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Llewellyn L Brown Jr

Military

Flew Ploesti raid on 1 Aug 43 as pilot B-24 #41-24298 'Queenie', diverting safely to Sicily.

15 January 1943 pilot of B-24 #41-23724 'Flying Cock' hit by flak, crash landed at Benghazi, Libya, with major damage due to flak.

Service

People

  • Charles Huffman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-24298) nicknamed "Queenie". Later went with Deputy Chief of Staff/Intelligence Hq USAF (Europe)

  • John Hunt

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-24298) nicknamed "Queenie".

  • Harry Kelleher

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-24298) nicknamed "Queenie".

  • Stanley Mann

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-24298) nicknamed "Queenie".

  • Homer Moran

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    While assigned temporarily to fly out of North Africa, on February 25, 1943, B24 41-23740 'Red Ass' was forced to land in Spanish Morocco. The crew was interned. Chapter 10 of Ted's Travelling Circus chronicles their adventures in this incident. He was...

  • Ples Norwood

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer / Top Turret Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Ples Norwood was assigned to the 93rd Bomb Group / 409th Bomb Squadron. He was on B-24 "Red Ass" #41-23740 when it had to crash-land in Spanish Morocco on 25 February 1943, with Pilot Lt Jacob (Jake) Epting and 14 other passengers including Norwood....

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Units served with

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

  • 407th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24298 'Queenie'

    B-24 Liberator
    TDY to 9th AF. Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, diverting safely to Sicily. Later shot down by Me 109 fighters on 13th Nov 43 mission to Bremen, Germany Port Area. Plane crashed into North Sea, off west coast Isle of Amrum near Norddorf,...

  • 41-23724 'Flying Cock' 'Doodlebug'

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24D Liberator #41-23724 "Doodlebug" from the 512th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF. Originally assigned to 409th BS, 93rd BG, 8th AF she was badly damaged in a crash landing due to battle damage on Jan 15, 43. They repaired her and transferred her to the 512th...

Missions

  • Operation Tidal Wave

    1 August 1943
    Operation TIDAL WAVE. B24D Liberators attack the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania. The bombers flew low to avoid radar detection and dropped time delayed bombs. Out of the 177 B-24s that took part in the raid 167 managed to attack their targets. 57 B...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Spartanburg, SC, USA 28 March 1920

Mar. 28, 1920

Survived Ploesti Ploiești, Romania 1 August 1943

Flew Ploesti raid on 1 Aug 43 as pilot B-24 #41-24298 'Queenie', diverting safely to Sicily.

Died Malvern, AR 72104, USA 28 October 2012

Oct. 28, 2012

Lived in Malvern, AR 72104, USA
Assigned Benghazi, Libya

409th BS, 93rd BG, 8th AF. TDY 9th AF.

Buried Oak Ridge Cemetery, Malvern, AR 72104, USA

Oak Ridge Cemetery
Malvern, Hot Spring County
Arkansas, USA.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 August 2019 07:51:21 Emily Changes to biography, person associations and unit associations
Sources

Associated crewmembers who flew with Brown on Ploesti raid, listed in Ploesti Sortie Reports, 93rd Bomb Group

Date Contributor Update
14 April 2015 15:39:22 Al_Skiff Changes to suffix, nickname, biography, events, unit associations and mission associations
Sources

AAM Database / http://www.findagrave.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:56 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ploesti' by Dugan & Stewart, Ted's Travelling Circus by Carroll Stewart, p. 51 includes picture with the crew, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces Vol. 1 by Bishop and Hey, p. 64

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