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Page 18 of the 93rd Bomb Group unit history.
Many of the 8th Air Force Groups produced an unofficial unit history in the months after the war ended in Europe but before they were redeployed out of the ETO (European Theater of Operations).

Resembling a college yearbook, unit histories were an unofficial – and often tongue-in-cheek – record of the unit’s time based in the UK. They include photo montages showing different aspects of base life. Often the servicemen in the photos are unnamed. The American Air Museum hopes that by adding unit histories to the website as individual pages, the men in the photos will be identified and associated to their person entries. Many included lists of personnel and a mailing address, providing a means for servicemen to keep in contact with each other after the war. These lists are now incredibly useful records of where US airmen in England in 1945 called their home.

Connections

Units

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    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...

People

  • Ewald Becker

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Becker was a BTG on Capt. Roper's crew in B -24 'Exterminator'. On the Ploesti raid he did not fly with his crew because of being ill. the est of the crew was lost on the Ploesti Raid. This Sergeant. Becker,491st BG, may be the same Becker as the one...

  • Charles Bennett

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Killed in action on 1 August 1943 during Operation Tidal wave onboard B-24 Liberator, 'Hell's Wench' (#42-40994). ...

  • George Eisel

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    The only survivor of a crash May 3, 1943. After completing their missions, the crew of 'Hot Stuff' B-24 41-23728 was tasked with flying General Frank Andrews, commanding general of the USAAF in the ETO to the US. The plane crashed in Iceland killing...

  • Henry Elder

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) 13 December 1942 While on temporary assignment to North Africa, on bombing run on port at Bizerte Roche moved in for an extra, more exact run on the target. 'Ambrose II' B-24D-10-CO 41-23909 suffered hit to gas line. Roche and...

  • Edgar Faith

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Killed in action on 1 August 1943 during Operation Tidal wave onboard B-24 Liberator, 'Hell's Wench' (#42-40994). ...

  • Earl Kent

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Earl Kent was Co-Pilot on B-24 41-24025 'Satan's Chariot' on the 31 March 1943 mission to Rotterdam. The plane was last seen heading for England and was lost in the North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA). Still listed as Missing In Action (MIA)

  • Louis Kirkpatrick

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Louis Kirkpatrick was Radio Operator on B-24 #41-24025 'Satan's Chariot' on the 31 March 1943 mission to Rotterdam. The plane was last seen heading for England and was lost in the North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA). Still listed as Missing In Action (MIA)

  • Vincent McMahon

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Vincent McMahon was Tail Gunner on B-24 41-24025 'Satan's Chariot' on the 31 March 1943 mission to Rotterdam. The plane was last seen heading for England and was lost in the North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA). Still listed as Missing In Action (MIA)

  • Alfred Pezzella

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Killed in action on 1 August 1943 during Operation Tidal wave onboard B-24 Liberator, 'Hell's Wench' (#42-40994). ...

  • George Reuter

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    KIA over Ploesti, Romania Aug 1 1943: I grew up knowing him as "Uncle Bud". He was known as "Bud" to his family. He had two sisters, and twin brothers. He was the second oldest child of my great grandparents. ...

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Aircraft

  • 41-23737 'Eager Beaver' 'Fearless Freddie'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 328BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF named 'Eager Beaver'. Transferred to 704BS, 446th BG, 8AF USAAF. Became 446th Group's first assembly ship and was re-named 'Fearless Freddie'. It cracked up in Oct 44.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 December 2016 10:10:45 general ira snapsorter Created entry with collection, caption and unit associations
Sources

An original copy of the 93rd Bomb Group unit history in IWM’s Roger Freeman Collection, printed in 1945.

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