Wreckage of the Consolidated B-24D-1-CO, Liberator, 41-23728, Hot Stuff, from the 330th BS, 93rd BG, 8th AF that was carrying Gen. Frank Andrews on an inspection tour of Iceland's bases. It crashed into a mountainside near Grindavik, Iceland after an aborted landing at an RAF base. This is the plane crash that 13 men died in, with only one man having survived, tail gunner S/Sgt. George A. Eisel. May 3,1945.
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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...
Military | Captain | B-24 Command Pilot
Capt. Robert Shannon and the the crew of the B-24D, 41-23728, Hot Stuff, was tasked with flying General Frank Andrews, commanding general of the USAAF in the ETO to the US. The plane crashed in Iceland, killing all but the tail gunner. Capt. Shannon...
The B-24D Liberator, Hot Stuff, was the 1st heavy bomber in the 8th Air Force (93rd Bomb Group, and 330th Bomb Squadron) to complete 25 missions, even though the B-17, Memphis Belle, wears the label of the first 50th mission B-24. Hot Stuff, crashed...