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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

  • Andrew Adams

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer | 93rd Bomb Group
    93rd Bomb Group 328th Bomber Squadron Bk's -20 329th Bomber Squadron Bk's-18 Hardwick, United Kingdom (England) Crew44USAAF Tour of Duty: May 28, 1944 April 28, 1945 Aircraft was cited to be a pathfinder ship during Summer 1944

  • Harry Alger

    Military | Master Sergeant | Ground crew | 93rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 328BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME. Post war: Served in Korean and Vietnam conflicts.

  • Edgar Allen

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

  • George Allen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in action on 1 August 1943 during Operation Tidal wave onboard B-24 Liberator, 'Hell's Wench' (#42-40994). ...

  • Virgil Anderhalt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 December 1943 in B-24 42-40133. 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 Ploesti. On 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...

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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
    Although the B-24D Liberator, SN #41-23771, named, 'Jerk's Natural', was part of the 8th Air Force based in Britain, the the 93rd Bomb Group, and the 328th Bomb Squadron, it spent time on detached service to the 9th Air Force in North Africa, hence 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 Able Mabel

    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

  • 42-40612 'Euroclydon The Storm'

    B-24 Liberator
    Took direct hit from AA prior to target igniting Tokyo tanks. A/C was seen attempting to climb to 300 Ft then broke in mid air before crashing in flames over a school at Plopu. Three of the crew were taken POW. Bombardier bailed out but parachute...

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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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