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409th Bomb Squadron

Squadron

Commanding officers
  • William Musselwhite

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    William Musselwhite served as a pilot with the 97th Bomb Group out of Grafton Underwood. He fly in the first all-American raid on Europe on 17 August 1942.

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  • 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...

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Missions

  • 548

    13 August 1944
    We led the entire Division in a tactical mission. The target: Roads to Paris. Colonel McKnight flew Pilot; Lt Houser was Co-Pilot. Results of bombing A1.

Stations

Station Location Date
Based Hardwick

Connections

People

  • Thomas Adams

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Crew member of B-24 Liberator 41-23810 'Tarfu', flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid, returning safely to Libya. ...

  • Richard Adkins

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    28 missions: 1943 - Sept 9 St. Omer; Oct 9 Danzig; 18 Diversion; Nov 3 Wilhelmshaven; 5 Munster; Dec 24 Hesdin; 31 Cognac; 1944 - Jan 29 Frankfurt; 30 Brunswick; Feb 13 Siracourt; 20 Gotha; 22 Gotha; 28 Buchy; Mar 5 Bergerac; 6 Berlin; 8 Berlin; 11...

  • Robert Allison

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Abandoned the mission to the a/c factory at Gotha, GR due to a fuel leak and crashed in the woods at Bad Kissinger District, Bavaria, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-100236. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • James Altizer

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Was on 1 Aug '43 Ploesti raid and was interned in Turkey for a while. Abandoned the mission to the a/c factory at Gotha, GR due to a fuel leak and crashed in the woods at Bad Kissinger District, Bavaria, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-100236. Prisoner...

  • James Alttizer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    8/1/43 on TDY to 9th AF, was interned in Turkey on Ploesti raid in B24 42-40754 'Little Lady'

  • Robert Andrino

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed near Alencon in B-24 The Flying Fol #4294991

  • Donald Arthur

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group

  • Albert Austin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Crew baled out for unknown reasons on mission to Chateaudun, FR on 5 Feb 1944 in B-24H #42-28626 'Thunderbird'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Kenneth Bailey

    Military | Nose gunner | 93rd Bomb Group

  • Byard Baker

    Military | Captain | Bombardier, Co-Pilot, Engineer, Navigator, Pilot, Radio Operator | 93rd Bomb Group
    On 28 January 1945, enroute to bomb Dortmund coke plant, plane was hit in bombay area by flak burst. Plane crashed near Essen. Cpt. Baker became a Prisoner of War (POW). AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster

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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...

  • 41-23732 Liberty Lass

    B-24 Liberator

  • 41-24122 "Missouri Sue"

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 409BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Over Water (OW). Shot down 16 April 1943 in B-24 41-24122 'Missouri Sue. ' An Fw190A-5 from JG 2/8, flown by Obfw. Josef Bigge, badly damaged the plane, shooting off part of the tail. Plane...

  • 41-24298 'Queenie'

    B-24 Liberator
    TDY to 9th AF. Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, diverting safely to Sicily. Later shot down by Me 109 fighters on 13th Nov 43 mission to Bremen, Germany Port Area. Plane crashed into North Sea, off west coast Isle of Amrum near Norddorf,...

  • 41-28626 'Thunderbird'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned 409BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Chateaudun A/C left formation and went into controlled dive, reason unknown. Crew baled out before it exploded on the ground. 5-Feb-44. 10 x POW. MACR 2925.

  • 42-100248

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-100336

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-100345

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-100416 Baggie Maggie

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-109815

    B-24 Liberator

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Citations

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 March 2015 03:12:44 L2M2 Changes to commanding officers associations
Sources

William B Musselwhite Commanding Officer 10/15/42 thru 3/13/42.
http://www.afhra.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=10618

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:23:07 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Type added.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:49 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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