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41-24235

B-24 Liberator

B-24D Liberator 41-24235 "Earthquake McGoon" of the 506th BS, 44th BG, 8th AF. Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid safely returning to Libya.

Service

Units

People

  • Walter Bunker

    Military | Captain | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Flew Ploesti raid on 1 Aug 43

  • Henry Zwicker

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Killed in Action (KIA). October 1, 1943, on a mission to Weiner Neustadt, ac# 42-72853 'Count Bruga' was attacked by several fighters and crashed in the target area. .

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-24D Liberator 41-24235 "Earthquake McGoon" of the 506th BS, 44th BG, 8th AF. Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid safely returning to Libya.

Assigned Benghazi, Libya

506th BS, 44th BG, 8th AF. TDY 9th AF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 April 2015 12:29:12 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, events, unit associations, person associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com / http://warbirdinformationexchange.org

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