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.
Units served with
The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...
1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, successfully returned to Libya, pilot Robert E Flaherty.
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...
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...
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