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B-24D Liberator, 41-11768, Kickapoo, Lt. John Young's regularly flown aircraft. Assigned to the 344th Bomb Squadron, the, 98th Bomb Group, in the 9th Air Force, based in Benghazi, Libya. Kickapoo, 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. : Lt. Russel Polivka and SSgt Eugene Garner

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Units

  • 9th Air Force
  • 98th Bomb Group

    98th Bomb Group

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

  • 344th Bomb Squadron

    344th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    The 344th Bombing Squadron was first activated at MacDill Field, Florida as one of the original three squadrons assigned to the 98th Bombardment Group. The 344th soon moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana, where it began to train as a Consolidated B-24...

Aircraft

  • 41-11768 Kickapoo

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D Liberator, 41-11768, named, Kickapoo, was piloted by Lt. John S. Young from Dallas, Texas as part of the 9th Air Force, the 98th Bomb Group, and the 344th Bombing Squadron, which arrived in North Africa in early 1943. This airplane was...

Locations

  • Lete

    Military site : airfield

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 October 2021 05:43:31 Kickapoo Changes to caption
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Spelling - Kickapoo

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12 October 2021 05:42:13 Kickapoo Changes to caption, person associations and mission associations
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Personal Archives - Kickapoo

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15 December 2020 14:47:40 general ira snapsorter Changes to person associations and mission associations
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Removed associations not depicted in the image. Associated content should be added to the AIRCRAFT and/or PERSON records.

Date Contributor Update
15 December 2020 09:58:49 Kickapoo Changes to collection, person associations, place associations and mission associations
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John S Young Jr - personal archives

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29 August 2020 13:43:58 general ira snapsorter Changes to person associations
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Removed associated person - not depicted in the image.

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12 August 2019 11:19:46 general ira snapsorter Changes to person associations, place associations and mission associations
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Removed associations not depicted in image.

Date Contributor Update
11 August 2019 20:09:10 Kickapoo Changes to caption and person associations
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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
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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
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http://www.b24bestweb.com

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