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41-24192

B-24 Liberator

Assigned to 328th BS, 93rd BG, 8th AF. Flew on the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, with Lt Avendano and crew, diverting to Pachino, Sicily on return

On 3 Feb 1944, A/C lost an engine and aborted during a mission to Emden and during the landing attempt, appeared to lose control and crashed near Hempnall. 9 KIA.

Service

Units

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

  • 328th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Joseph Avendano

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 482nd Bomb Group
    Avendano took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-24192) ...

  • Silas Bailey

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    On 3 Feb 1944, B-24D #41-24192 'Dogpatch Raider' lost an engine and aborted during a mission to Emden and during the landing attempt, a/c appeared to lose control and crash near Hempnall. Killed in Action (KIA). Died 5 Feb 1944 from injuries. PH

  • Franklin Chrysler

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    On 3 Feb 1944, B-24D #41-24192 'Dogpatch Raider' lost an engine and aborted during a mission to Emden and during the landing attempt, a/c appeared to lose control and crash near Hempnall. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Leland Claflin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 93rd Bomb Group
    Wounded during Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-24192)

  • William Denbin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-24192)

  • Richard Fassl

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 93rd Bomb Group
    On 3 Feb 1944, B-24D #41-24192 'Dogpatch Raider' lost an engine and aborted during a mission to Emden and during the landing attempt, a/c appeared to lose control and crash near Hempnall. Killed in Action (KIA). ...

  • Harold Fuller

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    On 3 Feb 1944, B-24D #41-24192 'Dogpatch Raider' lost an engine and aborted during a mission to Emden and during the landing attempt, a/c appeared to lose control and crash near Hempnall. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Russell Geith

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer | 93rd Bomb Group
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-24192)

  • William Hall

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-24192)

  • Clyde Keeling

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier | 93rd Bomb Group
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-24192)

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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

Flew on the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, diverting to Sicily.

Crashed Hempnall, Norwich, Norfolk NR15, UK 3 February 1944

On 3 Feb 1944, A/C lost an engine and aborted during a mission to Emden and during the landing attempt, appeared to lose control and crashed near Hempnall. 9 KIA.

Assigned Benghazi, Libya

328th BS, 93rd BG, 8th AF. TDY 9th AF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 August 2019 13:29:10 Emily Changes to nicknames, description and unit associations
Sources

Ploesti Sortie Reports- 93rd Bomb Group

Date Contributor Update
10 April 2015 21:29:01 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

AAM Database / http://www.b24bestweb.com

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