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41-23733

B-24 Liberator

B-24 Liberator #41-23733 'Skipper' 344th BS, 98th BG, 9th AF.
Originally 'Skippy' in 344th BS, 98th BG (J), then "The Toonerville Trolley" artwork was added. Renamed to 'Skipper' after transfer to 425th BS, 451st BG.
Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by George D Colchagoff, aborting before the target due to mechanical difficulties, returning to Libya.

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

Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by George D Colchagoff, aborting before the target due to mechanical difficulties, returning to Libya

Assigned Benghazi, Libya

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

Assigned Benghazi, Libya

425th BS, 451st BG, 9th AF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 April 2015 13:04:32 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 / http://www.freewebs.com

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