Assigned to 343BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF. Underwood crew member, B-24 Liberator 41-11921 'Northern Star' 'Doc', flew on the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid. The aircraft successfully bombed the target and returned safely to Benghazi, Libya despite being intercepted by enemy fighters over Bulgaria.
Awards: DFC, AM (4OLC), PH, WWII Victory, EAME.
Post war: Woonsocket, Rhode Island firefighter for 29 years.
Military | Captain | B-24 Command Pilot | 98th Bomb Group
Glen Underwood was the pilot of the B-24 Liberator, #41-11921, the 'Northern Star' and, later, also named 'Doc', as part of the 9th Air Force, the 98th Bomb Group, and the 343rd Bomb Squadron on the large bombing mission to destroy the oil refineries...
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The 98th trained for bombardment missions with B-24 Liberators during the first half of 1942.
Established as a B-24 Liberator heavy bomb squadron and trained by Third Air Force. Deployed to Egypt in June 1942 over South Atlantic Transport Route transiting from Morrison Field, Florida though the Caribbean to Brazil; performed trans-Atlantic...
This aircraft originally carried the name 'NORTHERN STAR' and it's corresponding nose art on both sides of the nose. In the spring of 1943, to comply with a "Snow White Squadron" directive, the name 'DOC' and a picture of Walt Disney's "Snow White"...
1 August 1943
Operation TIDAL WAVE. B24D 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 B...
||Fortierville, Quebec, Canada
||2 February 1919
Son of James and Odila [Charland] Badeau.
||20 January 1942
Providence, Rhode Island
||1943 – 1944
Assigned to 343BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF.
||20 July 1945
||7 July 1999
||Saint Jean the Baptist Cemetery, Bellingham, Norfolk County, MA
||10 July 1999
Saint Jean the Baptist Cemetery
Bellingham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts