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B-24 Liberator

Shot down over the Ionian Sea by Bf-109G's from JG 27/IV while returning from the August 1,1943 low-level mission to Ploesti,Romania. All 10 crew members were KIA. MACR 178

2nd Lt. Ned McCarty - pilot KIA, 2nd Lt. Clyde E. Miller - copilot KIA
2nd Lt. Joseph F. Moore - navigator KIA, 1st Lt. Robert J. Price - bombardier KIA
T/Sgt. Claude C. Roberts - eng/top turret KIA, T/Sgt. Dewey O. Jackson - radio operator KIA
S/Sgt. Glenn D. Darr - gunner KIA, S/Sgt. Clayton E. Ballard - gunner KIA
S/Sgt. Stephen Wargo - gunner KIA, S/Sgt. Glenn L. Koontz - gunner KIA

Service

Units

  • 9th Air Force
  • 98th Bomb Group

    98th Bomb Group

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

  • 415th Bomb Squadron

    415th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Established as a B-24 Liberator reconnaissance squadron in early 1942. Engaged initially in antisubmarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; redesignated as a heavy bomb squadron and trained by Third Air Force. Deployed to Egypt in June 1942 over South...

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...

Places

  • Benina

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Failed To Return FTR Ionian Sea 1 August 1943

Shot down over the Ionian Sea by Bf109G's from JG 27/IV while returning from the August 1, 43 low-level mission to Ploesti, Romania. All 10 crew members were KIA. MACR 178

Assigned

415th BS, 98th BG, 9th AF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 April 2021 05:04:21 Kickapoo Changes to markings
Sources

Best Web - B-24 - 'CORNHUSKER'

Date Contributor Update
23 April 2021 04:59:46 Kickapoo Changes to markings
Sources

Best Web - B-24 - 'CORNHUSKER'

Date Contributor Update
23 April 2021 04:40:28 Kickapoo Changes to nicknames
Sources

Best Web - B-24 - 'CORNHUSKER'

Date Contributor Update
23 April 2021 04:39:05 Kickapoo Changes to description and unit associations
Sources

Best Web - B-24 - 'CORNHUSKER'

Date Contributor Update
21 November 2016 04:50:08 466thHistorian Changes to nicknames and place associations
Sources

http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_bombers/b24_18.html

Date Contributor Update
23 March 2015 23:49:44 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, events, unit associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

USAAF Photo / MACR 178

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