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  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb 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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  • Edward Appel

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Co-Pilot, Bomber Pilot, Fighter Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Edward Appel was one of the few Pilots who completed tours both in a Bomber Group (30 missions) and as a fighter pilot (17 missions) in the European Theater of Operations (ETO). His bomber was the B-24 Liberator the Latrine Rumor, B-24 (Number 42...

  • Addison Baker

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Commanding Officer 17-May-1943 to -August 1943. Killed in Action (KIA) during Ploesti raid, 1 August 1943. Held formation as lead for 93rd BG after B-24 42-40994 'Hell's Wench' had been damaged. MOH/ SS/ DFC/ AM w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Clarence Porter

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot, Commanding Officer | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 24 June 1944 Crashed at Treon in B-24 'Victory Belle' #42100294 DFC/ AM w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH


  • 42-40994 'Hells Wench'

    B-24 Liberator
    On August 1, 1943, the 93d Bomb Group, one of three from the Eighth Air Force sent to the Ninth Air Force especially for this mission, took to the air at Benghazi, Libya. Piloting Hell's Wench, a B-24 Liberator (Serial 42-40994), Lt Col Addison Earl...




Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:54 AAM AAM ingest

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)