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329th Bomb Squadron

Squadron

Structure

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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

  • VIII Bomber Command 27A SECRET MISSION

    2 January 1943
    4 B-24s from the 93BG/329BS have been equipped with special electronic equipment that would supposedly allow "blind bombing" of target through overcast (called "Moling") are despatched to hit targets in the Ruhr valley of Germany.

  • 541

    11 August 1944

  • 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

  • Leonard Acheson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 93rd Bomb Group
    KIS 28 May 1943 killed in a night training accident in B24 41-243097. Nov 1942 B-24D-1-CO 41-23710 'Hares to Ya' had crash landing with no crew injured except McBride who had a flak wound to his leg. Plane is also listed as 'Here's to Ya'

  • Stanley Adamen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-23809.

  • 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. ...

  • Lloyd Adelsberger

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-23682)

  • Harry Ahlborn

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    On 4/16/43 mission to Brest, Plane 41-23874 'Ball of Fire Junior' badly shot up . Most of crew bailed out, but plane was gotten under control and pilot landed it at St Eval an RAF base. Not injured in crash. ...

  • Frank Ahman

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group

  • Edward Anderson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed into Ijsselmeer on 24 Feb 45 in B-24 #4251495

  • William Ansill

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group

  • William Apy

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-23809.

  • Reed Armstrong

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 392nd Bomb Group
    Killed 30 August 1943 Cambridge Cemetery Killed. Crashed while landing B24 #42-7468 returning from ac modifications at BAD. TDY with 392nd BG.

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Aircraft

  • 41-23717 Exterminator

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24 Liberator "Exterminator" (serial number 41-23717, H) originally flew with the 329th Bomb Squadron of the 93rd Bomb Group and was later transferred to the 330th Bomb Squadron (93BG) in March 1943. The first mission with the 330th BS was on 1st...

  • 41-23810 'Tarfu'

    B-24 Liberator
    Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, returned safely to Libya. ...

  • 41-24111 'Picadilly Filly'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned 329th BS, 93rd BG, 8th AF. ...

  • 41-24230 'Hare's To Ya' 'Jo-Jo'S Special Delivery'

    B-24 Liberator
    Failed to Return - A/C pilot Ralph J Mcbride Jr joined a 98th Grp formation on withdrawal from the target [Ploesti, 1/8/43]. A/C was intercepted by fighters of IV/27 JG West off Cefalonia, Greece and presumed downed over Ionian Sea by Lt. Hans Flor of...

  • 42-40765 'Valient Virgin'

    B-24 Liberator
    Flew the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti mission in the B formation, returned safely to Libya. ...

  • 42-40769 Iron Ass

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-40781 'Hells Angels'

    B-24 Liberator
    Hit by AA on the approach to target White IV, Ploesti, bomb bay area was set on fire. Large part of the left tail fin and rudder were shot away. The LWG and Engineer were severely wounded. The aircraft was seen banking to the right turning before the...

  • 42-40804 'The Lady Jane' / 'Bertha'

    B-24 Liberator
    Crashed near Ploestiori village north of Concordia-Vega refineries 1st Aug 43, 9 KIA, 1 POW . MACR 328.

  • 42-40983

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-41004

    B-24 Liberator

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Citations

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 May 2015 20:26:38 OReedergranddaughter Changes to mission associations
Sources

american air museum

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:11:37 rossingtonj Changes to type and mission associations
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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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