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330th Bomb Squadron

Squadron

US Air Force Combat Units of World War II Description

Constituted as 330 Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Redesignated as: 330 Bombardment Squadron, Heavy on 20 Aug 1943; 330 Bombardment Squadron, Very Heavy on 23 May 1945.

Commanding officers
  • Arthur Williamson

    Military | 93rd Bomb Group

  • Arthur Hurr

    Military | 93rd Bomb Group

  • Clarence Porter

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot, Commanding Officer | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 24 June 1944 Crashed at Treon in B-24 'Victory Belle' #42100294 DFC/ AM w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

  • George McCafferty

    Military | Major | Command Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW). Crashed near Burg on 9/11/44 in B-24 "Rat Poison" 42-50989.

  • Harley Sather

    Military | 93rd Bomb Group

  • Henry Segars

    Military | Major | Co-Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 18 September 1944 Ditched in Channel in B-24 Swt Chrt #4250829 DFC/ AM w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • James Beam

    Military | 93rd Bomb Group

  • Ramsay Potts

    Military | Major General | Command Pilot, Operations Officer, Commanding Officer, Observer | 389th Bomb Group
    Major Ramsay Potts Performed 41 combat missions in WWII, including deep penetrations from England to the Messerschmidt factory at Weiner Neustadt, Austria and German synthetic fuel plants. On 21 November 1942, he was engaged by 5 JU-88's over the Bay...

  • Robert Johnson

    Military | 93rd Bomb Group

Structure

Part of
  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    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...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Assigned 93rd Bomb Group 1 January 1942
Based Alconbury 7 September 1942 – 22 October 1942
Based Holmsley South 22 October 1942 – 28 November 1942
Based Hardwick 6 December 1942 – 15 June 1945
Based Tafaraoui 7 December 1942 – 15 December 1942
Based Oudna 18 September 1943 – 3 October 1943

Connections

People

  • George Abbott

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Crew Chief | 93rd Bomb Group
    Crew Chief on "Maulin' Mallard Sr" #42-109867. Good Conduct Medal, EAMES Ribbon, Dist Unit Badge

  • Norman Adams

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 93rd Bomb Group
    Norman C. Adams was the Navigator/Bombardier of the B-24D, 'Jersey Bounce'. He was shot down in the low level raid over Ploesti and spent 18 months in the Timsul de Jus prison camp north of Ploesti. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the...

  • Gerald Ahlquist

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Flew Ploesti raid on 1 Aug 43

  • William Alderson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 93rd Bomb Group

  • Iceal Alford

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 7 December 1942. Took off from Portreath for Oran, crashed into mountain on approach to Tafaroui, killing all crew members. Plane was B-24D-1-CO 41-23707 AM/ PH

  • Albert Alves

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Flew 35 missions EAME Medal w/3 bronze stars; Good Conduct Medal;DFC;Air Medal w 3/Oak Leaf Cluster; Overseas Bar

  • Fred Anderson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Flew on 1 Aug '43 raid on Ploesti. ...

  • James Anderson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 10 January 1943. 93rd was assigned to N. Africa to help defeat Rommel. B-24D-1-CO 41-23665 'Big Dealer' had mission to La Galite (a small Mediterranean island off Tunisia). Crashed near Bir el Khamsa, Egypt. Crash may have been...

  • Lloyd Anderson

    Military | Master Sergeant (1st Grade) | Crew Leader | 93rd Bomb Group

  • Ivan Andes

    Military | Corporal | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 20 June 1943

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Aircraft

  • 42-110033 Arizona Rambler

    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.

  • 41-23666 Hot Freight

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24D-1-CO 41-23666 [AG:s] was assigned to the 93BG/330BS at Hardwick, UK. on 18-Mar-43 the aircraft was despatched on a mission to bombe the port facilities at Vegesack, Germany. The aircraft sustained battle damage over the target and crashed near...

  • 41-23717 Exterminator

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24 Liberator "Exterminator" (serial number 41-23717, H) originally flew with the 329th Bomb Squadron of the 93rd Bomb Group and was later transferred to the 330th Bomb Squadron (93BG) in March 1943. The first mission with the 330th BS was on 1st...

  • 41-23728 'Hot Stuff'

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24 Liberator, 'Hot Stuff', was the 1st heavy bomber in the 8th Air Force to complete 25 missions even though the B-17 Memphis Belle wears the label. 'Hot Stuff' crashed into a mountain in bad weather on its way back to the United States to tour...

  • 41-24121 'Let Er Rip'

    B-24 Liberator
    Failed To Return - while withdrawing over the mountains of Macedonia collided in a cloud bank with B24 41-23717. Although the aircraft entered a dive the pilots managed to briefly recover before crashing in flames East of Brod. 4 gunners bailed out...

  • 41-24147 'The Duchess' - 'Evelyn'

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, 'The Duchess', was in the 8th Air force, the 93rd Bomb Group, and the 330th Bombing Squadron in Britain. - Transferred temporarily to the 9th Air Force in North Africa and flew on Operation Tidal Wave to bomb the oil refineries at Ploesti,...

  • 41-24226 JOISEY BOUNCE - UTAH MAN

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, SN #41-24226, JOISEY BOUNCE, was assigned to Pilot Col. Walter T. Stewart of the 330 Bomb Squadron, 93rd Bomb Group, 8th Air Force, for the famous mission to bomb the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania. Col. Stewart changed his assigned...

  • 42-100116

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-100323

    B-24 Liberator

  • 42-109832 De-Icer

    B-24 Liberator

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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
22 June 2021 09:09:59 Emily Changes to us air force combat units of world war ii description, citations, commanding officers associations and stations
Sources

Squadron Factsheet by Air Force Historical Research Agency

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:11:32 rossingtonj Changes to type
Sources

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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