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Staff Sergeant Eugene O'Mara, Gunner, on the B-24D, Four Eyes, on the Ploesti bombing mission, Killed In Action. KIA. 1 Aug 1943.

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Units

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

People

  • Eugene O'Mara

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | B-24 Gunner
    SSgt. Eugene J. O'Mara was assigned to the 343rd Bomb Squadron, the 98th Bomb Group, and the 9th Air Force in the USAAF. Crashed on the bombing mission to Ploesti in the B-24D, 42-40655, Four Eyes. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 174 ...

Aircraft

  • 42-40655 Four Eyes - Damfino

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D bomber, 42-40655, named, Four Eyes, and, Damfino, was assigned to the 343rd Bombing Squadron, the 98th Bomb Group, and the 9th Air Force. Port (Left) Side - Four Eyes ...

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...

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Date Contributor Update
12 September 2021 23:39:29 Kickapoo Changes to caption and mission associations
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Best Web - B-24 - Four Eyes

Date Contributor Update
06 July 2016 16:09:38 Joe Poire Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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Photo from his mother, Josephine O'Mara, passed to her daughter, Therese J. Poire-O'Mara-Bedard

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