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B-24 Liberator 42-40102 'Old Baldy' lost near the target, Ploesti, AA hit point blank at 30 feet or less from a Rumanian 80 mm. Pilot 1st Lt John J Dore. 10 KIA. MACR 223.

Rear L-R: Frank Norris, Joe Finneran, Worthington Franks, Will D Buchanan, John J Dore.
Front L-R: Max Lower, Joe Iosco, Stan Packer, Wes Jones

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Units

  • 9th Air Force
  • 98th Bomb Group

    98th Bomb Group

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

  • 345th Bomb Squadron

    345th 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

  • William Buchanan

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-pilot
    Assigned to 345BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF. John Dore crew. Missed the Ploesti oil refinery due to dysentery. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Dore

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 345BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF. Pilot on B-24 42-40102 'Old Baldy' Lost near the target, Ploesti, AA hit point blank at 30 feet or less from a Rumanian 80 mm. Pilot 1st Lt John J Dore. 10 KIA. MACR 223. Awards: SS, DFC, AM (5OLC), PH.

  • Joseph Finneran

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Assigned to 345BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF. Bombardier on B-24 42-40102 'Old Baldy' Lost near the target, Ploesti, AA hit point blank at 30 feet or less from a Romanian 80 mm. Pilot 1st Lt John J Dore. 10 KIA. MACR 223. ...

  • Worthington Franks

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Assigned to 345BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF. Navigator on B-24 42-40102 'Old Baldy' Lost near the target, Ploesti, AA hit point blank at 30 feet or less from a Rumanian 80 mm. Pilot 1st Lt John J Dore. 10 KIA. MACR 223. Awards: DFC (OLC), AM (5OLC), PH.

  • Joseph Iosco

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner
    Assigned to 345BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF. Crew member of B-24 42-40102 Lost near the target, Ploesti, AA hit point blank at 30 feet or less from a Rumanian 80 mm. Pilot 1st Lt John J Dore. 10 KIA. MACR 223 Awards: DFC (OLC), AM (4OLC), PH.

  • Wesley Jones

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Assigned to 345BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF. John Dore crew. Tail gunner on B-24 42-40102 'Old Baldy' Lost near the target, Ploesti, AA hit point blank at 30 feet or less from a Rumanian 80 mm. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 223. Awards: DFC (OLC), AM, PH.

  • Max Lower

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Assigned to 345BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF. Radio Operator on B-24 42-40102 'Old Baldy' Lost near the target, Ploesti, AA hit point blank at 30 feet or less from a Rumanian 80 mm. Pilot 1st Lt John J Dore. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 223. ...

  • Frank Norris

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Filght Engineer
    Assigned to 345BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF. John Dore crew. Flight Engineer on B-24 42-40102 'Old Baldy' Lost near the target, Ploesti, AA hit point blank at 30 feet or less from a Rumanian 80 mm. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 223. Awards: DFC (OLC), AM, PH.

  • Stanley Packer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 345BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF. John Dore crew. Gunner on B-24 42-40102 'Old Baldy' Lost near the target, Ploesti, AA hit point blank at 30 feet or less from a Rumanian 80 mm. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 223. Awards: DFC (OLC), AM (5OLC), PH.

Aircraft

  • 42-40102 'Old Baldy'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 345BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) with John Dore crew Ploesti; Lost near the target, AA hit point blank at 30 feet or less from a Romanian 80 mm. 10 x Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 223.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 June 2020 16:43:12 Al_Skiff Changes to caption, unit associations and person associations
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Date Contributor Update
27 March 2015 11:25:11 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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