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41-23809

B-24 Liberator

Assigned 329th BS, 93rd BG, 8th AF. TDY 9th AF. Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid, aborted shortly after leaving the Libyan coast with engine trouble. Returned ETO.
Later declared War Weary, becoming a high visibility formation ship with 448th BG, 8th AF. Condemned as salvage on 15th Jan 45.

Service

Units

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 448th Bomb Group was a B-24 Liberator Group that flew out of Seething, Norfolk. The Group flew their first mission on the 22nd December 1943 and over the next eighteen months the air crews flew 262 missions over occupied Europe. These bombing...

  • 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...

  • 329th Bomb Squadron
  • 8th Air Force

People

  • Julian Harvey

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Murdered 10 people and left a young girl to die on the ocean later brought to trial but committed suicide.

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 Benghazi, Libya 1 August 1943

Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid, aborted shortly after leaving the Libyan coast with engine trouble.

Condemned Seething, Norwich, Norfolk NR15, UK 15 January 1945

Condemned as salvage on 15th Jan 45.

Assigned Benghazi, Libya

329th BS, 93rd BG, 8th AF. TDY 9th AF.

2nd Career Seething, Norwich, Norfolk NR15, UK

Declared War Weary, becoming a high visibility formation ship with 448th BG, 8th AF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 April 2015 16:06:40 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com / http://commons.wikimedia.org / http://www.vintagewings.ca / Roger Freeman

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