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41-11776

B-24 Liberator

Aircraft was lost on the low level Ploesti mission 1 Aug 43, flown by the John L McGraw crew who were on loan to the 98th BG from the 389th BG. 6 KIA, 3 POW. MACR 171.

1st Lt. John L. McGraw - Pilot (KIA), 2nd Lt. Charles D. Cavit - CoPilot (POW)
2nd Lt. Robert J. Senff - Navigator (KIA), 2nd Lt. George P. Giblin - Bombardier (KIA)
T/Sgt. Warren T. Townley - Engineer/Gun (KIA), T/Sgt. Albert M. Wilmes - Radio Op (KIA)
S/Sgt. James A. Usley - Gunner (KIA), S/Sgt. Julius A. Kich - Gunner (KIA)
S/Sgt. William P. Sheridan - Gunner (KIA), S/Sgt. John R. Ross - Gunner (POW)

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

People

  • Charles Cavit

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) while on TDY to 9th AF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Bashful' #4111776

  • George Giblin

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 389th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) while on TDY to 9th AF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Bashful' #4111776

  • John McGraw

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) while on TDY to 9thAF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Jersey Jackass' #4111776

  • John Ross

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) while on TDY to 9thAF for Ploesti raid on 8/1/43 in B-24 'Bashful' #4111776. Prisoner in Romania.

  • Robert Seniff

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 389th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) while on TDY to 9th AF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Bashful' #4111776

  • William Sheridan

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) while on TDY to 9th AF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Bashful' #4111776

  • Warren Townley

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) while on TDY to 9th AF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Bashful' #4111776

  • James Utley

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) while on TDY to 9th AF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Bashful' #4111776

  • Albert Wilmes

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 389th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) while on TDY to 9th AF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Bashful' #4111776

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 Ploiești, Romania 1 August 1943

Aircraft was lost on the low level Ploesti mission 1 Aug 43, flown by the John L McGraw crew who were on loan to the 98th BG from the 389th BG. 6 KIA, 3 POW. MACR 171.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 March 2015 12:41:00 Al_Skiff Changes to description and events
Sources

AAM Database / MACR 171.

Date Contributor Update
16 March 2015 12:36:31 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, unit associations, person associations and mission associations
Sources

AAM Database.

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