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Isaac Abeyta

Military

ETO/ Queen Mary 9/5/42.

Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-23936.

1st Oct 43, B-24 41-23936 'Queen Anne' was attacked by fighters on bombing run on Wiener, Austria. 2 crew members bailed out near Vienna to become Prisoner of War (POW)s. Pilot Oakley crash landed in British held territory near Foggia, Italy. He was a POW at STALAG 17

This unit was on temporary duty with the 9th AAC.

Home/ Queen Mary 6/16/45.

Service

Units served with

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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...

Associated Place

  • Shipdham

    Military site : airfield
    Shipdham was built in 1941-1942, the first US heavy bomber airfield in the English county of Norfolk. It was a standard design, with T2-type hangars and a domestic site dispersed to the south east. Improvements were carried out to increase the number...

  • Stalag XVII-B

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Blanco, New Mexico 1 February 1920
Prisoner of war 1 October 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 February 2020 11:42:41 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and events
Sources

Ploesti Sortie Reports, 44th Bomb Group

Date Contributor Update
06 April 2017 11:35:33 Lucy May Changes to biography and place associations
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Added connections to place records from existing information in the record.

Date Contributor Update
20 September 2015 19:04:21 aoabeyta Changes to mission associations
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Isaac Abeyta was my grandfather.

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20 September 2015 19:00:53 aoabeyta Changes to awards
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Isaac Abeyta was my grandfather

Date Contributor Update
20 September 2015 18:58:22 aoabeyta Changes to biography
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Issac Abeyta was my grandfather

Date Contributor Update
20 September 2015 18:57:21 aoabeyta Changes to highest rank
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Isaac Abeyta is my grandfather who recently passed this month Sept 17th 2015.

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20 September 2015 18:55:51 aoabeyta Changes to events
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Issac Abeyta is my grandfather, who recently passed this month Sept 17th 2015.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:32 AAM AAM ingest
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Webb Todd,  Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces Vol I p. 299, by Bishop and Hey, 44th Bomb Group Roll of Honor and Casualties by Will Lundy p.126-7.,

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