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IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

A B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-23667) nicknamed "Ball of Fire (Barber Bob)" of the 93rd Bomb Group used as a flight assembly ship.

Connections

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...

Aircraft

  • 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.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:18:11 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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