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41-11766

B-24 Liberator

Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Leroy B Morgan, returning to Libya, 1 KIA [T/Sgt James VanNess, NJ] and 2 WIA (2nd Lt Victor Larson - Navigator, and T/Sgt Robert L. Tipton - Engineer).

Service

Units

  • 98th Bomb Group

    98th Bomb Group

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

  • 345th Bomb Squadron

    345th Bomb Squadron

    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...

  • 9th Air Force

People

  • Victor Larson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Navigator B-24 #41-11766 'Chug A Lug' flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Leroy B Morgan, returning to Libya, WIA.

  • Robert Tipton

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Radio Operator B-24 #41-11766 'Chug A Lug' flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Leroy B Morgan, returning to Libya, WIA.

  • James VanNess

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer / Top Turret
    Crew member B-24 41-11766 'Chug A Lug', flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid. KIA

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 piloted by Leroy B Morgan, returning to Libya, 1 KIA / 2 WIA.

Assigned Benghazi, Libya

345th BS, 98th BG, 9th AF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 November 2016 05:01:53 466thHistorian Changes to production block number, nicknames and place associations
Sources

http://www.forgottenairfields.com/italy/apulia/foggia/foggia-airfield-co...

Date Contributor Update
19 April 2015 16:01:43 Al_Skiff Changes to description and events
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http://usaafdata.com / https://www.flickr.com

Date Contributor Update
19 April 2015 15:45:04 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, events, unit associations, mission associations and media associations
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http://usaafdata.com / https://www.flickr.com

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