B-24 Liberator 41-24283 'Old Crow' flew on the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid returning safely to Libya. Scrapped after landing at Palermo, Sicily, with the left main wing spar cracked on return from the 1 Oct 43 mission to Wiener Neustadt, Austria.
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...
Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
A/C Assigned 506th BS, 44th BG, 8th AF. TDY 9th AF, Benghazi. Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, returning safely to Libya. ...
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...