41-23712 Ambros

29 October 1942, B-24D-1-CO 41-23712 'Ambros' crashed at Porlock Bay, Somerset.

Based at Holmsley South Airfield in the New Forest, aircraft took- off at 07.20 hours on 29 October 1942 with a crew of twelve on an operational U-Boat patrol mission over the Bay of Biscay.
The aircraft turned around at 11.30 hours but three hours later due to heavy rain and poor visibility, the aircraft clipped Bossington Hill and crashed in the marsh at Porlock, Somerset, killing all crew except Sergeant. H. B. Thorpe, who was wounded

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Units served with

The insignia of the 93rd Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 330th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 330th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13039158
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 330th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-727892
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 330th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Private First Class
  • Role/Job: Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 330th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13025825
  • Highest Rank: Private
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator

Revisions

Date2 Jan 2020 23:52:21
ContributorDavid J Barnes
Sources

DJB Air Force archive

Date8 Mar 2017 10:00:36
Sources

Entry added with details from ‘Losses of the US 8th & 9th Air Forces’, Bishop and Hey