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B-24 #4111886 'Lil Joe' 345 BS 98 BG 9 AF lost on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, 6 crew bailed, 2 survived descent, Lil Joe exploded and crashed in a field, pilot Lt Hussey and radioman pulled from wreck badly burnt and became POW's. 4 POW, 5 KIA. MACR 222.

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  • 41-11886 'Lil Joe'

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 #4111886 'Lil Joe' lost on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, A/C had large fuel leak in bomb bay prior to target, pressed on and bombed target with A/C bursting into flames from leaked fuel, pilot pulled aircraft into climb to enable bail out,...

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27 March 2015 10:54:21 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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