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41-24147

B-24 Liberator

Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, pilot Major Ramsey D. Potts, returning safely to Libya. After returning to England, failed to return from mission, shot down by FW-190s and crashed west of Herxheim, Germany, on a mission to Furth, Germany, 25th Feb 1944, Pilot David W Thompson, MACR 2924.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

  • 330th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Edward Bagby

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group

  • Henry Clauser

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group

  • Herman Clay

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Flew on famous Ploesti raid of 1 Aug '43

  • Felton Croswell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    flew in famous Ploesti raid of 1 Aug 43

  • Claude Culpepper

    Military | Captain | Bombardier / Navigator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Flew on famous Ploesti raid of 1 Aug '43.

  • John Glucs

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    John D Glucs was the right waist gunner on board 41-24147 "The Duchess" Shot down by FW190s West of Herxheim, Germany on a mission to Furth, Germany, 25th Feb 1944, ...

  • Charles Huffman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-24298) nicknamed "Queenie". Later went with Deputy Chief of Staff/Intelligence Hq USAF (Europe)

  • James Ivain

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 93rd Bomb Group

  • Miles League

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Pilot 42-40610, flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, returning safely to Libya. ...

  • Thomas McDermott

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group

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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 B-24s that took part in the raid 167 managed to attack their targets. 57 B...

Events

Event Location Date
Survived Ploesti Ploiești, Romania 1 August 1943

Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, pilot Ramsey D Potts, returning safely to Libya.

Failed to Return (FTR) Herxheim bei Landau/Pfalz, Germany 25 February 1944

Back flying from England, failed to Return, shot down by FW-190s and crashed west of Herxheim, Germany, on a mission to Furth, Germany, 25th Feb 1944, Pilot David W. Thompson, MACR 2924.

Assigned Benghazi, Libya

330th BS, 93rd BG, 8th AF. TDY 9th AF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2019 10:34:34 Kickapoo Changes to description and events
Sources

Black Sunday - Michael Hill

Date Contributor Update
16 April 2015 10:58:56 Al_Skiff Changes to description, events and person associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 10:44:25 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com

Date Contributor Update
13 November 2014 00:52:53 davet2020 Changes to nicknames
Sources

Father was pilot

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 2924 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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