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B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 330BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. Waist gunner S/Sgt Arthur L Crandall made the 8AF first kill when he downed a Fw190 on 9-Oct-42. War-Weary became group's assembly ship decorated with multicoloured stripes hence the Barber's influenced renaming.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 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...

  • 330th Bomb Squadron


  • Arthur Crandall

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 16 April 1943 in B-24 41-23983. Some crew members had baled out when the plane exploded blowing some crew clear. Prisoner of War (POW) in Stalag 17B. POW

  • Joseph Tate

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Co-Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-24 #42-41002. Killed in Action (KIA). Tate was acting command pilot. SS/ DFC w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ AM w/ 4 Oak Leaf Cluster, French CG/WP


  • Hardwick

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF bomber airfield, Hardwick was used first by the 310th Bomb Group, equipped with B-25 Mitchells. In December 1943, the B-24 Liberators of the 93rd Bomb Group moved in, and remained until the end of the war, flying over 330 missions....


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Date Contributor Update
12 September 2017 14:15:00 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations

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