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41-24229

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF.

Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943.

On temporary assignment to 9AF USAAF. Failed To Return (FTR) mission to Foggia, Italy. Shot down by enemy fighters 16-Aug-43. 4 x KIA 6 x POW.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 67th Bomb Squadron

People

  • William Cameron

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-24229. ...

  • Thomas Clifford

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-24229. ...

  • William Dabney

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 4/10/43. Trans/67 BS 4/20/43. Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-24229.

  • James DeVinney

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-24229. ...

  • Gola Gibbey

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-24229. Killed in Action (KIA). Shot down by fighters 16 August 1943. Attack was on Foggia airfields under TDY to the 9th AAF in 41-24229 'Buzzin' Bear'.

  • Gerald Grett

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-24229. Killed in Action (KIA). Shot down by fighters 16 August 1943. Attack was on Foggia airfields under TDY to the 9th AAF in 41-24229 'Buzzin' Bear'.

  • Frank Maruszewski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-24229. Killed in Action (KIA). Shot down by fighters 16 August 1943. Mission was the Foggia airfields under TDY to the 9th AAF in 41-24229 'Buzzin' Bear'.

  • Ernest McCabe

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-24229. ...

  • Joseph Millener

    Military | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Joseph Milliner

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-23779. ...

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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 B-24s that took part in the raid 167 managed to attack their targets. 57 B...

Places

  • Shipdham

    Military site : airfield
    Shipdham was built in 1941-1942, the first US heavy bomber airfield in the English county of Norfolk. It was a standard design, with T2-type hangars and a domestic site dispersed to the south east. Improvements were carried out to increase the number...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured San Diego, TX 78384, USA 1943

Built at Consolidated.

Delivered Texas, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Shipdham, UK 1943

Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Foggia, Province of Foggia, Italy 16 August 1943

Failed To Return (FTR) mission to Foggia, Italy. Shot down by enemy fighters 16-Aug-43. 4 x KIA 6 x POW.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 January 2020 12:28:10 general ira snapsorter Changes to description
Sources

Ploesti Sortie Reports, 44th Bomb Group

Date Contributor Update
07 August 2016 17:30:30 Al_Skiff Changes to description, events, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com/seedso-satan1.htm
http://www.b24bestweb.com/buzzinbear4.htm

Date Contributor Update
15 July 2015 12:48:23 general ira snapsorter Changes to person associations
Sources

Details added from:
MACR 15858 - http://www.fold3.com;
http://www.8thairforce.com/44thbg

Date Contributor Update
12 March 2015 09:40:53 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, events, unit associations, person associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com

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