William Cowart

Military

Object Number - UPL 36982 - Wreck of the B-24D, Thar She Blows, 41-23658. 8 Mar 43. The plane was on loan. Crew : Pilot Maj. William Cowart - CoPilot Lt. John Kemp - ...

On March 8, 1943, the B-24D, named, Thar She Blows, 41-23658, crash landed at Gibraltar Farms in Kent, U.K. The plane was returning from a mission to Rouen, France, with battle damage. The pilot, Major William Cowart, Bombardier Thomas Dick, returned with all crew members injured. 8 Mar 43.

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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: VIII Bomber Command 1st Bomb Division 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers 97th Bomb Group
  • Service Numbers: O-17459
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant General
  • Role/Job: Commanding Officer; Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: VIII Bomber Command Headquarters (Eighth Air Force)
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Chief of Supply
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 329th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: Headquarters (Eighth Air Force)
  • Highest Rank: Brigadier General
  • Role/Job: Combat Intelligence Officer

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: - Thar She Blows
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 329th Bomb Squadron

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Cowart, Virginia

Revisions

Date9 Feb 2022 06:36:49
ContributorKickapoo
Sources

Best Web - B-24 - Thar She Blows - 41-23658

Date9 Feb 2022 06:31:01
ContributorKickapoo
Sources

Details added. - Kickapoo

Date2 Dec 2015 20:24:44
ContributorLee8thbuff
Sources

Lee Cunningham 2-Dec-2015. Made connections to Units, Place and Mission based on "The Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces", Stan Bishop & John A. Hey. MBE.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:27:29
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol I by Bishop and Hey p.90, Ted's Travelling Circus by Cal Stewart pp. 83-84

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