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