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Charles A Salyer


The crews temporarily transferred to the 98th Bomb Group at Lete were those of Lt. Smith, Lt. Ellis, Lt. Opsata, Lt. Salyer and Lt. Fravega. The 98th Bomb Group had more airplanes than available crews while the 389th Bomb Group had extra crews.


Units served with

  • 14th Combat Bomb Wing
  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb 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...

  • 98th Bomb Group

    98th Bomb Group

    The 98th trained for bombardment missions with B-24 Liberators during the first half of 1942. ...

  • Headquarters (14th Combat Bomb Wing)



  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
06 April 2020 09:02:48 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and unit associations

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22 October 2018 20:57:39 mcsalyer Changes to role

Verified by his son .

Date Contributor Update
22 October 2018 20:56:08 mcsalyer Changes to unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

Verify by his son Matthew

Date Contributor Update
22 October 2018 18:42:14 mcsalyer Changes to highest rank and role

Confirmed by Son

Date Contributor Update
22 October 2018 17:57:04 mcsalyer Changes to nickname

Son of Charlie

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:26 AAM AAM ingest

14th Combat Bombardment Wing (H) by William B. Taylor / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia