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42-40133

B-24 Liberator

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...

  • 328th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Virgil Anderhalt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 December 1943 in B-24 42-40133. Killed in Action (KIA). DFC/ AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

  • Glenn Cochran

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 December 1943 in B-24 #4240133. Killed in Action (KIA). AM/ PH

  • Glenn Coobran

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 93rd Bomb Group

  • Jacob Handelman

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 December 1943 in B-24 #4240133. Killed in Action (KIA). AM/ PH

  • Jacob Handleman

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 93rd Bomb Group

  • Cleveland Hickman

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Flew as pilot of B-24 41-23711 'Jerks Natural' on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid, diverted safely to Sicily. Shot down 20th Dec 43 on a mission to Bremen in B-24 42-40133. Killed in Action (KIA). DFC/ Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Robert Pollick

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 December 1943 in B-24 #4240133. Killed in Action (KIA). AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

  • Adelbert Robinson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 December 1943 in B-24 #4240133. Killed in Action (KIA). DFC/ AM w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

  • Virgil Rose

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 December 1943 in B-24 #42-40133. Killed in Action (KIA). DFC/ AM w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

  • Edward Rubin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 December 1943 in B-24 #42-40133. Killed in Action (KIA). Rubin's name is commemorated on the Tablets of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery. DFC w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster

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Places

  • Hardwick

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF bomber airfield, Hardwick was used first by the 310th Bomb Group, equipped with B-25 Mitchells. In December 1943, the B-24 Liberators of the 93rd Bomb Group moved in, and remained until the end of the war, flying over 330 missions....

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 20 December 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:52 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 2188 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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