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Page 15 of the 93rd Bomb Group unit history.
Many of the 8th Air Force Groups produced an unofficial unit history in the months after the war ended in Europe but before they were redeployed out of the ETO (European Theater of Operations).

Resembling a college yearbook, unit histories were an unofficial – and often tongue-in-cheek – record of the unit’s time based in the UK. They include photo montages showing different aspects of base life. Often the servicemen in the photos are unnamed. The American Air Museum hopes that by adding unit histories to the website as individual pages, the men in the photos will be identified and associated to their person entries. Many included lists of personnel and a mailing address, providing a means for servicemen to keep in contact with each other after the war. These lists are now incredibly useful records of where US airmen in England in 1945 called their home.

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...

People

  • Leonard Acheson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer
    KIS 28 May 1943 killed in a night training accident in B24 41-243097. Nov 1942 B-24D-1-CO 41-23710 'Hares to Ya' had crash landing with no crew injured except McBride who had a flak wound to his leg. Plane is also listed as 'Here's to Ya'

  • James Anderson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) 10 January 1943. 93rd was assigned to N. Africa to help defeat Rommel. B-24D-1-CO 41-23665 'Big Dealer' had mission to La Galite (a small Mediterranean island off Tunisia). Crashed near Bir el Khamsa, Egypt. Crash may have been...

  • Garrett Billiter

    Military

  • Gerald Burton

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) 8/1/43 while TDY to 9thAF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Here's To Ya' 41-24230 DFC/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Jonathan Cunningham

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA) 28 May 1943 Plane crashed on takeoff. 12 aboard, 3 killed others wounded. Earlier on 7 Nov 1942 B-24D-1-CO 41-23710 'Hares to Ya' had crash landing with no crew injured except McBride who had a flak wound to his leg. Plane is...

  • William Derx

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    28 May 1943 killed in a night training accident in B-24 41-24309 AM

  • Carl Domke

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) 8/1/43 while on TDY to 9thAF for Ploesti raid in B-24' Here's To Ya' 41-24230 DFC/ AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

  • Coy Ellison

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Killed in Action (KIA) 8/1/43 while on TDY to 9thAF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Here's To Ya' 41-24230. Earlier on 2 December 1942 while transporting navigators to a school in Oxfordshire, main landing gear retracted upon landing. All crewmembers...

  • John Emmons

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    1 Aug 1943, turned back over Yugoslavia due to left wing gas leak. Earlier on 10 January 1943 when the 93rd was assigned to N. Africa to help defeat Rommel, B-24D-1-CO 41-23665 'Big Dealer' had mission to La Galite (a small Mediterranean island off...

  • Richard Fenner

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner

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Aircraft

  • 41-24230 'Hare's To Ya' 'Jo-Jo'S Special Delivery'

    B-24 Liberator
    Failed to Return - A/C pilot Ralph J Mcbride Jr joined a 98th Grp formation on withdrawal from the target [Ploesti, 1/8/43]. A/C was intercepted by fighters of IV/27 JG West off Cefalonia, Greece and presumed downed over Ionian Sea by Lt. Hans Flor of...

  • 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.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 December 2016 14:23:43 general ira snapsorter Created entry with collection, caption and unit associations
Sources

An original copy of the 93rd Bomb Group unit history in IWM’s Roger Freeman Collection, printed in 1945.

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