Shot down over the Ionian Sea by Bf109G's from JG 27/IV while returning from the August 1,1943 low-level mission to Ploesti,Romania. All 10 crew members were KIA. MACR 178
2nd Lt. Ned McCarty - pilot KIA, 2nd Lt. Clyde E. Miller - copilot KIA
2nd Lt. Joseph F. Moore - navigator KIA, 1st Lt. Robert J. Price - bombardier KIA
T/Sgt. Claude C. Roberts - eng/top turret KIA, T/Sgt. Dewey O. Jackson - radio operator KIA
S/Sgt. Glenn D. Darr - gunner KIA, S/Sgt. Clayton E. Ballard - gunner KIA
S/Sgt. Stephen Wargo - gunner KIA, S/Sgt. Glenn L. Koontz - gunner KIA
The 98th trained for bombardment missions with B-24 Liberators during the first half of 1942. ...
1 August 1943
Operation TIDAL WAVE. B24D Liberators attack the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania. The bombers flew low to avoid radar detection and dropped time delayed bombs. Out of the 177 B-24s that took part in the raid 167 managed to attack their targets. 57 B...
Military site : airfield
|Failed To Return FTR||Ionian Sea||1 August 1943|
Shot down over the Ionian Sea by Bf109G's from JG 27/IV while returning from the August 1, 43 low-level mission to Ploesti, Romania. All 10 crew members were KIA. MACR 178
415th BS, 98th BG, 9th AF.
|21 November 2016 04:50:08||466thHistorian||Changes to nicknames and place associations|
|23 March 2015 23:49:44||Al_Skiff||Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, events, unit associations, mission associations and media associations|
USAAF Photo / MACR 178