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Nose art of the B-24D, Liberator, 41-11817, Stinger's, nose art of the "Stinger bee", in the 9th Air Force, the 98th Bomb Group, and the 415th Bomb Squadron, launched from Benghazi, Libya on the Ploesti mission. August 1, 1943

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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...

Aircraft

  • 41-11817 Stinger

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D Liberator, 41-11817, named, Stinger, was flown by Lt. Andrew Opsata and copilot Lt. Donald Di Coscoe, out of Benghazi, Libya, on Operation Tidal Wave, the Ploesti oil refinery bombing mission. They returned safely to Libya with only one crew...

Missions

  • Operation Tidal Wave

    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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 September 2021 17:45:08 Kickapoo Changes to caption and mission associations
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Best Web - B-24 - Stinger

Date Contributor Update
12 August 2021 06:13:54 Kickapoo Changes to caption and unit associations
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Best Web - B-24 - STINGER

Date Contributor Update
30 March 2015 14:51:18 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and mission associations
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http://www.b24bestweb.com

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