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41-23742

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 409th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Louie Angevine

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Flew on 1 Aug 43 raid on Ploesti this was his 42nd mission.

  • Jack Bazer

    Military | 93rd Bomb Group

  • Johnnie Brown

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Flew Ploesti raid on 1 Aug 43

  • Edward Fogleman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 93rd Bomb Group

  • Gumecindo Frausto

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-23742. ...

  • R Garrard

    Military | 93rd Bomb Group

  • John Hayes

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-23742.

  • William Keefer

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group

  • Byron Kuhn

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-23742.

  • Kenton McFarland

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    32 missions--B-24s, low level Ploesti raid 8/1/43 in Liberty Lad, 41-23742. DSC/ DFC/ AM w/ 4 Oak Leaf Cluster

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Missions

  • Operation Tidal Wave

    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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 April 2015 11:47:32 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
Sources

AAM Database

Date Contributor Update
15 April 2015 11:19:45 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, unit associations, person associations, mission associations and media associations
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AAM Database

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