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Lt Charles L Starr co pilot of B-24 Liberator 42-40371 'G.I. GAL' lost on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid, Starr was KIA.



  • Charles Starr

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot
    Enlisted with RCAF, training with them, joined RAF in UK, subsequently transferred to USAAF. Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. TDY to 9th AF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti raid in B-24 'G. I. Gal' 42-40371 1-Aug-43; Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 2412 ...


  • 42-40371 'GI Gal'

    B-24 Liberator
    Departed target Ploesti, with part of a wing shot off, A/C emerged into a crisscrossing of ships, was unable to catch up with any of the improvised formations ahead and so was a tempting target. Me 109s pounced and shot away most of the tail turret,...


Date Contributor Update
18 March 2015 20:09:50 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations