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B-24 Liberator

B-24 Liberator #4111921 'Northern Star' 'Doc' 343 BS, 98 BG, 9 AF, flew on the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid. The aircraft successfully bombed the target and returned safely to Benghazi, Libya despite being intercepted by enemy fighters over Bulgaria.

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  • Clement Badeau

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer / Top Turret
    Crew member of B-24 Liberator #4111921 'Northern Star' 'Doc' 343 BS, 98 BG, 9 AF, flew on the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid. The aircraft successfully bombed the target and returned safely to Benghazi, Libya despite being intercepted by enemy fighters over...

  • Francis Beatty

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Crew member of B-24 Liberator #4111921 'Northern Star' 'Doc' 343 BS, 98 BG, 9 AF, flew on the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid. The aircraft successfully bombed the target and returned safely to Benghazi, Libya despite being intercepted by enemy fighters over...

  • Henry English

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Crew member of B-24 Liberator #4111921 'Northern Star' 'Doc' 343 BS, 98 BG, 9 AF, flew on the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid. The aircraft successfully bombed the target and returned safely to Benghazi, Libya despite being intercepted by enemy fighters over...

  • Jean Gambrill

    Military | Lieutenant | Co Pilot
    Co Pilot of B-24 Liberator #4111921 'Northern Star' 'Doc' 343 BS, 98 BG, 9 AF, flew on the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid. The aircraft successfully bombed the target and returned safely to Benghazi, Libya despite being intercepted by enemy fighters over...

  • Robert Judy

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Bombardier of B-24 Liberator #4111921 'Northern Star' 'Doc' 343 BS, 98 BG, 9 AF, flew on the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid. The aircraft successfully bombed the target and returned safely to Benghazi, Libya despite being intercepted by enemy fighters over...

  • Rexford Rhodes

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Crew member of B-24 Liberator #4111921 'Northern Star' 'Doc' 343 BS, 98 BG, 9 AF, flew on the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid. The aircraft successfully bombed the target and returned safely to Benghazi, Libya despite being intercepted by enemy fighters over...

  • Edward Rothkrug

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator
    Navigator of B-24 Liberator #4111921 'Northern Star' 'Doc' 343 BS, 98 BG, 9 AF, flew on the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid. The aircraft successfully bombed the target and returned safely to Benghazi, Libya despite being intercepted by enemy fighters over...

  • Ernest Sestina

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Crew member of B-24 Liberator #4111921 'Northern Star' 'Doc' 343 BS, 98 BG, 9 AF, flew on the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid. The aircraft successfully bombed the target and returned safely to Benghazi, Libya despite being intercepted by enemy fighters over...

  • Glen Underwood

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Pilot of B-24 Liberator #4111921 'Northern Star' 'Doc' 343 BS, 98 BG, 9 AF, flew on the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid. The aircraft successfully bombed the target and returned safely to Benghazi, Libya despite being intercepted by enemy fighters over Bulgaria.

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 raid Benghazi, Libya 1 August 1943

B-24 Liberator #4111921 'Northern Star' 'Doc' 343 BS, 98 BG, 9 AF, flew on the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid. The aircraft successfully bombed the target and returned safely to Benghazi, Libya despite being intercepted by enemy fighters over Bulgaria.

Assigned Libya

343th BS, 98th BG, 9th AF

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 March 2015 14:55:50 Al_Skiff Changes to description and events
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USAAF Photo.

Date Contributor Update
29 March 2015 14:45:50 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, manufacturer, nicknames, description, events, unit associations, mission associations and media associations
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USAAF Photo.

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