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93rd Bomb Group Museum, Hardwick

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Detailed history

On the grounds of the Hardwick airfield, and closely associated with Airfield Farm, the museum has 3 original nissen huts with exhibits, and a brick building that has been rebuilt from an original on the site, which is used as a reception centre and "Mess Hall."

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People

  • Brent Caldwell

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group

  • Ralph Cummings

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 93rd Bomb Group
    Enlisted January 1942, trained at Roswell, NM. Assigned to 330BS,93BG,8thAF USAAF. Bombardier for Utah Man for Operation Tidal Wave. He dropped the first bombs on a Ploesti target. Failed to return (FTR) from Bremen, attacked en-route to target 13-Nov...

  • Raymond Darnell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 15 September 1943 as B-24 #42-40938 was shot down over France. PH

  • Karl Eisele

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier; Pathfinder Navigator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Initially on B-24 42-95024, the “Gypsy Queen” piloted by Leo Baumann. After its crash, reassigned to other planes. On the 20th mission in January 1945, plane was hit by flak and landed in Sweden. Interned in Sweden until 8 May 1945. B-24 42-51523, the...

  • Murray Fant

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group

  • Elwood Faulhaber

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 93rd Bomb Group

  • Robert Frost

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group

  • Haywood Glass

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator of B-24 | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action as a result of aircraft B-24 Serial 42-40938 being shot down over France, September 15, 1943.

  • Osbon Malone

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down near Tilburg on 9/18/44 in B-24 'Baggie Maggie' #42100416. Liberated from Stalag IX-B on April 2, 1945.

  • Walter Meyers

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Gunner B-24 | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action after aircraft was shot down over France, 1943.

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Aircraft

  • 41-28590

    B-24 Liberator
    29 March 1944, two B24s collided over Henham, a few miles from Halesworth airfield. 9 Crew of the 41-110033 died, and 7 of the 41-28590. During the rescue operations the bomb load of one of the Liberators exploded, killing 6 men from Halesworth

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 March 2015 21:03:03 usxpat Created entry with name, known as, latitude, longitude, history and media associations
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https://www.facebook.com/groups/343271736136/
http://www.americanairmuseum.com/place/add

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