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B-24 Liberator #42-40795 'Golden Sandstorm' 565th BS, 389th BG, 8th AF, flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, returning to Libya.
Originally flown by the James Tolleson crew (shown above) on the Ploesti mission. Shot down 29th Jan 44 to Frankfurt while being flown by the Stan Podolak crew, with all taken 10 POW.

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Units

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 565th Bomb Squadron

People

  • James Tolleson

    Military | Major | Command Pilot
    Went down on 7 Apr 45 in B-24 44-49533, they were Deputy Lead, the plane suffered major damage after being hit by a German fighter and crew was unable to bail out. The 2 pilots were cast out of the plane as it began to disintegrate, Tolleson and Kunkel...

Aircraft

  • 42-40795 'Golden Sandstorm'

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 Liberator #42-40795 'Golden Sandstorm' 565th BS, 389th BG, 8th AF, flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by James F Tolleson, returning to Libya. ...

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Date Contributor Update
23 January 2019 12:19:19 Emily Changes to unit associations and mission associations
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Removed associations not depicted in image

Date Contributor Update
21 April 2015 23:36:42 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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