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41-11817

B-24 Liberator

B-24 Liberator #4111817 'Stinger' participated in the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid returning safely to Libya with only one crewmember WIA.

Service

Units

People

  • Donald DiCoscoe

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Bombardier of B-24 Liberator #4111817 'Stinger' participated in the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid returning safely to Libya with only one crewmember WIA.

  • John Gormey

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Gunner on B-24 Liberator #4111817 'Stinger' which participated in the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid returning safely to Libya, gunner hit by flak WIA.

  • Howard LaLonde

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Navigator of B-24 Liberator #4111817 'Stinger' participated in the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid returning safely to Libya with only one crewmember WIA.

  • Paul Nicholson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer / Top Turret
    Crew member of B-24 Liberator #4111817 'Stinger' participated in the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid returning safely to Libya with only one crewmember WIA.

  • John Oaks

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Crew member of B-24 Liberator #4111817 'Stinger' participated in the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid returning safely to Libya with only one crewmember WIA.

  • Andrew Opsta

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    Pilot of B-24 Liberator #4111817 'Stinger' participated in the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid returning safely to Libya with only one crewmember WIA.

  • William Pimm

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Crew member of B-24 Liberator #4111817 'Stinger' participated in the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid returning safely to Libya with only one crewmember WIA.

  • Louis Quaglino

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co Pilot
    Co Pilot of B-24 Liberator #4111817 'Stinger' participated in the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid returning safely to Libya with only one crewmember WIA.

  • Charles Quinlan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Crew member of B-24 Liberator #4111817 'Stinger' participated in the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid returning safely to Libya with only one crewmember WIA.

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

B-24 Liberator #4111817 'Stinger' participated in the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid returning safely to Libya with only one crewmember WIA.

Taxiing Accident Lecce LE, Italy 20 March 1944

Taxiing Accident CAT3 damage. Lecce, Italy, Pilot Phillip Ball.

Assigned Benghazi, Libya

415 BS, 98 BG, 9 AF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 March 2015 15:13:41 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, events, unit associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

Roger Freeman / http://www.aviationarchaeology.com

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