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41-23656

B-24 Liberator

B-24 Liberator #41-23656 'Rowdy Ann' 344th BS, 98th BG, 9th AF. Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, aborting before the target, pilot Allen B Gaston. A/C Renamed from 'Rowdy II' - Transferred to 376th BG / 512th BS. Returned to the States on June 6, 1944 and went on a war bond drive.

Service

Units

  • 344th Bomb Squadron

    344th Bomb Squadron


    Established as a B-24 Liberator heavy bomb squadron and trained by Third Air Force. Deployed to Egypt in June 1942 over South Atlantic Transport Route transiting from Morrison Field, Florida though the Caribbean to Brazil; performed trans-Atlantic...

  • 376th Bomb Group

    376th Bomb Group

    Group
    Constituted as 376th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 Oct 1942 and activated in Palestine on 31 Oct. Began combat immediately, using B-24 aircraft. Operated with Ninth AF from bases in the Middle East, Nov 1942-Sep 1943, and with Twelfth AF from Tunisia...

  • 98th Bomb Group

    98th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 98th trained for bombardment missions with B-24 Liberators during the first half of 1942. ...

  • 512th Bomb Squadron

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...

Places

Events

Event Location Date
Survived Ploesti Ploiești, Romania 1 August 1943

Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, aborting before the target, pilot Allen B Gaston.

War Bonds Tour Fort Worth, TX, USA 6 June 1944

Returned to the States on June 6, 1944 and went on a war bond drive.

Assigned Benghazi, Libya

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

Assigned

A/C Renamed from 'Rowdy II' - Transferred to 376th BG / 512th BS.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 November 2016 04:58:33 466thHistorian Changes to nicknames, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_bombers/b24_9.html

Date Contributor Update
19 April 2015 11:27:48 Al_Skiff Changes to nicknames, description and events
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com / http://www.freewebs.com

Date Contributor Update
18 April 2015 23:46:46 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, events, unit associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com / http://www.freewebs.com

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