We found 22193 aircraft

  1. 41-23475

    41-23475 Katy Bug

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24D 41-23745 "Katy Bug" was assigned to the 93BG/328BS at Alconbury. On 18-Nov-1942 it was despatched on a mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at Lorient, France. Upon return the pilot strayed out of the landing pattern and was forced to make a go-around...

  2. 41-23656

    41-23656 Rowdy Ann

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 Liberator #41-23656 'Rowdy Ann' 344th BS, 98th BG, 9th AF. Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, aborting before the target, pilot Allen B Gaston. A/C Renamed from 'Rowdy II' - Transferred to 376th BG / 512th BS. Returned to the States on...

  3. 41-23658

    41-23658 Thar She Blows

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24D 42-23658 was assigned to the 93rd Bomb Group 329th Bomb Squadron ar Alconbury, UK. The aircraft, piloted by Maj William Cowert, sustained battle damage on a mission to Rouen, France on 8-Mar-43 and made a crash landing at Gibralter Farm,...

  4. 41-23661

    41-23661 'Black Jack'

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 Liberator #41-23661 'Black Jack' 345th BS, 98th BG, 9th AF, flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Delbert H Hahn, diverting to Sicily....

  5. 41-23665

    41-23665 Big Dealer

    B-24 Liberator
    Crashed on 10 January 1943 near Bir el Khamsa, Egypt, while en-route back to Gambut-Main after dark. Crash may have been due to fuel shortage. The injured men were taken to 21st CCS at Mersa Matruth . 4 killed and 5 returned to action.

  6. 41-23666

    41-23666 Hot Freight

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24D-1-CO 41-23666 [AG:s] was assigned to the 93BG/330BS at Hardwick, UK. on 18-Mar-43 the aircraft was despatched on a mission to bombe the port facilities at Vegesack, Germany. The aircraft sustained battle damage over the target and crashed near...

  7. 41-23667

    41-23667 'Ball of Fire' 'Barber Bob'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 330BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. Waist gunner S/Sgt Arthur L Crandall made the 8AF first kill when he downed a Fw190 on 9-Oct-42. War-Weary became group's assembly ship decorated with multicoloured stripes hence the Barber's influenced renaming.

  8. 41-23672

    41-23672 'Double Trouble'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 328th BS, 93rd BG, 8th AF. Failed to Return (FTR) Over Water (OW). Lost to flak and fighters on 19-Jan-43. Crashed into the sea 150 miles S.E. of Malta. MACR 15484.

  9. 41-23674

    41-23674

    B-24 Liberator
    329BS / 93BG of Hardwick, Norfolk. Pilot: Packer, Leon C. Notes: landing accident. Location: RAF Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire, England England. Damage (0-5 increasing damage)....

  10. 41-23675

    41-23675 CELHALOPDOS

    B-24 Liberator
    Aircraft lost when on a mission over Naples on 15 February 1943. MACR 16372

  11. 41-23678

    41-23678 Big Eagle

    B-24 Liberator
    This aircraft was assigned to 93BG/330BS. The aircraft had been despatched from Alconbury to participate in the attack on aircraft plants at Lille, France The aircraft was attacked on the way to the target by a German fighter near Dunkirk and crashed...

  12. 41-23682

    41-23682 'The Blasted Event'

    B-24 Liberator
    Temporary Duty (TDY) with the 9th Air Force at Benghazi, Libya. Flew on 1 August 1943 Ploesti oil refinery raid with 329th BS, 93rd BG, 8th AF, and returned safely to Libya. ...

  13. 41-23683

    41-23683 "Jo-Jo's Special Delivery" 'Green Dragon'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 329BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 389BG, 8AF USAAF. When Jo-Jo's Special Delivery became war weary, it was turned into an assembly ship for the 389BG it was named Green Dragon and painted with alternating diagonal green and yellow...

  14. 41-23689

    41-23689 'Minerva'

    B-24 Liberator

  15. 41-23690

    41-23690

    B-24 Liberator
    On 27-Jan-43 B-24D 41-23690, 44BG/68BS was on a mission to bomb the naval installation at Wilhelmshaven, Germany. The pilot was unable to find the target because of weather and navigation problems. The aircraft sustained a mid-air collision with and...

  16. 41-23699

    41-23699 'Lemon Drop'

    B-24 Liberator
    Consolidated B-24D-1-CO Liberator (s/n 41-23699) named "Lemon Drop" from the 68th BS, 44th BG, 8th AF. This was one of the original 9 aircraft flown to England by the 68th BS and was a veteran of the Aug 1, 43 low-level mission to Ploesti Romania ...

  17. 41-23707

    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.

  18. 41-23710

    41-23710 Hare's To Ya

    B-24 Liberator
    This aircraft was assigned to the 93BG/329BS and participated in the mission to Lille, France on 7-Nov-1942. The aircraft crash-landed at RAF Exter and all the crew except pilot Capt Ralph J. McBride, Jr. were uninjured. Capt McBride sustained a wound...

  19. 41-23711

    41-23711 'Jerks Natural'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 328th BS, 93rd BG, 8th AF, TDY 9th Benghazi, Libya. This aircraft flew the Aug. 1, 1943, Ploesti mission, diverting safely to Sicily. A/C was damaged over Austria on mission to Wiener Neustadt Bf 109 factory and crashed in Yugoslavia on...

  20. 41-23712

    41-23712 Ambros

    B-24 Liberator
    29 October 1942, B-24D-1-CO 41-23712 'Ambros' crashed at Porlock Bay, Somerset, killing all crew except Sergeant. H. B. Thorpe

  21. 41-23717

    41-23717 Exterminator

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24 Liberator "Exterminator" (serial number 41-23717, H) originally flew with the 329th Bomb Squadron of the 93rd Bomb Group and was later transferred to the 330th Bomb Squadron (93BG) in March 1943. The first mission with the 330th BS was on 1st...

  22. 41-23722

    41-23722 'Boomerang'

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24D serial 41-23722 'Bomerang' (coded GO-C) of the 328th BS, 93rd BG. Survivor of the first raid on the Ploesti oil refinery complex. Returned safely to Libya. First 8th AF Liberator to complete 50 missions. After completing 53 missions, was flown...

  23. 41-23724

    41-23724 'Flying Cock' 'Doodlebug'

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24D Liberator #41-23724 "Doodlebug" from the 512th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF. Originally assigned to 409th BS, 93rd BG, 8th AF she was badly damaged in a crash landing due to battle damage on Jan 15, 43. They repaired her and transferred her to the 512th...

  24. 41-23728

    41-23728 Hot Stuff

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24 Liberator Hot Stuff was the 1st heavy bomber in the 8th Air Force to complete 25 missions even though the B-17 Memphis Belle wears the label. Hot Stuff crashed into a mountain in bad weather on its way back to the United States to tour the...

  25. 41-23729

    41-23729 'Shoot Luke'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned 328th Bomb Squadron, 93rd Bomb Group, 8th Air Force. TDY 9th AF, Benghazi. Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, forced to abort....

  26. 41-23732

    41-23732 Liberty Lass

    B-24 Liberator

  27. 41-23733

    41-23733 'Skippy' 'Skipper'

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 Liberator #41-23733 'Skipper' 344th BS, 98th BG, 9th AF....

  28. 41-23737

    41-23737 'Eager Beaver' 'Fearless Freddie'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 328BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF named 'Eager Beaver'. Transferred to 704BS, 446th BG, 8AF USAAF. Became 446th Group's first assembly ship and was re-named 'Fearless Freddie'. It cracked up in Oct 44.

  29. 41-23738

    41-23738 Wham Bam

    B-24 Liberator
    ex 44th BG under 2BD Operations Order dated 29 Jan 44, originally 93rd BG....

  30. 41-23740

    41-23740 Red Ass

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to the 93rd Bomb Group, B-24H #41-23740 had been flown from the United States and delivered to the 2nd Bomb Wing on 2 December 1942. On 25 February 1943, the Liberator, piloted by 93rd BG pilot Jacob B. Epting, was being ferried from Port...

  31. 41-23742

    41-23742 'Liberty Lad'

    B-24 Liberator

  32. 41-23754

    41-23754 'Teggie Ann' 'Little Lady'

    B-24 Liberator
    'Little Lady' survived the Ploesti bomb run but was so damaged that it was crash landed just over the border into Turkey. All the crew survived the landing and were amazed that the plane did not explode or catch fire because of all the holes. The said...

  33. 41-23771

    41-23771

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24D 41-23771 assigned to 44th BG/66th BS, Thurleigh. Crashed 3-Jan-43 near Puncheston, UK, out of fuel, on return from a mission to St. Nazaire, France. The Co-Pilot, 2Lt Dale K. Canfield died on 8-Jan-43 from injuries received in the crash. Aircraft...

  34. 41-23776

    41-23776 Spirit of 76

    B-24 Liberator
    On 27-Jan-43 B-24D 41-23776 "Spirit of 76" was on a mission to bomb the naval installation at Wilhelmshaven, Germany. The pilot was unable to located the target due to weather and navigation problems. The aircraft was attacked by fighters and shot down...

  35. 41-23777

    41-23777 Maisie

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24D-5-CO 41-23777 was assigned to the 44th Bomb Group/66 Bomb Squadron at Shipdham, UK. On 26-Feb-43 the aircraft was despatched to bomb the shipyards at Bremen, Germany but the target was obscured by clouds so the aircraft diverted to the secondary...

  36. 41-23778

    41-23778 'Jenny' 'Lady Luck'

    B-24 Liberator
    Temporarily attached to 9th AF and flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, returned to Libya....

  37. 41-23779

    41-23779 '4Q2'

    B-24 Liberator
    A/C flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, returning safely to Libya....

  38. 41-23782

    41-23782 'Boiler Maker II'

    B-24 Liberator
    Failed To Return - A/C shot down during 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid. Hit by flak in #2 and #3 engine, it struck a chimney of Astra, then had a force landing, South-East of Ploiesti near Trestieni village. 10 POW. MACR 177....

  39. 41-23783

    41-23783 Betty Anne

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24D 31-23783 "Betty Anne" 44BG/56BS [WQ:M] was operating as the lead aircraft of the Group on a mission to bomb the port area of Dunkirk, France when it was struck by flak and subsequently ditched into the English Channel. 11 man crew, 7KIA 4POW. No...

  40. 41-23784

    41-23784 Miss Dianne

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24D-5-CO 41-23784 [NB:R] "Miss Dianne" was assigned to the 44BG/47BS. On 8-Mar-1943 the aircraft was despatched on a mission to bomb the railroad marshalling yards at Rouen, France. The aircraft sustained significant damage from German fighters near...

  41. 41-23786

    41-23786

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24D 41-23786 was assigned to 44th Bomb Group, 68th Bomb Squadron at Shipdham. Shot down by German fighters 6-December-1942 on a mission to bomb the German airfield Drucat at Abbeville, France. 10KIA. First loss for 44th Bomb Group. MACR 2920....

  42. 41-23788

    41-23788 'Avenger'

    B-24 Liberator
    A/C flew on 1 Aug 43 Ploesti mission, returned safely to Libya....

  43. 41-23794

    41-23794 Railway Express

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24D 41-23794 "Railway Express" 44BG/67BS was despatched on 15-Feb-43 to bomb the port facilities and Dunkirk, France. The aircraft was damaged by flak over the target and crashed into the sea off the coast at Dunkirk, France. 11KIA MACR 16003....

  44. 41-23795

    41-23795 'Miss Julie' 'Sneezy'

    B-24 Liberator
    Equipped with radar and was used in a sea search role early in its career and may have been operated by other than the 343rd BS....

  45. 41-23800

    41-23800 The Captain and the Kids

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24D 41-23800, 44th Bomb Group, 68th Bomb Squadron was despatched in 15-Feb-43 to bomb the port area of Dunkirk, France. The aircraft lost one engine to flak, and another to enemy fighter attacks on the return. When nearing the Kent coast another...

  46. 41-23804

    41-23804 Sad Sack

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24D-5-CO 41-23804 "Sad Sack" was assigned to the 44BG/66BS at Shipdham, UK. The aircraft was despatched on 26-Feb-43 to bomb the docks at Bremen. However, cloud cover obscured the target and the formation diverted to Wilhelmshaven as a target of...

  47. 41-23806

    41-23806 Bat out of Hell

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24D 41-23806 "Bat out of Hell" was assigned to 44BG/68BS at Shipdham, UK. The aircraft was despatched 3-Jan-43 on a mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France. Aircraft returned to England but ran out of fuel and crashed south-west of...

  48. 41-23807

    41-23807 'Little Beaver'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Crashed north of Kiel 14-May-43. 7 x KIA, 4 x POW MACR 2748.

  49. 41-23808

    41-23808 Texan

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24D 41-24998 "Texan" was assigned to the 44BG/67BS at Shipdham, UK. The aircraft was despatched on 3-Jan-43 to bomb the U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France. Aircraft returned to England but ran out of fuel and crashed at Aperporth airfield,...

  50. 41-23809

    41-23809 'HellsaDropin II' 'Painted Virgin' 'You Cawn't Miss It' 'Checker Board'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned 329th BS, 93rd BG, 8th AF. TDY 9th AF. Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid, aborted shortly after leaving the Libyan coast with engine trouble. Returned ETO....