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41-23707

B-24 Liberator

Crashed on 7 December 1942.
Took off from Portreath for Oran, crashed into mountain on approach to Tafaroui, killing all crew members.

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

  • Iceal Alford

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 7 December 1942. Took off from Portreath for Oran, crashed into mountain on approach to Tafaroui, killing all crew members. Plane was B-24D-1-CO 41-23707 AM/ PH

  • James Davis

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 7 December 1942. Took off from Portreath for Oran, crashed into mountain on approach to Tafaroui, killing all crew members. Plane was B-24D-1-CO 41-23707 AM/ PH

  • Robert Johnson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Took off from Portreath for Oran, crashed into mountain on approach to Tafaroui, killing all crew members. Plane was B-24D-1-CO 41-23707

  • Robert Lynch

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 7 December 1942. Took off from Portreath for Oran, crashed into mountain on approach to Tafaroui, killing all crew members. Plane was B-24D-1-CO 41-23707 AM/ PH

  • Samuel McNeeley

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Took off from Portreath for Oran, crashed into mountain on approach to Tafaroui, killing all crew members. Plane was B-24D-1-CO 41-23707

  • Samuel Powell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner, Tail Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 7 December 1942. Took off from Portreath for Oran, crashed into mountain on approach to Tafaroui, killing all crew members. Plane was B-24D-1-CO 41-23707 AM/ PH DFC/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 January 2017 16:06:30 general ira snapsorter Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, description and unit associations
Sources

Added with details from:
- 'Losses of the US 8th and 9th Air Forces' by Bishop & Hey
- MACR 16079

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