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41-23933

B-24 Liberator

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.

Service

Units

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    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 Bomb Squadron

    567th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    567th Bombardment Squadron, 24 December 1942 - 13 September 1945 ...

  • 8th Air Force

People

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 Stanislaus J Podolak, diverted to Cyprus.

Assigned Benghazi, Libya

565th BS, 389th BG, 8th AF. TDY 9th AF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
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
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