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41-23909

B-24 Liberator

Deadstick landing near Bone, Algeria on 13 December 1942, on return from operations to Bizerta, Tunisia.

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

  • Fred Anderson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Flew on 1 Aug '43 raid on Ploesti. ...

  • Robert Brown

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 15 February 1943. TDY to 9th AF, 'Celhalopdos' B-24D-1-CO 41-23675 went down over Naples, Italy. ...

  • George Eisel

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    The only survivor of a crash May 3, 1943. After completing their missions, the crew of 'Hot Stuff' B-24 41-23728 was tasked with flying General Frank Andrews, commanding general of the USAAF in the ETO to the US. The plane crashed in Iceland killing...

  • Walter Erness

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 93rd Bomb Group
    While on temporary assignment to North Africa, on bombing run on port at Bizerte Roche moved in for an extra, more exact run on the target. 'Ambrose II' B-24D-10-CO 41-23909 suffered hit to gas line. Roche and the crew made a dead stick landing ...

  • Estell Martin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 13 December 1942. While on temporary assignment to North Africa, on bombing run on port at Bizerte Roche moved in for an extra, more exact run on the target. 'Ambrose II' B-24D-10-CO 41-23909 suffered hit to gas line. Roche and...

  • John Roche

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    While on temporary assignment to North Africa, on bombing run on port at Bizerte Roche moved in for an extra, more exact run on the target. 'Ambrose II' B-24D-10-CO 41-23909 suffered hit to gas line. Roche and the crew made a dead stick landing ...

  • Weldon Seaton

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 93rd Bomb Group
    Wounded in action on Dec. 13, 1942 mission that the group flew to destroy the docks and harbor of Bizerte. While on temporary assignment to North Africa, on bombing run on port at Bizerte , Pilot Roche moved in for an extra, more exact run on the...

  • Vincent Shocklee

    Military | Sergeant | 93rd Bomb Group
    While on temporary assignment to North Africa, on bombing run on port at Bizerte Roche moved in for an extra, more exact run on the target. 'Ambrose II' B-24D-10-CO 41-23909 suffered hit to gas line. Roche and the crew made a dead stick landing ...

  • Charles Woerner

    Military | 93rd Bomb Group

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 January 2017 11:44:59 general ira snapsorter Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, nicknames, description and unit associations
Sources

Added with details from 'Losses of the US 8th and 9th Air Forces ' By Bishop & Hey

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