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42-40657

B-24 Liberator

B-24 Liberator #42-40657 'G I Ginnie', 514th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF, flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Norman C Appold, returning safely to Libya.
28th Dec 43 mission, target Vicenza marshaling yards, Italy, shot down by fighters, pilot Lt Clifford Wendell, 2 KIA / 8 POW. MACR 1588.
"The 376th BG proceed to target alone and without fighter support, they are swarmed by German fighters and lose 10 ships and many casualties on this mission".

Service

Units

  • 376th Bomb Group

    376th Bomb Group

    Group
    Constituted as 376th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 Oct 1942 and activated in Palestine on 31 Oct. Began combat immediately, using B-24 aircraft. Operated with Ninth AF from bases in the Middle East, Nov 1942-Sep 1943, and with Twelfth AF from Tunisia...

  • 9th Air Force

People

  • Norman Appold

    Military | Colonel | B-24 Command Pilot | 376th Bomb Group
    Norman Appold graduated from the Aviation Cadet Training Program in 1942, commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant. After completing pilot training, he served as a B-24 pilot in the 376th Bomb Group Association, completing 63 missions. ...

  • John Young

    Military | Major | B-24 Bomber Pilot | 376th Bomb Group
    Lieutenant John S. Young from Dallas Texas was a WWII B-24D Liberator bomber pilot with the 9th Air Force, the "Force For Freedom", the 98th Bomb Group the, "Pyramiders", and the 344th Bombing Squadron, based at Cairo, Egypt, Tobruk, and Benghazi,...

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 Norman C Appold, returning safely to Libya.

Failed To Return FTR Vicenza VI, Italy 28 December 1943

28th Dec 43 mission, target Vicenza marshaling yards, Italy, shot down by fighters, pilot Lt Clifford Wendell, 2 KIA / 8 POW. MACR 1588.

Assigned Benghazi, Libya

514th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 November 2018 07:25:10 Kickapoo Changes to person associations and place associations
Sources

Black Sunday - Michael Hill

Date Contributor Update
27 April 2015 18:09:50 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, events, unit associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com / http://www.freewebs.com / http://www.armyaircorps-376bg.com / http://www.findagrave.com / http://usaafdata.com / http://www.aviationarchaeology.com / MACR 1588

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