42-40610 Satan's Sister

Object Number - UPL 15005 - B-24 Liberator #42-40610 'Satan's Sister' 409th BS, 93rd BG, 8th AF during engine overhaul at Hardwick, England.

Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, returning safely to Libya.

Sustained flak damage 9 Oct 43 mission to attack u-boat production in Danzig. On return flight one engine seized and was feathered, A/C began to lose height, diverted to Sweden. Successful belly landing was made at Rinkaby airfield, Sweden, crew set A/C alight and were interned.

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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: 37424966
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 409th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-742125
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Observer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 409th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36182223
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 409th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33342132 / O-885918
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 409th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12006936
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator Gunner

Missions

  • Date: 1 August 1943
  • Official Description: 177 B-24’s, of IX Bomber Command (including Heavy Bombers on loan from Eighth AF) are dispatched to bomb oil refineries at Ploesti and nearby Campina. The operation (TIDALWAVE) is costly, 54 planes and 532 airmen being lost, but damage to the targets...

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

291 76 Rinkaby, Sweden 1943-10-09 Sustained flak damage 9 Oct 43 mission to attack U-boat production in Danzig in B-24 #4240610 'Satan's Sister'. On return flight one engine seized and was feathered, A/C began to lose height, diverted to Sweden. Successful belly landing was made at Rinkaby airfield, Sweden, crew set A/C alight and were interned.

Other

Survived Ploesti

Ploiești, Romania 1943-08-01 Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, returning safely to Libya.

Assigned

Benghazi, Libya 409th BS, 93rd BG, 8th AF. TDY 9th AF.

Other

Destroyed

291 76 Rinkaby, Sweden 1943-10-09 Successful belly landing was made at Rinkaby airfield, Sweden, crew set A/C alight and were interned.

Revisions

Date13 Apr 2015 10:53:46
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:52
ContributorAAM
Sources

MACR 830 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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