Equipped with radar and was used in a sea search role early in its career and may have been operated by other than the 343rd BS.
Converted back to a bomber and served in that role with the 343rd from 3rd Mar 43 through approximately 30th May 43 during which time it's name was changed to 'Sneezy' in compliance with the Snow White Squadron directive.
By 1 Aug 43 A/C had been transferred to the 344th BS and was flown on the low level Ploesti mission by the Donald Johnson crew.
It's operational career ended 23 Feb 44.
Assignments: "S" in 343rd from 13 Mar thru 30 May 43 and "I" in 344th from 1 Aug 43 thru 23 Feb 44.
Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
Pilot B-24 #42-23795 'Sneezy' flew on the 1 Aug 43 low level Ploesti mission. Returned safely to Libya.
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...
|Assigned||Benghazi, Libya||3 March 1943|
343rd BS, 98th BG, 9th AF.
|Assigned||Benghazi, Libya||30 May 1943|
344th BS, 98th BG, 9th AF.
|Survived Ploesti||Ploiești, Romania||1 August 1943|
1 Aug 43 A/C was flown on the low level Ploesti mission by the Donald Johnson crew. Returned safely to Libya.
|Retired from Operations||Benghazi, Libya||23 February 1944|
Operational career ended 23 Feb 44.