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Roy E Braly

Military

Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 42-40749.

B-24D, #42-40749, 'Sack Time Sally'. Shot down by fighters after mission to Bremen, Germany. Copilot Dean Dalton KIA. November 26, 1943.

Service

People

  • Dean Dalton

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Dean Dalton was assigned to the 8th Air force, the 389th Bomb Group (the Sky Scorpions), and the 525th Bomb Squadron, USAAF. ...

  • Norbert Gebhard

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot / Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    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 | 389th Bomb Group
    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 | 389th Bomb Group
    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.

  • Merlin Verberg

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 389th Bomb Group
    Bombardier of B-24 42-40749 'Sack Time Sally'. ...

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Units served with

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 565th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-40749 'Sack-Time Sally'

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, 'Sack-Time Sally', flew on the Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Lt. Roy E. Braly, returning safely to Libya. Aug 1, 1943. ...

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 Bel Mar, New Jersey, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 26 November 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 April 2021 05:41:27 Kickapoo Changes to biography
Sources

Best Web - B-24 - 'SACK-TIME SALLY'

Date Contributor Update
21 April 2021 05:37:33 Kickapoo Changes to biography
Sources

Best web - B-24 - 'SACK-TIME SALLY'

Date Contributor Update
01 November 2019 13:10:25 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography, events and mission associations
Sources

Ploesti Sortie Reports, 389th Bomb Group

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:34 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3493 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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