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41-11636

B-24 Liberator

Was originally Halpro aircraft #24 then was transferred to 98th Bomb Group before being sent to 376th. Flown by the James Bock crew on the August 1, 1943 low-level mission to Ploesti, Romania.

During this planes 15 months in the Middle East:
73 missions, Dropped 219 tons of bombs, 551 hours in combat, Shot down 22 fighters, Flew 100,000 miles.

Aircraft was returned to the U.S. in September 1943 for a War Bond tour and was then used for a training aircraft. Scrapped at Spokane, WA Oct 17, 1944.

Service

Units

  • 376th Bomb Group

    376th Bomb Group

    Group
    Constituted as 376th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 Oct 1942 and activated in Palestine on 31 Oct. Began combat immediately, using B-24 aircraft. Operated with Ninth AF from bases in the Middle East, Nov 1942-Sep 1943, and with Twelfth AF from Tunisia...

  • 9th Air Force

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
Ploesti Survivor Ploiești, Romania 1 August 1943

Flown by the James Bock crew on the August 1, 1943 low-level mission to Ploesti, Romania.

War Bonds Tour United States September 1943

Aircraft was returned to the U.S. in September 1943 for a War Bond tour and was then used for a training aircraft.

Assigned Benghazi, Libya

514th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 March 2015 13:58:12 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com

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