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42-40804

B-24 Liberator

Crashed near Ploestiori village north of Concordia-Vega refineries 1st Aug 43, 9 KIA, 1 POW . MACR 328.

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...

  • 329th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Ernest Baron

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on 8/1/43 while TDY to 9thAF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Lady Jane' #4240804

  • Ralph Egle

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action on 8/1/43 while TDY to 9th AF for Ploesti Raid in B-24 'Lady Jane' 42-40804.

  • Anthony Galasso

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action on 8/1/43 while TDY to 9thAF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Lady Jane' 42-40804. ...

  • Carl Israel

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action on 8/1/43 while TDY to 9thAF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Lady Jane' 42-40804.

  • Vernie Johnson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action 1 August 1943 while TDY to 9thAF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Lady Jane' 42-40804. ...

  • Leonard Kramp

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action 1 August 1943 while on TDY to 9thAF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Lady Jane' 42- 40804. DFC/ AM/ PH

  • William Meehan

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 1 August 1943 while on TDY to 9thAF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Lady Jane' 42-40804 DFC/ AM/ PH

  • George Parker

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    Missions flown from February to April 1945. AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster

  • George Parker

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action on 8/1/43 while TDY to 9thAF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Lady Jane' 42-40804.

  • Pharis Weekley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action 1 August 1943 on Ploesti raid while TDY to 9thAF in B-24 'Lady Jane' 42-40804. DFC/ AM/ PH

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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
Failed to Return (FTR) Ploieștiori, Romania 1 August 1943

Crashed near Ploestiori village north of Concordia-Vega refineries 9 KIA, 1 POW . MACR 328.

Assigned Benghazi, Libya

329th BS, 93rd BG, 8th AF. TDY 9th AF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 April 2015 10:44:04 Al_Skiff Changes to events and person associations
Sources

AAM Database.

Date Contributor Update
16 March 2015 16:06:02 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, description, events, unit associations and mission associations
Sources

AAM Database.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:52 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 328 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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