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B-24 Liberator

Ruth Please! was named for Ruth Bowling, wife of its Pilot Jesse C Bowling Sr

The Aircraft was shot down on 19 February 1945 on a mission over Vienna. Bowling managed to land the aircraft in Zadar, at the same time as George McGovern also crash landed there.

Service

Units

  • 98th Bomb Group

    98th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 98th trained for bombardment missions with B-24 Liberators during the first half of 1942. ...

  • 343rd Bomb Squadron

    343rd Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Established as a B-24 Liberator heavy bomb squadron and trained by Third Air Force. Deployed to Egypt in June 1942 over South Atlantic Transport Route transiting from Morrison Field, Florida though the Caribbean to Brazil; performed trans-Atlantic...

People

  • Jesse Bowling

    Military | Pilot | 98th Bomb Group
    Jesse C Bowling named his aircraft Ruth Please! after his wife Ruth. Bowling was shot down on 19 February 1945 on a mission over Vienna. Bowling managed to land the aircraft in Zadar.

  • Isaac Canetti

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 98th Bomb Group

  • Clifford Thomas

    Military | Navigator | 98th Bomb Group

Places

  • Lecce

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Zadar 19 February 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 November 2018 09:40:43 Emily Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, nicknames, description, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Information provided by Jim Thomas, son of Clifford Thomas who shared with me his correspondence with Jim and Sherry Bowling, children of Jesse Bowling about their father's aircraft and service.

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