B-24 Liberator #41-23933 'Sweet Adeline II' 565th BS, 389th BG, 8th AF and crew, flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Stanislaus J Podolak, diverted to Cyprus.
The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...
567th Bombardment Squadron, 24 December 1942 - 13 September 1945 ...
Military | Captain | Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
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...
|Survived Ploesti||Ploiești, Romania||1 August 1943|
Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Stanislaus J Podolak, diverted to Cyprus.
565th BS, 389th BG, 8th AF. TDY 9th AF.
|25 April 2015 09:39:18||Al_Skiff||Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, events, unit associations, person associations, mission associations and media associations|