42-50597 Beaver's Baby

The wreck of a B-24 Liberator of the 93rd Bomb Group that crashed on take off near Aldeburgh, 19 December 1944. Image via Glenn Tessmer, 93rd Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: '19/12/44 Aldeburgh, Norfolk, crash on t/o.' Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Crash site. Taken about 1 hour after crash. Mission was then scrubbed. Just off end of south runway. Lead aircraft 93BG at Hardwick, Eng. Probably Dec 15-23, 1944. Note weather! The exact date of the crash can be verified in 2nd A.D/ news letters. I can

Object Number - FRE 5804 - The wreck of a B-24 Liberator of the 93rd Bomb Group that crashed on take off near Aldeburgh, 19 December 1944. Image via Glenn Tessmer, 93rd Bomb...

Crashed in fog on takeoff from Hardwick airfield.

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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: O-717380
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 409th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-691639
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 409th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 93rd Bomb Group 409th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant

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Missions

  • Date: 19 December 1944

Events

Event Location Date Description

Crashed

near Aldeburgh, Suffolk, United Kingdom 1944-12-19 Crashed on takeoff. MACR 15463

Revisions

Date26 Dec 2015 14:27:42
ContributorED-BB
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Added nickname & other details
Linked Media FRE 5804

Date26 Dec 2015 14:15:59
ContributorED-BB
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Link to FRE 5804

Date1 Jul 2015 11:58:26
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Added MACR 15463 reference from http://www.fold3.com/image/29434953/

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