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41-23732

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1 Mar 42 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15 May 42. the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida, to continue advanced flight training and also to fly antisubmarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico. They...

  • 409th Bomb Squadron

People

  • James Barnes

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 409BS, 452BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 16-Apr-43 in B-24 41-23732 'Liberty Lass. ' Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 15198 Awards: AM (2OLC), PH.

  • Kenneth Baughman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 409BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 16-Apr-43 in B-24 41-23732 'Liberty Lass. ' Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 15198 Awards: AM (3OLC), EAME, PH.

  • Donald Bonnom

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 409BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 16-Apr-43 in B-24 41-23732 'Liberty Lass. ' Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 15198 Awards: PH.

  • Robert Grant

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 93rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 409BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 16-Apr-43 in B-24 41-23732 'Liberty Lass. ' Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 15198 Awards: AM (2OLC), EAME, PH.

  • Frank Hodges

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 409BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 16-Apr-43 in B-24 41-23732 'Liberty Lass. ' Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. Prisoner of War (POW) in Stalag Luft 3 and moved to Nuremburg 49-11. MACR 15198 ...

  • Forrest Hughes

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 409BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 16-Apr-43 in B-24 41-23732 'Liberty Lass. ' Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. Prisoner of War (POW) in Stalag 17B and moved to work camp 48-15. Awards: AM (OLC), POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Paul Kirken

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner / Tail Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 409BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 16-Apr-43 in B-24 41-23732 'Liberty Lass. ' Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), PH. Note: Losses and NARA spell last name with an 'e' while MACR uses an 'o'

  • Paul Logan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 409BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 16-Apr-43 in B-24 41-23732 'Liberty Lass. ' Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: AM, PH.

  • Orval Mickelson

    Military | Colonel | Co-Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 409BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 16-Apr-43 in B-24 41-23732 'Liberty Lass'. Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. Prisoner of War (POW) placed in Stalag Luft 3, Sagan, Poland. Force-marched to other camps and ended up in Stalag 7A Moosburg,...

  • Walter Race

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 409BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 16-Apr-43 in B-24 41-23732 'Liberty Lass'. Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay, Killed in Action (KIA). ...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 51

    16 April 1943
    The German U-Boat threat to Allied ship convoys and the destruction of the harbour facilities supporting that capability are the number 1 priority of the Combined Bomber Offensive. Thus, the U-boat pens at Lorient, France and the harbour facilities at...

Places

  • Hardwick

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF bomber airfield, Hardwick was used first by the 310th Bomb Group, equipped with B-25 Mitchells. B-24 Liberators of the 93rd Bomb Group moved in briefly in March 1943, then returned in June 1943 remaining until the end of the war and...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Italy 16 April 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 February 2016 08:15:23 ED-BB Changes to person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

Associated crew names

Date Contributor Update
18 May 2015 18:09:58 JasonR Changes to nicknames, markings and unit associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com/libertylass1.htm

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 15198 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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