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41-24309

B-24 Liberator

Crashed at Mendham, Suffolk on a night training exercise. Aircraft burnt out. 9 crew killed, 3 survived.

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

People

  • Leonard Acheson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 93rd Bomb Group
    KIS 28 May 1943 killed in a night training accident in B24 41-243097. Nov 1942 B-24D-1-CO 41-23710 'Hares to Ya' had crash landing with no crew injured except McBride who had a flak wound to his leg. Plane is also listed as 'Here's to Ya'

  • Harold Christiansen

    Military | 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

  • Jonathan Cunningham

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 28 May 1943 Plane crashed on takeoff. 12 aboard, 3 killed others wounded. Earlier on 7 Nov 1942 B-24D-1-CO 41-23710 'Hares to Ya' had crash landing with no crew injured except McBride who had a flak wound to his leg. Plane is...

  • William Derx

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    28 May 1943 killed in a night training accident in B-24 41-24309 AM

  • James Holsomback

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on phot bombing raid as plane crashed on take off with engine fire. Earlier on 7 Nov 1942 B-24D-1-CO 41-23710 'Hares to Ya' had crash landing with no crew injured except McBride who had a flak wound to his leg. Plane is also...

  • Ernest Hutson

    Military | Private First Class | Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    28 May 1943 in a night training accident in B24 41-24309

  • Robert Kaluzsa

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 93rd Bomb Group
    28 May 1943 killed in a night training accident in B24 41-24309

  • Albert Lambert

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 93rd Bomb Group
    28 May 1943 killed in a night training accident in B24 41-24309 on night 'photo bombing' raid as plane crashed on take off with engine fire. ...

  • Winfield Long

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on 8/1/43 while TDY to 9thAF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Hells Angels' 42-40781. ...

  • William Peltier

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on night 'photo bombing' as plane crashed on take off with an engine fire. Earlier on 7 Nov 1942 B-24D-1-CO 41-23710 'Hares to Ya' had crash landing with no crew injured except McBride who had a flak wound to his leg. Plane is...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 December 2016 16:00:12 general ira snapsorter Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, description, unit associations and person 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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