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Lt. Roy Braly, pilot - standing left side - Pilot of the B-24D Liberator bomber, #42-40749, named, SACK-TIME SALLY, from the 565th Bomb Squadron, the 389th Bomb Group, and the 8th Air Force from Britain, and crew, flew on the Ploesti oil refinery bombing mission, returning safely to Libya. August 1, 1943
Crew:
Standing (L-R) Roy Braly - Pilot, Norbert Gebhard - Co-Pilot, Merlin Verberg - Bombardier, James McGahee - Navigator
Kneeling (L-R) Essman Matthews - Radio Operator, Virgil Hoffman - Engineer, Andrew S Toth - Waist Gunner, George Scott - Ball Turret
John Filenger - Tail Gunner, Edward Goodall - Waist Gunner

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  • Roy Braly

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 42-40749. B-24D, #42-40749, 'Sack Time Sally'. Shot down by fighters after mission to Bremen, Germany. Copilot Dean Dalton KIA. November 26, 1943.

  • John Fileger

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 42-40749. Shot down 26 November 1943 in B-24 42-40749 'Sack Time Sally. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Norbert Gebhard

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot / Pilot
    Distinguished Unit Citation/ ETO Ribbon w/ 4 battle stars/ Asiatic Theater Medal/ DFC w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ Air Medal w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster. ...

  • Edward Goodall

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    S/Sgt Edward M. Goodall - Took part in and survived Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti, Romania, flying the B-24 42-40749. 1-Aug-43 ...

  • Virgil Hoffman

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1-Aug-43, flying B-24 Liberator 42-40749. Shot down 26-Nov-43 in B-24 42-40749 'Sack Time Sally. ' Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), PH.

  • Essman Matthews

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 42-40749. Shot down 26 November 1943 in B-24 42-40749 'Sack Time Sally. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • James McGahee

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 42-40749. Shot down 26 November 1943 in B-24 42-40749 'Sack Time Sally. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

  • George Scott

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 42-40749. Shot down 26 November 1943 in B-24 42-40749 'Sack Time Sally. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Andrew Toth

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer - Ball Turret Gunner
    SSgt. Andrew S. Toth was an engineer and ball turret gunner crew member on the B-24D Liberator, 42-40749, named SACK-TIME SALLY and flew on the mission to destroy the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania. SSgt. Toth and SACK-TIME SALLY accomplished...

  • Merlin Verberg

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Bombardier of B-24 42-40749 'Sack Time Sally'. ...

Aircraft

  • 42-40749 SACK-TIME SALLY

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, 42-40749, named, SACK-TIME SALLY, flew on the Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Lt. Roy E. Braly, returning safely to Libya. Aug 1, 1943. ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 July 2021 13:02:22 Kickapoo Changes to caption
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28 April 2021 07:40:19 Kickapoo Changes to collection and caption
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Best Web - B-24 - 'SACK-TIME SALLY

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29 March 2021 06:56:42 Kickapoo Changes to caption
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Date Contributor Update
22 February 2021 11:51:19 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
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Date Contributor Update
21 April 2015 20:51:01 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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