liberator bomber

93rd Bomb Group formation flight. Near aircraft is Consolidated B-24D-25-CO (S/N 41-24226) “Joisey Bounce” and second aircraft is (S/N 41-24147) “The Duchess.”

“Joisey Bounce”/“Utah Man”

B-24D-25-CO Liberator
s/n 41-24226, 330th BS, 93rd BG, 8th Air Force
Lost November 13,1943 on mission to Bremen, Germany when it was involved in a mid-air collision with 42-40765 over Husum, Germany. Was named “Utah Man” at time of loss.

2nd Lt. Loren J. Koon - Pilot
South Carolina
KIA

2nd Lt. Robert Timmer - Co-Pilot
Michigan
KIA

Sgt. Benjamin Caplan - Navigator
California
KIA

1st Lt. Ralph W. Cummings - Bombardier
Montana
KIA

Sgt. Robert L. Cox - Engineer/Top Turret Gunner
POW

T/Sgt. Paul E. Johnston - Radio Operator
Kentucky
POW

S/Sgt. William E. Major - Right Waist Gunner
Indiana
KIA

S/Sgt. John E. Connolly - Left Waist Gunner
Michigan
KIA

S/Sgt. Joseph R. Doyle - Tail Gunner
Pennsylvania
KIA

S/Sgt. Richard E. Bartlett - Tunnel Gunner
Montana
KIA

“The Duchess”/“Evelyn” (A)
s/n 41-24147, 330th BS, 93rd BG, 8th Air Force
Lost on mission over Germany on Feb. 25,1944 mission to Furth Germany. Mechanical troubles caused them to fall back out of the formation where they were jumped by fighters.

1st Lt. David W. Thompson - Pilot
POW

Capt. Miles R. League - Co-Pilot/Deputy Formation Commander
South Carolina
POW

1st Lt. James A. Ivain - Navigator
Connecticut
POW

1st Lt. Robert L. Warner - Bombardier
POW

2nd Lt. Waldron L. Snyder, Jr. - Co-Pilot/Observer/Photographer
Massachusetts
KIA

T/Sgt. Henry A. Clauser - Engineer/Top Turret Gunner
Pennsylvania
POW

T/Sgt. Evert A. Ollie - Radio Operator
Pennsylvania
POW

S/Sgt. John D. Glucs - Right Waist Gunner
POW

S/Sgt. Thomas F. McDermott - Left Waist Gunner
Rhode Island
KIA

S/Sgt. Royce O. Magee - Tail Gunner
Tennessee
POW

“Bomberang” ©
B-24D-1-CO Liberator
s/n 41-23722
328th BS, 93rd BG, 8th AF
She was the first 8th Air Force B-24 to complete 50 missions. After her 53rd mission she was flown back to the U.S. for a War Bond tour.

“Thundermug” (F)
B-24D-40-CO Liberator
s/n 42-40246
328th BS, 93rd BG, 8th AF
Was salvaged on Oct. 10,1943.


(Source)

Starboard-side engine of a B24 ‘Liberator’ bomber … by JeffMcBride Starboard-side engine of a B24 'Liberator’ bomber that went down in the Togean Islands of Sulawesi, Indonesia in May of 1945. This wreck, in really good shape, sits at roughly 22-25 meters below the surface.