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41-23936

B-24 Liberator

1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, successfully returned to Libya, pilot Robert E Flaherty.

1st Oct 43, B-24 41-23936 'Queen Anne' was attacked by fighters on bombing run on Wiener, Nuestadt, Austria. 2 crewmembers bailed out near Vienna to become POWs. Pilot Warren W Oakley crash landed in British held territory near Foggia, Italy.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 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...

  • 66th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Isaac Abeyta

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    ETO/ Queen Mary 9/5/42. Home/ Queen Mary 6/16/45. ...

  • John Byers

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-24 #427533 'Holiday Mess II' returning from a raid on Muenster. Prisoner of War (POW). Earlier on 1 October 1943, in ac B-24 41-23936 'Queen Anne' was attacked by fighters on bombing run on Wiener, Austria. Pilot Oakley...

  • Kenneth Caroon

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    flew on famous Ploesti raid of 1 Aug '43. 1 October 1943, ac B-24 41-23936 'Queen Anne' was attacked by fighters on bombing run on Wiener, Austria. 2 crewmembers bailed out near Vienna to become Prisoner of War (POW)s. Pilot Oakley crash landed in...

  • Kenneth Carson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    1 October 1943, in ac B-24 41-23936 'Queen Anne' was attacked by fighters on bombing run on Wiener, Austria. Carson was one of 2 crewmembers who bailed out near Vienna to become Prisoner of War (POW)s. Pilot Oakley crash landed in British held...

  • Robert Edwards

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    1 October 1943, in ac B-24 41-23936 'Queen Anne' was attacked by fighters on bombing run on Wiener, Austria. 2 crewmembers bailed out near Vienna to become Prisoner of War (POW)s. Pilot Oakley crash landed in British held territory near Foggia, Italy....

  • Joseph Flaherty

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Took part in Ploesti raid in August 1943

  • Elwin McKenney

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Arrived in England July 1943, to Bengazo, back to Shipdham, to Tunis. 1 October 1943, in ac B-24 41-23936 'Queen Anne' was attacked by fighters on bombing run on Wiener, Austria. 2 crewmembers bailed out near Vienna to become Prisoner of War (POW)s....

  • Warren Oakley

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-24 #427533. KIA. Earlier on 1 October 1943, in ac B-24 41-23936 'Queen Anne' was attacked by fighters on bombing run on Wiener, Austria. 2 crewmembers bailed out near Vienna to become POWs. Oakley cra

  • Chester Pisarski

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    1 October 1943, in ac B-24 41-23936 'Queen Anne' was attacked by fighters on bombing run on Wiener, Austria. 2 crewmembers bailed out near Vienna to become Prisoner of War (POW)s. Pilot Oakley crash landed in British held territory near Foggia, Italy....

  • Frank Sneff

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    1 October 1943, in ac B-24 41-23936 'Queen Anne' was attacked by fighters on bombing run on Wiener, Austria. 2 crewmembers bailed out near Vienna to become Prisoner of War (POW)s. Pilot Oakley crash landed in British held territory near Foggia, Italy.

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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
Tidalwave survivor Libya 1 August 1943

Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, successfully returned to Libya, pilot Robert E Flaherty.

Crashed Foggia FG, Italy 1 October 1943

B-24 41-23936 'Queen Anne' was attacked by fighters on bombing run on Wiener, Nuestadt, Austria. 2 crewmembers bailed out near Vienna to become POWs. Pilot Warren W Oakley crash landed in British held territory near Foggia, Italy.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 March 2015 19:46:34 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, manufacturer, nicknames, description, events, unit associations, person associations and mission associations
Sources

AAM Database.

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