41-23742, No 31

41-23742 was a 8 AF, 93 Bomb Group plane.  She was severely damaged during Operation Tidalwave, but managed to return to her base.  She was apparently left in North Africa when the 93rd returned to England.

Her nose art name was LIberty Lad.

Beginning in April, 1944, the sortie report for the 512th group number 31 states that this plane was 41-23742.  This serial number is continually reported through May 31, 1944.  On this day, the Marden Turner crew was involved in a crash landing of the plane.

Ray Steven was the co-pilot that day.  Click here to read his account of the incident.

It should be noted that the accident report for this incident states that the Turner crew was flying 41-28926 this day.

We have no additional document/s to validate which plane the Turner crew was in fact flying.


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My Trip to San Pancrazio

October 2019


NOTE change in month !!!

DATES: Oct 26-29, 2023

CITY:Tucson, AZ

HOTEL: Double Tree Suites Airport hotel

7051 South Tucson Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85756


Click here to read about the reunion details.

previous reunions

For Sale

The Other Doolittle Raid

The Broken Wings of Zlatibor

The Liberandos

Three Crawford Brothers

Liberando: Reflections of a Reluctant Warrior

376th Bomb Group Mission History

The Last Liberator

Full Circle

Shadows of Wings

Ten Men, A "Flying Boxcar," and A War

I Survived Ploesti

A Measure of Life

Shot Down In Yugoslavia

Stories of My Life


Born in Battle

Bombardier's Diary

Lost Airmen

Langdon Liberando