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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

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 506th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Clement Boulanger

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-24235.

  • Walter Bunker

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-24235.

  • Richard Butler

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined the service in Jan. 1942 and was posted to the 44th BG with whom he flew throughout the war. First combat mission was in April 1943 and he saw action in Europe, No. Africa and the Mediterranean. ...

  • Donald Chamberlain

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-24235. ...

  • Warren Kooken

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-24235.

  • Gerald Mason

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. ...

  • Loy Neeper

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-24235. ...

  • William Newbold

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-24235. ...

  • Henry Zwicker

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-24235. ...

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 B-24s that took part in the raid 167 managed to attack their targets. 57 B...

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
31 January 2020 11:55:30 general ira snapsorter Changes to description, unit associations and person associations
Sources

Ploesti Sortie Reports, 44th Bomb Group

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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