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41-24015

B-24 Liberator

Failed to Return - Lost near the target Ploesti, 1st Aug 43. Reported that the plane was afire as pilot 1st Lt George W Winger bravely climbed steeply up so that crew could bail out. 7 KIA, 2 POW. MACR 2410.

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  • Edward Barnett

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Killed in Action (KIA) on 8/1/43 on Ploesti raid while TDY to 9thAF in B-24 'Wing Dinger' #4124015

  • Michael Cicon

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed on 8/1/43 in Romania while on Ploesti raid while TDY to 9thAF in B-24 'Wing Dinger' #4124015

  • Howard Gotts

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Killed in Action (KIA) on Ploesti raid on 8/1/43 while TDY to 9th AF in B-24 'Wing Dinger' #4124015

  • Jacob Gradwohl

    Military | Sergeant | Bombardier | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Killed in Action (KIA) on 8/1/43 on Ploesti raid while TDY to 9thAF in B-24 'Wing Dinger' #4124015

  • Harold Kretzer

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Killed in Action (KIA) on 8/1/43 on Ploesti raid while TDY to 9thAF in B-24 'Wing Dinger' #4124015

  • Frederick Palmer

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Killed in Action (KIA) on 8/1/43 on Ploesti raid while TDY to 9thAF in B-24 'Wing Dinger' #4124015

  • Elvin Phillips

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Killed in Action (KIA) on Ploesti raid on 8/1/43 while TDY to 9thAF in B-24 'Wing Dinger' #4124015

  • Bernard Traudt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down on 8/1/43 on Ploesti raid while TDY to 9thAF in B-24 'Wing Dinger' #4124015

  • George Winger

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    KIA Killed on 8/1/43 on raid to Ploesti while TDY to the 9thAF. Plane was 'Wing Dinger' #4124015. Lundy reports the plane was afire as Winger bravely climbed steeply up so that crew could bail out. Earlier 14 May 1943 in B-24 #41-24014 'Scrappy. '...

Missions

  • Operation Tidal Wave

    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 B24Ds that took part in the raid 167 managed to attack their targets. 57...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti, Rumania 1 August 1943

Failed to Return - Lost near the target Ploesti, 1st Aug 43. Reported that the plane was afire as pilot 1st Lt George W Winger bravely climbed steeply up so that crew could bail out. 7 KIA, 2 POW. MACR 2410.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 March 2015 12:25:33 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
Sources

AAM Database.

Date Contributor Update
18 March 2015 12:21:31 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, description, events, unit associations and mission associations
Sources

AAM Database.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 2410 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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