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B-24 Liberator

B-24H Liberator (serial number 42-95199) of the 93rd Bomb Group.

For most of the time (May 1944 to January 1945), The LATRINE RUMOR was a G-H lead aircraft in 329th Bomb Squadron (RE-J). Transferred to 409th Bomb Squadron (YM-J), 11/12 January 1945.

Returned to Zone of Interior (RZI) 26 May 1945.



  • 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
  • 409th Bomb Squadron


  • Edward Appel

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Co-Pilot, Bomber Pilot, Fighter Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Edward Appel was one of the few Pilots who completed tours both in a Bomber Group (30 missions) and as a fighter pilot (17 missions) in the European Theater of Operations (ETO). His bomber was the B-24 Liberator the Latrine Rumor, B-24 (Number 42...


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26 June 2015 10:05:30 Lucy May Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, unit associations and person associations

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