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B-24 Liberator #41-23699 'Lemon Drop' one of the original 9 aircraft that the 68th BS brought to the UK. She became the group assembly ship and was scrapped 1 Jun 45, after failing the POM inspection.

Connections

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 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...

  • 68th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-23699 'Lemon Drop'

    B-24 Liberator
    Consolidated B-24D-1-CO Liberator (s/n 41-23699) named "Lemon Drop" from the 68th BS, 44th BG, 8th AF. This was one of the original 9 aircraft flown to England by the 68th BS and was a veteran of the Aug 1, 43 low-level mission to Ploesti Romania ...

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...

Locations

  • Shipdham

    Military site : airfield
    Shipdham was built in 1941-1942, the first US heavy bomber airfield in the English county of Norfolk. It was a standard design, with T2-type hangars and a domestic site dispersed to the south east. Improvements were carried out to increase the number...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 April 2015 11:10:27 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
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