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329th Bomb 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

  • 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'

  • 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. ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Thomas Atkinson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 October 1943 in B-24 #412411 'Piccadilly Filly. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • 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

  • Ernest Baron

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on 8/1/43 while TDY to 9thAF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Lady Jane' #4240804

  • Gerald Baughman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Flew 30 missions. Flew some missions in the Battle of the Bulge. Flew one mission to take supplies to Patton that was noted as a milk run but was his most perilous run ever and the crew never got combat credit for it. Capt. obemeyer made a cassette...

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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...

  • 41-23728 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...

  • 41-23810 '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. TDY 9th AF. Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, aborted and returned Libya. Later mission 9th Oct 43 sustained damage, diverted and landed in Sweden and set on fire by the crew who were interned. Note: MACR...

  • 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. Aircraft returned to England with the rest of the 93rd Bomb Group. A/C was lost on the November 13, 1943 mission to Bremen, Germany when she collided with another B-24 ...

  • 42-40769

    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

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Revisions

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