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Alfred I Windle

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Alfred Windle was Engineer/Top Turret 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). His body was washed ashore on 23 July 1943 on the coast of Kent, United Kingdom and brought back to the United States for proper burial.

Service

People

  • Wilber Elliott

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Wilber Elliott was Left Waist 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)

  • Earl Kent

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    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 | 93rd Bomb Group
    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 | 93rd Bomb Group
    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)

  • Lester Rambo

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Lester Rambo was Ball Turret 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)

  • Richard Schoenberger

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Richard Schoenberger was the Navigator 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 ...

  • James Thomas

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    James Thomas was Right Waist 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)

  • Carlus Turner

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 93rd Bomb Group
    Carlus Turner enlisted in the Air Corps a few days after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was sent to various bases and was stationed at the Midland Army Flying School - Class 42-7 in June 1942, training as a Bombardier. He was credited for the sinking...

  • Bill Williams

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Bill Williams was Pilot of 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)

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Units served with

  • 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...

  • 409th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24025 Satan's Chariot

    B-24 Liberator
    "Satan's Chariot" # 41-24025 was assigned to the 93rd Bomb Group / 409th Bomb Squadron. Despatched on 31 March 1943 to bomb the Rotterdam shipyards in the Netherlands, all the 93rd BG's aircraft didn't reach the target because of heavy cloud cover and...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 48

    31 March 1943
    The shipyards ar Rotterdam, Holland are the primary target. 78 B-17s are despatched: 91BG (20); 303BG (20); 305BG (19) and 306BG (19). The weather prevents bombing by 91BG and 306BG reducing the total effective on the target to 33 of the 78 despatched....

Associated Place

  • Hardwick

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF bomber airfield, Hardwick was used first by the 310th Bomb Group, equipped with B-25 Mitchells. B-24 Liberators of the 93rd Bomb Group moved in briefly in March 1943, then returned in June 1943 remaining until the end of the war and...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Missouri, United States 28 May 1920

the son of Glenn and Jewel Windle

Lived in Galena Township, Jasper County, Missouri, United States 1940
Enlisted Jefferson Barracks, St Louis, Missouri, United States 16 August 1941
Missing In Action (MIA) 31 March 1943

On board B-24 # 41-24025 when it was lost in the North Sea

on the coast of Kent, United Kingdom on the coast of Kent, United Kingdom 23 July 1943

Alfred Windles' body washed ashore

Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Webb City, Missouri, United States

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 February 2016 15:01:08 ED-BB Changes to service number, role, biography, events, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

NARA WWII Enlistment records
US 1940 Census

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:21 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roll of Honor, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. 1 by Bishop and Hey, p. 94, Ted's Travelling Circus by Carroll (Cal) Stewart, p. 89

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