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41-11630

B-24 Liberator

B-24 Liberator #41-11630 '83' 'Kitty Quick' 515th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF. flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Jerome P DuFour returned safely to Libya. Renamed from 'Chum V'.

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...

  • 515th Bomb Squadron
  • 9th Air Force

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 Jerome P DuFour returned safely to Libya.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 December 2017 11:04:28 ED-BB Changes to unit associations
Sources

Connected Squadron with Group

Date Contributor Update
28 April 2015 13:25:29 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

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