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42-51241

B-24 Liberator

B24J 42-51241 was apparently caught in propwash, and was thrown over on its back on the way back from mission 920. The crew did not have time to escape the aircraft before it started to break up, and it crashed close to St Lawrence's church, South Cove with all crew lost. There is a memorial in the churchyard, and a small hand-lettered remembrance in the church.

Service

Units

  • 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...

  • 409th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Leon Gray

    Military | Corporal | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed when B24J 42-51241 was apparently caught in propwash, and was thrown over on its back on the way back from mission 920. The crew did not have time to escape the aircraft before it started to break up, and it crashed close to St Lawrence Church,...

  • Haig Horasanian

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed when B24J 42-51241 was apparently caught in propwash, and was thrown over on its back on the way back from mission 920. The crew did not have time to escape the aircraft before it started to break up, and it crashed close to St Lawrence, with...

  • Edward Johnson

    Military | Corporal | Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed when B24J 42-51241 was apparently caught in propwash, and was thrown over on its back on the way back from mission 920. The crew did not have time to escape the aircraft before it started to break up, and it crashed close to St Lawrence, with...

  • Oliver Jones

    Military | Sergeant | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed when B24J 42-51241 was apparently caught in propwash, and was thrown over on its back on the way back from mission 920. The crew did not have time to escape the aircraft before it started to break up, and it crashed close to St Lawrence, with...

  • Jay Martin

    Military | Corporal | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed when B24J 42-51241 was apparently caught in propwash, and was thrown over on its back on the way back from mission 920. The crew did not have time to escape the aircraft before it started to break up, and it crashed close to St Lawrence, with...

  • Wade Pitt

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Wade died in a crash during take off in a B-24 on his third mission in March 1945. ...

  • Ray Stone

    Military | Sergeant | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed when B-24J #42-51241 was apparently caught in propwash, and was thrown over on its back on the way back from mission 920. The crew did not have time to escape the aircraft before it started to break up, and it crashed close to St Lawrence, with...

  • Marvin Tucker

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed when B24J 42-51241 was apparently caught in propwash, and was thrown over on its back on the way back from mission 920. The crew did not have time to escape the aircraft before it started to break up, and it crashed close to St Lawrence, with...

  • Farris Williams

    Military | Corporal | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed when B24J 42-51241 was apparently caught in propwash, and was thrown over on its back on the way back from mission 920. The crew did not have time to escape the aircraft before it started to break up, and it crashed close to St Lawrence, with...

Missions

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed 31 March 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 June 2020 10:36:04 Scallywag Changes to description
Sources

The memorial

Date Contributor Update
29 April 2015 16:16:00 usxpat Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, description, events, unit associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/ukcr3.htm
http://www.usaafdata.com/

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