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93rd Bomb Group formation flight. Near aircraft is Consolidated B-24D-25-CO - # 41-24226 - "Joisey Bounce," of the 330th Bomb Squadron, second aircraft is (S/N 41-24147) "The Duchess" also of the 330th. Next higher is Bomerang - # 41-23722) from the 328th. Last of all at the very top is # 42-40246 (F) "Thunder mug" also of the 328th.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

  • 328th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-24147 'The Duchess' - 'Evelyn'

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, 'The Duchess', was in the 8th Air force, the 93rd Bomb Group, and the 330th Bombing Squadron in Britain. - Transferred temporarily to the 9th Air Force in North Africa and flew on Operation Tidal Wave to bomb the oil refineries at Ploesti,...

  • 41-24226 'Joisey Bounce' - 'Utah Man'

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, SN #41-24226, 'Joisey Bounce' was assigned to Pilot Col. Walter T. Stewart of the 330 Bomb Squadron, 93rd Bomb Group, 8th Air Force, for the famous mission to bomb the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania, Aug 1,1943. Col. Stewart changed his...

  • 41-23722 'Bomerang'

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D Liberator bomber, serial number, #41-23722, named, 'Bomerang' (coded D-GO-C) was assigned to the 8th Air Force, the 93rd Bomb Group, and the 328th Bomb Squadron. 'Bomerang' was flown by, Col. Luther Smith Bird, who flew on and survived the...

  • 42-40246 'Thunder Mug'

    B-24 Liberator
    Flew in 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid returning safely to Libya. Landing accident Nr Bedford due to mechanical / material failure 30th Oct 43, pilot Lt Frank Kilcheski, two crew KIFA. Salvaged on Oct 10, 1943.


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