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Francis S Beatty

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Crew member of B-24 Liberator #4111921 'Northern Star' 'Doc' 343 BS, 98 BG, 9 AF, flew on the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid. The aircraft successfully bombed the target and returned safely to Benghazi, Libya despite being intercepted by enemy fighters over Bulgaria.

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  • Glen Underwood

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 98th Bomb Group
    Pilot of B-24 Liberator 41-11921 'Northern Star' 'Doc' 343 BS, 98 BG, 9 AF, flew on the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid. The aircraft successfully bombed the target and returned safely to Benghazi, Libya despite being intercepted by enemy fighters over...

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  • 41-11921 'Northern Star' 'Doc'

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 Liberator #4111921 'Northern Star' 'Doc' 343 BS, 98 BG, 9 AF, flew on the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid. The aircraft successfully bombed the target and returned safely to Benghazi, Libya despite being intercepted by enemy fighters over Bulgaria.

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
Assigned Benghazi, Libya

343 BS, 98 BG, 9 AF.

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Date Contributor Update
29 March 2015 15:45:25 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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