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B-24D Liberator #42-40246 'Thunder Mug' and crew.
Standing (L-R)
Stanley Valcik, Hubert R. Tardif, William Schrampf, Russell D. Longnecker - Pilot
Kneeling (L-R)
Edward A. Sand, Howard Teague, J. C. Pinson, Bernard Strnad, Leonard J. Dougal, Aloysios G. Cunningham

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. ...

  • 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...

  • 328th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Aloysius Cunningham

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 42-40246.

  • Leonard Dougal

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 42-40246.

  • Russell Longnecker

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 42-40246.

  • J Pinson

    Military
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 42-40246.

  • Edward Sand

    Military

  • William Schrampf

    Military
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 42-40246.

  • Bernard Strnad

    Military | Technical Sergeant
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 42-40246.

  • Hubert Tardif

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Hit by flak that knocked off the tail section on a mission to V-sites near Siracourt, FR on 11 Feb 1944, B-24D #42-63978 'Lonesome Polecat' crashed near Dieppe, FR. Killed in Action (KIA). AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

  • Howard Teague

    Military | Captain | Squadron Bombardier
    In Bombardiering school, chosen as class commander and chosen to represent school in National Bombing Olympics in Carlsbad NM. Flew mission on D-Day - dropped bombs by radar. participated in 2000 plane raid on Berlin. As lead Bombardier bombed at low...

  • Howard Teague

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 42-40246.

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Aircraft

  • 42-40246 'Thunder Mug'

    B-24 Liberator
    Flew in 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid returning safely to Libya. Landing accident Nr Bedford due to mechanical / material failure 30th Oct 43, pilot Lt Frank Kilcheski, two crew KIFA. Salvaged on Oct 10, 1943.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 April 2015 18:26:58 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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