41-23728 - Hot Stuff

The nose art of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-23728) nicknamed "Hot Stuff",of the 330th Bomb Squadron, 93rd Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '123728, 330BS, sal/co 3/5/43.'

Object Number - FRE 3784 - The nose art of the B-24D Liberator, 41-23728, named, Hot Stuff, in the 330th Bomb Squadron, the 93rd Bomb Group, and TDY to the 9th Air Force. ...

The B-24D Liberator, Hot Stuff, was the 1st heavy bomber in the 8th Air Force (93rd Bomb Group, and 330th Bomb Squadron) to complete 25 missions, even though the B-17, Memphis Belle, wears the label of the first 50th mission B-24. Hot Stuff, crashed into a mountain in bad weather on its way back to the United States to tour the country and help sell war bonds. All on board, except the tail gunner, were killed (KIA), including Lt. Gen. Frank M. Andrews, Commander of the European Theater of Operations, members of his staff and three chaplains were also on board. All were killed.

Joint Base Andrews, where Air Force One is hangared, was named after Lt. Gen. Andrews.

More information including the story of, Hot Stuff, and Gen. Andrews and film clips from the National Archives is available at the following website: www.stridsminjar.is/hotstuff

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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
  • Service Numbers: O-2144
  • Highest Rank: General
  • Role/Job: Commander of all US forces in the European Theatre of Operations
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Service Numbers: O-016038
  • Highest Rank: Brigadier General
  • Role/Job: Chief of Staff for American Forces in the European Theatre of Operations
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Service Numbers: O-316657
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Field Artillery
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 330th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14055427
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 330th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35277070
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner

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Crashed

Failed to Return (FTR)

Fagradalsfjall, Iceland 1943-05-03 - 1943-12-16 Hot Stuff competed 31 missions and was the first heavy bomber in the 8th Air Force to complete 25 and 31 missions.

Revisions

Date5 Dec 2021 22:17:27
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Punctuation, wording changes. - Kickapoo

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Added detail. - Kickapoo

Date3 Sep 2021 18:09:30
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Wording changes. - Kickapoo

Date19 Aug 2021 08:10:01
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Best Web - B-24 - Hot Stuff

Date19 Dec 2020 10:20:58
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Warbird Digest - WWII B-24 Liberator Hot Stuff

Date19 Dec 2020 10:05:41
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Wikipedia - Hot Stuff B-24 bomber

Date19 Dec 2020 09:54:00
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Wikipedia - Hot Stuff - B-24 Bomber

Date25 Oct 2020 14:24:28
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Date31 May 2016 21:04:46
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James C. Lux

Date31 May 2016 02:55:34
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James C. Lux Collection

Date27 Aug 2015 03:09:12
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Date27 Aug 2015 02:37:07
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Date27 Aug 2015 02:34:49
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Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:01
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MACR 4709 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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