

    Military | Captain | Navigator | 93rd Bomb Group
    On 10 January 1943 when 93rd was assigned to N. Africa to help defeat Rommel. ...

  • Byron Smith

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 10 January 1943. 93rd was assigned to N. Africa to help defeat Rommel. B-24D-1-CO 41-23665 'Big Dealer' had mission to La Galite (a small Mediterranean island off Tunisia). Crashed near Bir el Khamsa, Egypt. Crash may have been...

  • Robert Woody

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 10 January 1943. 93rd was assigned to N. Africa to help defeat Rommel. B-24D-1-CO 41-23665 'Big Dealer' had mission to La Galite (a small Mediterranean island off Tunisia). Crashed near Bir el Khamsa, Egypt. Crash may have been...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 December 2016 15:01:43 general ira snapsorter Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, nicknames, description and unit associations
Sources

Entry added with details from "Losses of the US 8th and 9th Air Forces: ETO Area - June 1942 - December 1943" by Stan D Bishop and John A Hey MBE. Published by Bishop Book Productions.

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