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An airman's body lies amid the wreckage of B-24D 41-23738 'Hot Stuff'. The aircraft crashed into Mt Fagradalsfjall on the Reykjanes peninsula, Iceland after an aborted landing at RAF Kaldadarnes, Iceland. 3rd May 43. All bar 1 x crew members and passengers perished in the crash.

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Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 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...

  • 330th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Robert Shannon

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    After completing their missions, the crew of 'Hot Stuff' B-24 41-23728 was tasked with flying General Frank Andrews, commanding general of the USAAF in the ETO to the US. The plane crashed in Iceland killing all but the tailgunner. According to Stewart...

Aircraft

  • 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...

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Date Contributor Update
13 June 2018 12:56:07 Lucy May Changes to caption
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Date Contributor Update
11 December 2016 13:01:58 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
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