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41-24283

B-24 Liberator

A/C Assigned 506th BS, 44th BG, 8th AF. TDY 9th AF, Benghazi. Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, returning safely to Libya.
Scrapped after landing at Palermo, Sicily, with the left main wing spar cracked on return from the 1st Oct 43 mission to Wiener Neustadt, Austria.

Service

Units

People

  • James McAtee

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

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

Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, returning safely to Libya.

Written Off Palermo, Italy 1 October 1943

Scrapped after landing at Palermo, Sicily, with the left main wing spar cracked on return from the 1st Oct 43 mission to Wiener Neustadt, Austria.

Assigned Benghazi, Libya

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

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 April 2015 15:20:23 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

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