Page 16 of the 93rd Bomb Group unit history.
Many of the 8th Air Force Groups produced an unofficial unit history in the months after the war ended in Europe but before they were redeployed out of the ETO (European Theater of Operations).
Resembling a college yearbook, unit histories were an unofficial – and often tongue-in-cheek – record of the unit’s time based in the UK. They include photo montages showing different aspects of base life. Often the servicemen in the photos are unnamed. The American Air Museum hopes that by adding unit histories to the website as individual pages, the men in the photos will be identified and associated to their person entries. Many included lists of personnel and a mailing address, providing a means for servicemen to keep in contact with each other after the war. These lists are now incredibly useful records of where US airmen in England in 1945 called their home.
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...
Military | Captain | Pilot
Flew Ploesti raid on 1 Aug 43 as pilot B-24 #41-24298 'Queenie', diverting safely to Sicily.
15 January 1943 pilot of B-24 #41-23724 'Flying Cock' hit by flak, crash landed at Benghazi, Libya, with major damage due to flak.
Military | Captain | Pilot
Jacob Epting is listed as Jake Jr. in the US 1940 census and his Father as Jake. NARA’s WWII Enlistment records have him as Jacob. Jacob/Jake Jr graduated from Tupelo High School in 1938. After his enlistment in the Air Corps in early 1941, he trained...
Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
Shot down 16 April 1943 in B-24 #4124122 'Missouri Sue. ' Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. Killed in Action (KIA). ABMC; MACR 15703, Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol. 1 pp. 81-2 and 104. Ted's Traveling Circus picture p. 94, 78 -82 includes crew...
Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot
Shot down 16 April 1943 in B-24 41-23732 'Liberty Lass. ' Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. Prisoner of War (POW) in Stalag Luft 3 and moved to Nuremburg 49-11.
Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-24298) nicknamed "Queenie".
Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
Shot down 16 April 1943 in B-24 #4124122 'Missouri Sue. ' Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. Killed in Action (KIA). Earlier on 26 February 1943 B-24 41-23734 'Night Raider' crashed landed on return to Britain with 3 crew members wounded in action. The...
Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner / Tail Gunner
Shot down 16 April 1943 in B-24 41-23732 'Liberty Lass. ' Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. Killed in Action (KIA). Note: Losses and NARA spell last name with an 'e' while MACR uses an 'o'