B-24 Liberator #41-24032 'Lets Go' 513th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF, flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Earnest W Fogel, returning safely to Libya.
Constituted as 376th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 Oct 1942 and activated in Palestine on 31 Oct. Began combat immediately, using B-24 aircraft. Operated with Ninth AF from bases in the Middle East, Nov 1942-Sep 1943, and with Twelfth AF from Tunisia...
1 August 1943
Operation TIDAL WAVE. B-24D 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...
|Survived Ploesti||Ploiești, Romania||1 August 1943|
Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Earnest W Fogel, returning safely to Libya.
513th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF.
|26 April 2015 14:59:00||Al_Skiff||Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, events, unit associations, mission associations and media associations|