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Charles A Salyer

Military

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.

Service

Units served with

  • 14th Combat Bomb Wing
  • 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...

  • 98th Bomb Group

    98th Bomb Group

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

  • Headquarters (14th Combat Bomb Wing)

Aircraft

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...

Revisions

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

http://www.lipper.cc/8th_AF/Chris/Chris_Chapt3.html

Date Contributor Update
22 October 2018 20:57:39 mcsalyer Changes to role
Sources

Verified by his son .

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

Verify by his son Matthew

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

Confirmed by Son

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

Son of Charlie

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

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

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