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B-24 Liberator #42-40775 'Wolf Wagon' 565th BS, 389th BG, 8th AF, flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Kenneth H Matson, returning safely to Libya.
Shot down by AA 1st Oct 43 mission to Wiener-Neustadt, while being flown by the Kenneth Matson crew. 6 KIA / 4 POW. MACR 5859. The 389th BG was at that time on TDY in Tunisia in support of the invasion of Italy.

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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. ...

  • 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

Aircraft

  • 42-40775 'Wolf Wagon'

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 Liberator #42-40775 'Wolf Wagon' 565th BS, 389th BG, 8th AF, flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Kenneth H Matson, returning safely to Libya. ...

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Date Contributor Update
22 April 2015 09:27:07 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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