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41-24310

B-24 Liberator

B-24 Liberator #41-24310 'Patches' 514th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF, flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Lt Donald P O'Sullivan, returned safely to Libya.
Shot down by Lt Emil Clade in Bf 109G-6 of JG 27/7 near Mount Parnassus, Greece 5th Oct 43. 2 KIA, 8 evaded. MACR 1097.

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

  • Charles Fegan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 376th Bomb Group
    Crew member B-24 Liberator #41-24310 'Patches' 514th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF, flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Lt Donald P O'Sullivan, returned safely to Libya. ...

  • Norman Funk

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 376th Bomb Group
    Crew member B-24 Liberator #41-24310 'Patches' 514th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF, flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Lt Donald P O'Sullivan, returned safely to Libya. ...

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 Lt Donald P O'Sullivan, returned safely to Libya.

Failed To Return FTR Parnassus, Tithorea 350 15, Greece 2 October 1943

Shot down by Lt Emil Clade in Bf 109G-6 of JG 27/7 near Mount Parnassus, Greece 5th Oct 43. 2 KIA, 8 evaded. MACR 1097.

Assigned Benghazi, Libya

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

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 April 2015 14:55:22 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://usaafdata.com / http://www.aviationarchaeology.com / MACR 1097

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