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41-23738

B-24 Liberator

ex 44th BG under 2BD Operations Order dated 29 Jan 44, originally 93rd BG.
Assembly ship.
Damaged on the ground on 1 Jan 45 by 42-51865 which crashed on take off.
467th Sub-Depot installed demand oxygen system 13 & 14 Feb 45.
Salvaged war weary 11 May 45 by 3 SAD, Neaton (Watton) - uneconomical to
repair. (Entry appears on 3 SAD Field Engineering salvage list for 445th BG
indicating that the aircraft may have been transferred to that Group)

Service

Units

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 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...

People

  • Charles Kimtantas

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 93rd Bomb Group
    8/1/43 on TDY to 9th AF, was interned in Turkey on Ploesti raid in B24 42-40754 'Little Lady'

  • Herman Parent

    Military | 93rd Bomb Group

  • Milton Rolley

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 93rd Bomb Group
    8/1/43 on TDY to 9th AF, was interned in Turkey on Ploesti raid in B24 42-40754 'Little Lady'

  • Joel Silverman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 93rd Bomb Group
    8/1/43 on TDY to 9th AF, was interned in Turkey on Ploesti raid in B24 42-40754 'Little Lady'

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 March 2017 10:44:10 general ira snapsorter Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, nicknames, description, unit associations and media associations
Sources

New entry added with details from :
- http://www.oldbuck.com/media/32481/Aircraft-of-the-453rd.pdf

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