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41-24211

B-24 Liberator

A/C flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by 1st Lt Walter T Holmes and returned safely to Libya.

Service

Units

People

  • Walter Holmes

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot; Operations Officer | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 4/1/42. ETO/Flight Echelon 10/2/42. WIA 12/6/42 (Abbeyville). DS/Benghazi 6/26/43. Returned to base 8/26/43. Completed tour 8/25/43. Awarded DSCas pilot of B-24 'Wing and a Prayer' with a volunteer crew on a mission which was deemed a...

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...

Places

  • Shipdham

    Military site : airfield
    Shipdham was built in 1941-1942, the first US heavy bomber airfield in the English county of Norfolk. It was a standard design, with T2-type hangars and a domestic site dispersed to the south east. Improvements were carried out to increase the number...

Events

Event Location Date
Survived Ploesti Ploiești, Romania 1 August 1943

A/C flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by 1st Lt Walter T Holmes and returned safely to Libya.

Assigned Benghazi, Libya

68th BS, 44th BG, 8th AF. TDY 9th AF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 April 2015 12:00:41 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
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