December 1942-June 1943. Four U.S.A.A.F. B-24D Liberators of the 93rd Bomb Group, 8th Air Force. USAF
From Front to Back. "Joisey Bounce" later "Utah Man"
330th Bomb Squadron, 93rd Bomb group.
Serial No. 41-24226. Named "Utah Man" at this point, it was lost during a mission to Bremen,
when another bomber (Serial No. 42-40765) collided with it over Husum.
2nd Lt. Loren J. Koon of South Carolina - pilot KIA
2nd Lt. Robert Timmer of Michigan - co pilot KIA
Sgt. Benjamin Caplan of California - navigator KIA
1st Lt. Ralph W. Cummings of Montana - bombardier KIA
Sgt. Robert L. Cox - engineer/top turret POW
Sgt. Paul E. Johnston of Kentucky - radio operator POW
S/Sgt. William E. Major of Michigan -right gunner KIA
S/Sgt. John E. Connolly of Michigan -left gunner KIA
S/Sgt Joseph R. Doyle of Pennsylvania - tail gunner KIA
S/Sgt. Richard E. Bartlett of Montana - tunnel gunner "The Duchess" later "Evelyn A"
330th Bomb Squad, 93rd Bomb Group.
Serial No. (41-24147)
Lost on Feb 25 1944 during a mission to Furth, Germany.
Engine trouble caused the bomber to fall back of formation and
was attacked by Luftwaffe fighters.
1st Lt. David W. Thompson - pilot POW
Captain Miles R. League of South Carolina - co pilot POW
1st Lt. Robert L. Warner - bombardier POW
2nd Lt. Waldron L. Synder Jr. of Massachusetts- co pilot/photographer KIA
T/Sgt. Henry A. Clauser of Pennsylvania - Engineer/ top turret POW
T/Sgt. Evert A. Ollie of Pennsylvania - radio operator POW
S/Sgt. John D. Glucs - right gunner POW
S/Sgt. Thomas F. McDermott of Rhode Island - left gunner KIA
S/Sgt Royce O. Magee of Tennessee - tail gunner POW "Bomberang" (C)
Serial No. (41-23722)
328th Bomb Squadron, 93rd Bomb Group
First B-24 of the 8th Air Force to complete 50 missions and after her 53rd, she was flown back to the U.S. for a War Bond tour. "Thundermug" (F)
Serial No. (42-40246)
328th Bomb Squadron, 93rd Bomb Group.
Salvaged on October 10 1943.