Capt. Wallace C. Taylor - pilot (POW), F/O Paul Tucker - copilot (KIA)
1st Lt. J.K. Wood - navigator (KIA), 1st Lt. R.K. Austin - bombardier (KIA)
T/Sgt. G.H. Rabb - engineer/top turret gunner (KIA), S/Sgt. Ralph H. Robbins - gunner (KIA)
T/Sgt. Alfred F. Turgeon - left waist gun(KIA), S/Sgt. Louis Keiser - right waist gun(KIA)
S/Sgt. Arthur B. VanKleek - tunnel gun(KIA), S/Sgt. Donald R. Duchene - tail gun(KIA)
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...
|FTR Failed To Return||Ploiești, Romania||1 August 1943|
Lost on the low-level Ploesti, Rumania mission on August 1, 1943. 9 KIA and 1 POW. MACR 166
344th Bomb Squadron, 98th Bomb Group, 9th Air Force.
|13 March 2015 14:38:09||Al_Skiff||Changes to events|
|13 March 2015 14:34:19||Al_Skiff||Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, events, unit associations and mission associations|