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41-24040

B-24 Liberator

Started out on the 1 Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, piloted by Lt Hoover Edwards and aborted near Corfu with turbo supercharger problems. Converted to a transport on 17 Aug 43.
Crew: Pilot Hoover Edwards, Co Pilot Homer S McCollom. Albert J Mickish, Bernard M Boulliioum, Gene J Colley, Dale R Colley, Raymond Waters, John S Alesaukas and Vernon C Utter.

Service

Units

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

Started out on the 1 Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, piloted by Lt Hoover Edwards and aborted near Corfu with turbo supercharger problems.

Converted 17 August 1943

Converted to a transport on 17 Aug 43.

Assigned Benghazi, Libya

344th BS, 98th BG, 9th AF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 April 2015 23:17:05 Al_Skiff Changes to description
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com / Roger Freeman Photo.

Date Contributor Update
18 April 2015 23:08:37 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com / Roger Freeman Photo.

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