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328th Bomb Squadron

Squadron

US Air Force Combat Units of World War II Description

Constituted 328th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Redesignated: 328th Bombardment Squadron (Very Heavy) on 23 May 1945; 328th Bombardment Squadron (Medium) on 28 May 1948; 328th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 1 Feb 1955.

Structure

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  • 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...

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Missions

  • 548

    13 August 1944
    We led the entire Division in a tactical mission. The target: Roads to Paris. Colonel McKnight flew Pilot; Lt Houser was Co-Pilot. Results of bombing A1.

Stations

Station Location Date
Based Alconbury 7 September 1942
Based Hardwick 6 December 1942 – 15 June 1945
Based Tafaraoui 7 December 1942 – 15 December 1942
Based RAF Gambut 16 December 1942 – 25 February 1943
Based Oudna 18 September 1943 – 3 October 1943

Connections

People

  • Andrew Adams

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer | 93rd Bomb Group
    93rd Bomb Group 328th Bomber Squadron Bk's -20 329th Bomber Squadron Bk's-18 Hardwick, United Kingdom (England) Crew44USAAF Tour of Duty: May 28, 1944 April 28, 1945 Aircraft was cited to be a pathfinder ship during Summer 1944

  • Harry Alger

    Military | Master Sergeant | Ground crew | 93rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 328BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME. Post war: Served in Korean and Vietnam conflicts.

  • Edgar Allen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Completed 30 missions

  • George Allen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | B-24 Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    SSgt. George Allen was killed in action on 1 August, 1943, during Operation Tidal Wave onboard the B-24D Liberator, Hell's Wench, 42-40994. ...

  • Virgil Anderhalt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 20 December 1943 in B-24 42-40133. Killed in Action (KIA). DFC/ AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

  • Karl Anderson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Crashd on take off due to mechanical problems on an operational mission on 3 Mar 1944 in B-24J #42-99939 'Big Fat Butterfly'. RTD.

  • William Anderson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Flew on 1 Aug '43 raid on Ploesti. On 9 Mar 1944 B-24J 42-100320 crashed S of Attleborough, Norfolk on the return from a mission to Hanover/Brunswick, GR. RTD.

  • Lowell Arnold

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 24 June 1944 Crashed at Treon i B-24 'Victory Belle' #42-100294. DFC, AM w/3 Oak Leaf Cluster, PH

  • Morton Ashton

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed at Treon on 6/24/44 in B-24 'Victory Belle' #42100294 Prisoner of War (POW) POW

  • William Austin

    Military | Sergeant | B-24 Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    SSgt William Austin served as a waist gunner on the B-24D, 41-24745, Katy Bug. His aircraft sustained the failure of two engines and crashed into a tree while the pilot was attempting an emergency landing at Little Stukeley. Four crew members were...

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Aircraft

  • 41-23672 'Double Trouble'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 328th BS, 93rd BG, 8th AF. Failed to Return (FTR) Over Water (OW). Lost to flak and fighters on 19-Jan-43. Crashed into the sea 150 miles S.E. of Malta. MACR 15484.

  • 41-23711 Jerks Natural

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D Liberator, 41-23771, named, Jerks Natural, was in the 8th Air Force, the the 93rd Bomb Group, and the 328th Bomb Squadron, based in Britain. It was detached (TDY) to the 9th Air Force in North Africa to assist the 9th Air Force on Operation...

  • 41-23729 Shoot Luke

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, 41-23729, named, Shoot Luke, was assigned to the 328th Bomb Squadron, the 93rd Bomb Group, and the 8th Air Force, temporarily deployed (TDY) to the 9th Air Force, Benghazi, Libya. Lt. George G. Black flew Shoot Luke on the Ploesti oil...

  • 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

  • 41-29133 Shirley Raye

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-100294 Victory Belle

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-110081 Able Mabel

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-40128 Ball Of Fire the III - War Baby

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, 42-40128, War Baby - Ball Of Fire the III, was a veteran of the Ploesti mission, returning to Libya. 1 Aug 43. The airplane was lost after receiving damage from attacking ME-109s after the Hjeller-Oslo, Norway, mission. 18 Nov 43. Aircraft...

  • 42-40133

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-40612 42-40612 - Euroclydon The Storm

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, Euroclydon The Storm, 42-40612, flew on Operation Tidal Wave, over the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania, flown by Command Pilot Lt. Enoch M. Porter and Copilot Lt. Joe Boswell. Just after dropping it's bombs, Euroclydon The Storm, took two...

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Citations

Distinguished Unit Citations: North Africa, 17 Dec 1942-20 Feb 1943; Ploesti, Rumania, 1 Aug 1943.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 February 2022 09:24:46 Emily Changes to insignia, us air force combat units of world war ii description, citations, aircraft types and stations
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Combat Squadrons of the Air Force

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:11:50 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Type added.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:48 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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