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Harry L Ahlborn


On 4/16/43 mission to Brest, Plane #41-23847 Yardbird badly shot up. Most of crew bailed out, but plane was gotten under control and pilot landed it at St Eval an RAF base. Not injured in crash.

Earlier with the same pilot Leon Packer 2 December 1942 while transporting navigators to a school in Oxfordshire, main landing gear retracted upon landing. All crewmembers survived on B-24 #41-23674


Units served with

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb 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...

  • 329th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-23874 "Ball of Fire Junior"

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 328BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF.

  • 41-23674

    B-24 Liberator
    329BS / 93BG of Hardwick, Norfolk. Pilot: Packer, Leon C. Notes: landing accident. Location: RAF Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire, England England. Damage (0-5 increasing damage). ...


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Born East Jordan, Michigan


Date Contributor Update
23 May 2020 10:38:41 awgaster Changes to biography

National archives Washington DC

Date Contributor Update
23 May 2020 09:43:39 awgaster Changes to aircraft associations

National Archives Washington D C

Date Contributor Update
19 April 2020 20:35:05 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "#" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

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27 September 2014 18:12:24 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / friend, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. 1 by Bishop and Hey p. 51, Ted's Travelling Circus p. 94