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41-24023

B-24 Liberator

B-24 Liberator #41-24023 'Fertile Myrtle' 415th BS, 98th BG, 9th AF, flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid, piloted by Herbert I Shingler, returning safely to Libya.
19th Aug 43. En route to the target, the plane began smoking from the engines, after which it went into a dive and crashed into the ground and exploded. Pilot Ralph F. Wiesenberg. Italy. 10 KIA. MACR 325.
Crew:
2nd/Lt Joseph M. Gares Nav, 2nd/Lt James R. Curtis Bombardier, 2nd/Lt James H. Devers, Jr Co Pilot 2nd/Lt Ralph F. Wiesenberg Pilot, T/Sgt Orville K. Nicholson, T/Sgt Cedric J. Rougier, S/Sgt Harry L. Fischer Gunner, S/Sgt Marcel G. Parker Gunner, S/Sgt John A. Summers Gunner, S/Sgt Patrick L. Burke Gunner.

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 raid, piloted by Herbert I Shingler, returning safely to Libya.

Failed To Return FTR Italy 19 August 1943

19th Aug 43. En route to the target, the plane began smoking from the engines, after which it went into a dive and crashed into the ground and exploded. Pilot Ralph F. Wiesenberg. Italy. 10 KIA. MACR 325.

Assigned Benghazi, Libya

415th BS, 98th BG, 9th AF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 April 2015 15:03:48 Al_Skiff Changes to description and events
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Date Contributor Update
20 April 2015 14:46:14 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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