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B-24 Liberator #42-40402 'The Sandman' 98th Bomb Group 344th Bombing Squadron piloted by Lt. Robert Sternfels flying just behind 'Hail Columbia' on the bomb run on White IV over Ploesti Aug 1, 1943



  • 344th Bomb Squadron

    344th Bomb Squadron

    Established as a B-24 Liberator heavy bomb squadron and trained by Third Air Force. Deployed to Egypt in June 1942 over South Atlantic Transport Route transiting from Morrison Field, Florida though the Caribbean to Brazil; performed trans-Atlantic...

  • 98th Bomb Group

    98th Bomb Group

    The 98th trained for bombardment missions with B-24 Liberators during the first half of 1942. ...

  • 9th Air Force



  • 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...


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Date Contributor Update
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Anatomy Of A Disaster - Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg ---- Black Sunday - Michael Hill ---- Into The Fire - Duane Schultz ---- ---- ---- Personal Archives - John S. Young, Jr.

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11 March 2015 19:26:29 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

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