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Consolidated B-24D-1-CO #41-23711 "Jerks Natural" of the 328th BS, 93rd BG, 8th AF at RAF Alconbury, England, 1942. This aircraft flew the Aug. 1, 1943, Ploesti mission, diverting to Sicily. A/C was damaged over Austria on mission to Wiener Neustadt Bf 109 factory and crashed in Yugoslavia on October 1st, 1943. 9 KIA 1 POW MACR 3301.

Connections

Units

  • 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

    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

  • Cleveland Hickman

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    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

Aircraft

  • 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...

Locations

  • Alconbury

    Military site : airfield
    Alconbury had been constructed as a satellite airfield for RAF Upwood and Wyton and was used by RAF Squadrons: Nos. 15, 40 and 156. In preparation for the arrival of American heavy bombers, the base was developed in 1942 with the runways extended. When...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 April 2015 17:30:46 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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