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B-24 Liberator

Shot down by a Me-109 over Ploesti. Two of the crew KIA, eight became POW's. MACR 154
1st Lt. John D. Palm - Pilot (POW), 2nd Lt. William F. Love - CoPilot (POW)
2nd Lt. William K. Wright - Navigator (KIA), 2nd Lt. Robert W. Merrell - Bombardier (KIA)
T/Sgt. Alexander Rockinson - Engineer/Gunner (POW), T/Sgt. Harold Black - Radio Operator (POW)
S/Sgt. William E. Thompson - Gunner (POW), S/Sgt. Austin D. Chastain - Gunner (POW)
S/Sgt. Dallis R. Robertson - Tail Gunner (POW), S/Sgt. Clay E. Snyder - Gunner (POW)




  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
11 March 2015 21:43:41 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and mission associations

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Date Contributor Update
11 March 2015 21:35:56 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description and media associations

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