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328th Bomb Squadron

Squadron

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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

  • Edgar Allen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Completed 30 missions

  • George Allen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 1 August 1943 while on TDY to 9thAF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Hells Wench' #4240994 DFC/ AM/ PH

  • Virgil Anderhalt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 December 1943 in B-24 #4240133. Killed in Action (KIA). DFC/ AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

  • Karl Anderson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Crashd on take off due to mechanical problems on an operational mission on 3 Mar 1944 in B-24J #42-99939 'Big Fat Butterfly'. RTD.

  • William Anderson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Flew on 1 Aug '43 raid on PloestiOn 9 Mar 1944 B-24J #42-100320 crashed S of Attleborough, Norfolk on the return from a mission to Hanover/Brunswick, GR. RTD.

  • Lowell Arnold

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 24 June 1944 Crashed at Treon i B-24 'Victory Belle ' #42100294 DFC/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

  • Morton Ashton

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed at Treon on 6/24/44 in B-24 'Victory Belle' #42100294 Prisoner of War (POW) POW

  • William Austin

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    While serving as a Waist Gunner on B-24D 41-24745 'Katy Bug' his aircraft sustained the failure of two engines and crashed into a tree while attempting an emergency landing at Little Stukeley. 4 crew members were killed. SSgt Austin was uninjured and...

  • George Bailey

    Military | Captain | 93rd Bomb Group
    Date of first mission 9 October 1942 (first mission of 93rd BG); total missions - 25 DFC/ Air Medal w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Silas Bailey

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    On 3 Feb 1944, B-24D #41-24192 'Dogpatch Raider' lost an engine and aborted during a mission to Emden and during the landing attempt, a/c appeared to lose control and crash near Hempnall. Killed in Action (KIA). Died 5 Feb 1944 from injuries. PH

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Aircraft

  • 41-23672 'Double Trouble'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 328th BS, 93rd BG, 8th AF. Failed to Return (FTR) Over Water (OW). Lost to flak and fighters on 19-Jan-43. Crashed into the sea 150 miles S.E. of Malta. MACR 15484.

  • 41-23711 'Jerks Natural'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 328th BS, 93rd BG, 8th AF, TDY 9th Benghazi, Libya. This aircraft flew the Aug. 1, 1943, Ploesti mission, diverting safely to Sicily. A/C was damaged over Austria on mission to Wiener Neustadt Bf 109 factory and crashed in Yugoslavia on...

  • 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...

  • 41-23729 'Shoot Luke'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned 328th Bomb Squadron, 93rd Bomb Group, 8th Air Force. TDY 9th AF, Benghazi. Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, forced to abort. ...

  • 41-28590

    B-24 Liberator
    29 March 1944, two B24s collided over Henham, a few miles from Halesworth airfield. 9 Crew of the 41-110033 died, and 7 of the 41-28590. During the rescue operations the bomb load of one of the Liberators exploded, killing 6 men from Halesworth

  • 41-29133

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-100294 Victory Belle

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-110081

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-40128 'Ball Of Fire III' / 'War Baby'

    B-24 Liberator
    Veteran of the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid, returning to Libya. Lost on 18 Nov 43, after receiving damage from attacking Me 109s after the Hjeller-Oslo, Norway mission. MACR 2187. A/C landed in Sweden and crew were interned. ...

  • 42-40133

    B-24 Liberator

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:11:50 rossingtonj Changes to type
Sources

Type added.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:48 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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