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The B-24D, 41-11817 - Stinger, landing. 1943



  • 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...


  • 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...


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30 March 2015 14:55:37 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and mission associations