41-24025 Satan's Chariot

"Satan's Chariot" # 41-24025 was assigned to the 93rd Bomb Group / 409th Bomb Squadron. Despatched on 31 March 1943 to bomb the Rotterdam shipyards in the Netherlands, all the 93rd BG's aircraft didn't reach the target because of heavy cloud cover and were recalled. 41-24025 was last seen with one engine on fire heading for England. Aircraft crashed at sea. Pilot 1st Lt Bill F. Williams; Co-Pilot 1st Lt Earl C. Kent; Navigator 1st Lt Richard H. Schoenberger; Bombardier 1st Lt Carlus Turner; Engineer/Top Turret gunner T/Sgt Alfred I. Windle; Radio Operator T/Sgt Louis B. Kirkpatrick; Ball Turret gunner Sgt Lester C. Rambo; Right Waist gunner S/Sgt James N. Thomas; Left Waist gunner S/Sgt Wilber H. Elliott; Tail Gunner S/Sgt Vincent O. McMahon Jr. The body of Sgt Alfred I. Windle washed up on the coast of Kent, England on 23 July 1943. His 9 comrades are still listed as Missing In Action (MIA). No Missing Air Crew Report.

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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 409th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35259633
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 409th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16019012 and O-442942
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 409th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14057097
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 409th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 11044159
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 409th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16023523
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner

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Date11 Feb 2016 12:44:03
ContributorED-BB
Sources

41-24025's crew members had page on the site but not that aircraft they went down with on 31 March 1943...
USAAF MIA listing