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The 93rd Bomb Group in formation. Nearest aircraft is the Consolidated B-24D-25-CO, 41-24226, Joisey Bounce, in the 330th Bomb Squadron. The second nearest aircraft is, 41-24147, The Duchess, also in the 330th Bomb Squadron. Next higher is, 41-23722, Bomerang, from the 328th Bomb Squadron. Last of all, at the very top is, 42-40246, Thunder Mug, with it's RCL : "F" , was also part of the 8th Air Force's 328th Bomb Squadron.

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Units

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1 Mar 42 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15 May 42. the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida, to continue advanced flight training and also to fly antisubmarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico. They...

  • 328th Bomb Squadron
  • 330th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 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. It was detached, transferred temporarily (TDY) to the 9th Air Force in North Africa and flew on Operation Tidal Wave to bomb the oil...

  • 41-24226 - Joisey Bounce - Utah Man

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, 41-24226, Joisey Bounce, was assigned to Pilot Lt. Walter Travis Stewart in the the 330th Bomb Squadron, the 93rd Bomb Group, and the 8th Air Force, for the large mission to bomb the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania. Col. Stewart changed...

  • 41-23722 Bomerang

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, 41-23722, Bomerang, based in Britain, flew on the 93rd Bomb Group's maiden mission on 9 October 1942. It sustained the worst battle damage of the ten Liberators damaged on the mission, with over 200 holes in the plane. Due to shortages of B...

  • 42-40246 - Thunder Mug

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, 42-40246, named, Thunder Mug, was flown by pilots, Lt. Russell Longnecker and Lt. Donald K. "Deacon" Jones, on the Ploesti oil refinery mission. Returned safely to Benghazi, Libya. 1 Aug 43. ...

Missions

  • Operation Tidal Wave

    1 August 1943
    Operation TIDAL WAVE. B-24D Liberators attack the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania. The bombers flew low to avoid radar detection and dropped time delayed bombs. Out of the 177 B-24s that took part in the raid 167 managed to attack their targets. 57...

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24 January 2022 09:03:16 Kickapoo Changes to caption, person associations and mission associations
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22 October 2021 19:49:51 Kickapoo Changes to caption and mission associations
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Punctuation. - Kickapoo

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04 October 2021 07:47:19 general ira snapsorter Changes to mission associations
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04 October 2021 06:09:42 Kickapoo Changes to caption, place associations and mission associations
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Best Web - B-24 - 41-24226 - Joisey Bounce

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Into The Fire - Duane Schultz

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The Great Ground-Air Battle Of 1 August 1943 - James Dugan - Carroll Stewart

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B-24 - Best Web

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11 April 2015 16:50:20 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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