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42-95153

B-24 Liberator

"Ship #42-94153/G seemed to have had a burst of flak in bomb-bay. When this happened ship made a spiral to right. After a few hundred I lost sight of this ship also as we were moving on and also the weather was hazy. From this ship I saw no cute [sic] open. Approximate altitude was 22,00 feet when this ship was hit."

Harold R. Bennett, 2nd Lt. Air Corps.

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...

  • 330th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Vern Brown

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    B-24 #42-95153 hit by flak, crashed at Pont Scorff 13 Jun 1944. Killed in Action (KIA) ...

  • Glenn Creasey

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    B-24 #42-95153 hit by flak, crashed at Pont Scorff 13 Jun 1944. Killed in Action (KIA)

  • John Hines

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    B-24 #42-95153 hit by flak, crashed at Pont Scorff 13 Jun 1944. Evaded (EVD)

  • John Hoffman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    B-24 #42-95153 hit by flak, crashed at Pont Scorff 13 Jun 1944. Killed in Action (KIA)

  • William Kraft

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 93rd Bomb Group
    B-24 #42-95153 hit by flak, crashed at Pont Scorff 13 Jun 1944. Killed in Action (KIA)

  • David Mahoney

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 93rd Bomb Group
    B-24 #42-95153 hit by flak, crashed at Pont Scorff 13 Jun 1944. Killed in Action (KIA) AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Daniel Matlock

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    B-24 #42-95153 hit by flak, crashed at Pont Scorff 13 Jun 1944. Prisoner of War (POW)

  • Matthew Pelczar

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    B-24 #42-95153 hit by flak, crashed at Pont Scorff 13 Jun 1944. Killed in Action (KIA) AM/ PH

  • Eldon Pickett

    Military | Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted | 93rd Bomb Group
    B-24 #42-95153 hit by flak, crashed at Pont Scorff 13 Jun 1944. Killed in Action (KIA) SS/ DFC/ AM w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster

Places

  • 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....

Events

Event Location Date
Mission Vannes 13 June 1944

Mission 401: Bombing bridges in Ploermel and Vannes.

Crashed Caudan, France 13 June 1944 – 13 June 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 January 2019 20:59:11 orthofox Changes to markings and events
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personal

Date Contributor Update
08 January 2019 18:25:47 orthofox Changes to nicknames
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personal

Date Contributor Update
08 January 2019 18:18:23 orthofox Changes to media associations
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personal archives

Date Contributor Update
08 January 2019 00:09:36 orthofox Changes to description
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personal archive

Date Contributor Update
08 January 2019 00:09:06 orthofox Changes to markings, description and events
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Personal archive

Date Contributor Update
07 January 2019 23:56:22 orthofox Changes to media associations
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archives

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 5912 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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