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Original risqué nose art of B-24 Liberator #4111761 'The Squaw' 'Sleepy' 343rd BS, 98th BG, 9th AF. Survivor of 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid. Returned to the USA for war bonds tour. The Squaw art work was later toned down for the war bond tour.



  • 9th Air Force
  • 343rd Bomb Squadron

    343rd Bomb 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...


  • 41-11761 'The Squaw'

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 Liberator #4111761 'The Squaw' flew on the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid, recovering to Cyprus, piloted by Royden L Lebrecht. On completion of its tour, returned to Fort Worth, TX, USA for a war bond tour.


Date Contributor Update
31 March 2015 14:38:16 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and mission associations