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41-23712

B-24 Liberator

29 October 1942, B-24D-1-CO 41-23712 'Ambros' crashed at Porlock Bay, Somerset.

Based at Holmsley South Airfield in the New Forest, aircraft took- off at 07.20 hours on 29 October 1942 with a crew of twelve on an operational U-Boat patrol mission over the Bay of Biscay.
The aircraft turned around at 11.30 hours but three hours later due to heavy rain and poor visibility, the aircraft clipped Bossington Hill and crashed in the marsh at Porlock, Somerset, killing all crew except Sergeant. H. B. Thorpe, who was wounded

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

  • Stephen DeMaroney

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    B-24D-1-CO 41-23712 'Ambros' crashed at Porlock Bay, Somerset, killing all crew except Sergeant. H. B. Thorpe

  • Thomas Lewis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 29 October 1942 when B-24D-1-CO 41-23712 'Ambros' crashed at Porlock Bay, Somerset, killing all crew except Sergeant. H. B. Thorpe PH

  • James Muzio

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    B-24D-1-CO 41-23712 'Ambros' crashed at Porlock Bay, Somerset, killing all crew except Sergeant. H. B. Thorpe

  • John O'Dell

    Military | Private First Class | Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    B-24D-1-CO 41-23712 'Ambros' crashed at Porlock Bay, Somerset, killing all crew except Sergeant. H. B. Thorpe

  • Stephen Prekel

    Military | Private | Radio Operator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 29 October 1942 when B-24D-1-CO 41-23712 'Ambros' crashed at Porlock Bay, Somerset, killing all crew except Sergeant. H. B. Thorpe PH

  • Earl Purdy

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 29 October 1942 B-24D-1-CO 41-23712 'Ambros' crashed at Porlock Bay, Somerset, killing all crew except Sergeant. H. B. Thorpe

  • Lynn Riess

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed when B-24D-1-CO 41-23712 'Ambros' crashed at Porlock Bay, Somerset, killing all crew except Sergeant. H. B. Thorpe

  • Joseph Simpson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 20 October 1942. B-24D-1-CO 41-23712 'Ambros' crashed at Porlock Bay, Somerset, killing all crew except Sergeant. H. B. Thorpe

  • Charles Sorrell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 29 October 1942 when B-24D-1-CO 41-23712 'Ambros' crashed at Porlock Bay, Somerset, killing all crew except Sergeant. H. B. Thorpe

  • Herbert Thorpe

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    29 October 1942 B-24D-1-CO 41-23712 'Ambros' crashed at Porlock Bay, Somerset, killing all crew except Sergeant. H. B. Thorpe who was wounded.

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 January 2020 23:52:21 David J Barnes Changes to description
Sources

DJB Air Force archive

Date Contributor Update
08 March 2017 10:00:36 general ira snapsorter Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames and unit associations
Sources

Entry added with details from ‘Losses of the US 8th & 9th Air Forces’, Bishop and Hey

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