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B-24 Liberator #41-11768 'Kickapoo' of 344th BS, 98th BG, 9th AF. Crashed shortly after take-off for the August 1, 1943 low level Ploesti, Romania mission, initially due to loss of No 4 engine. 8 KIA , including pilots, Lt. Robert J. Nespor and Lt. John C. Riley / 2 WIA.

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Units

  • 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

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

  • 9th Air Force

People

  • John Young

    Military | Major | B-24 Command Pilot
    Lieutenant John S. Young from Dallas Texas was a B-24D Liberator bomber pilot with the 9th Air Force, 98th Bomb Group and the 344th Bombing Squadron, based at Cairo, Egypt, Tobruk, and Benghazi, Libya, in the Mediterranean theatre 1942-3. ...

Aircraft

  • 41-11768 'Kickapoo'

    B-24 Liberator
    ~ B-24D Liberator #41-11768, 'Kickapoo', of the 344th Bombing Squadron, 98th Bomb Group, 9th Air Force. This airplane was Lt. John S. Young's second regular aircraft in the Mediterranean theater after he lost his first B-24, which was shot down...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 August 2019 11:19:46 general ira snapsorter Changes to person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

Removed associations not depicted in image.

Date Contributor Update
11 August 2019 20:09:10 Kickapoo Changes to caption and person associations
Sources

Anatomy Of A Disaster - Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg ---- Black Sunday - Michael Hill ---- John S. Young, Jr. - personal archives

Date Contributor Update
11 August 2019 20:05:05 Kickapoo Changes to collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Anatomy Of A Disaster - Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg ---- Together We Served.com ---- Black Sunday - Michael Hill ---- John S. Young, Jr - personal archives

Date Contributor Update
18 April 2015 14:16:00 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com

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