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93rd Bomb Group formation flight. Near aircraft is Consolidated B-24D-25-CO (S/N 41-24226) "Joisey Bounce," of the 330th Bomb Squadron, second aircraft is (S/N 41-24147) "The Duchess" also of the 330th. Next higher is Bomerang (s/n 41-23722) from the 328th. Last of all at the very top is 42-40246 (F) "Thunder mug" also of the 328th.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb 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


  • 41-24147 'The Duchess'

    B-24 Liberator
    Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, pilot Major Ramsey D. Potts, returning safely to Libya. After returning to England, failed to return from mission, shot down by FW-190s and crashed west of Herxheim, Germany, on a mission to Furth, Germany,...

  • 41-24226 'Utah Man' 'Joisey Bounce'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to Col. Walter T. Stewart of the 330 Bomb Squadron, 93rd Bomb Group, 8th Air Force, USAAF for the mission to bomb the refineries at Ploesti Ag 11 1943. Col. Stewart took command of the 93rd Bomb Group after the Group Leader, Col. Addison...

  • 41-23722 'Bomerang'

    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...

  • 42-40246 'Thunder Mug'

    B-24 Liberator
    Flew in 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid returning safely to Libya. Landing accident Nr Bedford due to mechanical / material failure 30th Oct 43, pilot Lt Frank Kilcheski, two crew KIFA. Salvaged on Oct 10, 1943.


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11 April 2015 16:50:20 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

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