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Liberator B-24 #4240172 'Lynn Bari II', 506th BS, 44th BG, 8th AF. Flown on the August 1, 43 low-level Ploesti mission by the crew in the photo, returning safely to Libya.

Rear L-R: S/Sgt George E Hartney, Lt Ronald S Allen, Capt William N Anderson, Lt Stanley F Olson, Lt Charles M Shaw, Cpl Victor A McMenamin.

Front L-R: Cpl Clifford C Hurst, S/Sgt Oscar Ferkauff, T/Sgt Walter N Goodson, Sgt J R Bell, S/Sgt Allie T Hearne Jr.

Connections

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. ...

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    Group
    The 492nd Bomb Group were assigned to the 8th Air Force in April 1944. They flew 60 missions over occupied Europe from 11 May 1944 until 7 August 1944. ...

  • 506th Bomb Squadron
  • 856th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Ronald Allen

    Military | Captain | Navigator
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 42-40172. ...

  • William Anderson

    Military | Major | Command Pilot
    Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. ...

  • J Bell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Assistant Engineer
    Prisoner of War (POW). October 1, 1943, when the crew was TDY to the 9th AAC, on a mission to Weiner Neustadt, B-24 ac# 42-72857 'Star Spangled Hell' was attacked by 5 ME-109's in the bomb bay target area. . A/c peeled off while still being pursued....

  • Oscar Ferkauff

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Armorer; Waist Gunner
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 42-40172. ...

  • Walter Goodson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 42-40172. ...

  • George Hartney

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 506BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 42-40172. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Allie Hearne

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 42-40172. ...

  • Clifford Hurst

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 506BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. 23 x combat missions. Fatal crash on return from Bremen in B-24 427647 13-Nov-43; Crashed into trees a mile east of base. Killed in Action (KIA) Awards: AM, PH.

  • Victor McMenamin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 42-40172. ...

  • Stanley Olson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    KIA October 1, 1943, when the crew was TDY to the 9th AAC, on a mission to Weiner Neustadt, B-24 ac# 42-72857 'Star Spangled Hell' was attacked by 5 ME-109's in the bomb bay target area. . A/c peeled off while still being pursed. After most of the...

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Aircraft

  • 42-40172 'Lynn Bari II'

    B-24 Liberator
    Flown on the August 1, 1943 low-level Ploesti mission returning safely to Libya. ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 April 2019 20:56:27 Al_Skiff Changes to caption and person associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/32145744?terms=william%20n%20anderson

Date Contributor Update
07 April 2015 21:02:04 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

USAAF Photo.

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