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Page 19 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

  • Alfred Asch

    Military | Colonel | Pilot
    Flew in WW II, Korea. Served from Sept 1941 to April 1968. 18-November-1942, while serving as Pilot on B-24D 41-23745 "Katy Bug' sustained a collision with a tree when engine failure resulted in a crash landing at Little Stukeley, 4 crew members killed...

  • Cleiborn Booker

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Shot down 16 April 1943 in B-24 41-23983. Some crew members had baled out when the plane exploded blowing some crew clear. Prisoner of War (POW) in Stalag 17B. POW

  • Arthur Crandall

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Shot down 16 April 1943 in B-24 41-23983. Some crew members had baled out when the plane exploded blowing some crew clear. Prisoner of War (POW) in Stalag 17B. POW

  • Edward Eichmann

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Flew on John Tate's crew in 1943 Air Medal w 3/Oak Leaf Cluster;DFC

  • Charles Kimtantas

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    8/1/43 on TDY to 9th AF, was interned in Turkey on Ploesti raid in B24 42-40754 'Little Lady'

  • Ben Kuroki

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Crew member B-24 41-24105, flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid, returning safely to Libya. Second generation Japanese. Finished war as one of most highly decorated sergeants in WW II. Believed to be only enlisted man to fight in three theaters (Western...

  • Harold Secor

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Shot down 16 April 1943 in B-24 41-23983. Some crew members had baled out when the plane exploded blowing some crew clear. Prisoner of War (POW) in Stalag 17B. NOTE: MACR spells name 'Socor', NARA as 'Secor'with no listings for Socor POW

  • Joseph Tate

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Co-Pilot
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-24 #42-41002. Killed in Action (KIA). Tate was acting command pilot. SS/ DFC w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ AM w/ 4 Oak Leaf Cluster, French CG/WP

  • Wilbur Wockenfuss

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Shot down 26 February 1943 in B-24D 41-23804 'Sad Sack', 44BG/66BS while serving as Co-Pilot on a mission to bomb the port facilities as Wilhelmshaven, Germany. The aircraft was attacked by fighters near the Initial Point (IP) which caused the loss of...

Aircraft

  • 41-23738 Wham Bam

    B-24 Liberator
    ex 44th BG under 2BD Operations Order dated 29 Jan 44, originally 93rd BG. ...

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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