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B-24 Liberator #42-40749 'Sack Time Sally' 565th BS, 389th BG, 8th AF and crew, flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, returning safely to Libya.
Crew:
Standing (L-R) Roy Braly - Pilot, Norbert Gebhard - Co-Pilot, Merlin Verberg - Bombardier, James McGahee - Navigator
Kneeling (L-R) Essman Matthews - Radio Operator, Virgil Hoffman - Engineer, Andrew S Toth - Waist Gunner, George Scott - Ball Turret
John Filenger - Tail Gunner, Edward Goodall - Waist Gunner

Connections

People

  • Roy Braly

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 42-40749. Shot down 26 November 1943 in B-24 42-40749 'Sack Time Sally. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

  • John Filenger

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 42-40749. Shot down 26 November 1943 in B-24 42-40749 'Sack Time Sally. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Norbert Gebhard

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot / Pilot
    Distinguished Unit Citation/ ETO Ribbon w/ 4 battle stars/ Asiatic Theater Medal/ DFC w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ Air Medal w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster. ...

  • Edward Goodall

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1-Aug-43, flying B-24 Liberator 42-40749. Shot down 26-Nov-43 in B-24 42-40749 'Sack Time Sally. ' Killed in Action (KIA). DFC, AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Virgil Hoffman

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1-Aug-43, flying B-24 Liberator 42-40749. Shot down 26-Nov-43 in B-24 42-40749 'Sack Time Sally. ' Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), PH.

  • Essman Matthews

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 42-40749. Shot down 26 November 1943 in B-24 42-40749 'Sack Time Sally. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • James McGahee

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 42-40749. Shot down 26 November 1943 in B-24 42-40749 'Sack Time Sally. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

  • George Scott

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 42-40749. Shot down 26 November 1943 in B-24 42-40749 'Sack Time Sally. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Andrew Toth

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Crew member B-24 Liberator 42-40749 'Sack Time Sally', flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, returning safely to Libya.

  • Merlin Verberg

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Bombardier of B-24 42-40749 'Sack Time Sally'. ...

Aircraft

  • 42-40749 'Sack Time Sally'

    B-24 Liberator
    Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Roy E Braly, returning safely to Libya. Shot down on mission to Bremmen, 26 Nov 43 in Opeinde, Holland, by Me 109 fighters - 6 KIA / 4 POW. MACR 3493. ...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 138

    26 November 1943
    The industrial areas of Bremen, Germany are the target for this massive mission (largest to date) of 505 B-17s which included 14 B-17 Pathfinders from 482BG spread among the B-17 formations - 13 of these completed the mission and 7 were damaged. ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 February 2021 11:51:19 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
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Date Contributor Update
21 April 2015 20:51:01 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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