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41-24111

B-24 Liberator

Assigned 329th BS, 93rd BG, 8th AF. TDY 9th AF. Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, aborted and returned Libya. Later mission 9th Oct 43 sustained damage, diverted and landed in Sweden and set on fire by the crew who were interned. Note: MACR 829 incorrectly lists S/N as #41-23111

Service

Units

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

  • 329th Bomb Squadron
  • 8th Air Force

People

  • Thomas Atkinson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 October 1943 in B-24 #412411 'Piccadilly Filly. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Nicholas Caruso

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 October 1943 in B-24 #412411 'Piccadilly Filly. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Theron Collins

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Aborted over Mediterranean on 1 Aug '43 mission to Ploesti in 'Piccadilly Filly' because three rear guns were inoperative

  • William Culin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group

  • Dale Hunter

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 October 1943 in B-24 #412411 'Piccadilly Filly. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Charles Lockwood

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 October 1943 in B-24 #412411 'Piccadilly Filly. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Victor Richard

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 October 1943 in B-24 #412411 'Piccadilly Filly. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Rollo Rudgers

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 93rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 October 1943 in B-24 #412411 'Piccadilly Filly. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

  • Farren Shafer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 October 1943 in B-24 #4124111 'Piccadilly Filly. ' Landed in Sweden. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Stanley Szczpanski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 October 1943 in B-24 #412411 'Piccadilly Filly. ' Landed in Sweden. Interned.

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

Events

Event Location Date
Survived Ploesti Ploiești, Romania 1 August 1943

Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, aborted and returned Libya.

Failed to Return (FTR) Sweden 9 October 1943

9th Oct 43 sustained damage, diverted and landed in Sweden and set on fire by the crew who were interned. Note: MACR 829 incorrectly lists S/N as #41-23111

Destroyed Sweden 9 October 1943

Landed in Sweden and set on fire by the crew.

Assigned Benghazi, Libya

329th BS, 93rd BG, 8th AF. TDY 9th AF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 April 2015 22:18:33 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, description, events, unit associations, person associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com

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

MACR 829 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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