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A B-24 Liberator #41-11620 'Edna Elizabeth' of the 343rd BS, 98th BG, 9th AF. Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid, aborting due to a large fuel leak and returning to Benghazi, Libya. Seemingly having suffered a nose wheel collapse.



  • 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...


  • 41-11620 Edna Elizabeth

    B-24 Liberator
    According to, 1st Lt Sam R. Oglesby Jr ferried "Edna Elizabeth" overseas. Oglesby was its pilot on 13 of the 23 it flew, including its last one, on 20 October 1942, to Tobruk, Lybia (see http:/...


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17 April 2015 22:35:20 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations