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Brig Gen Edward J Timberlake poses with medal recipients.
[L-R] Brig Gen Edward J Timberlake, Capt. Thomas C. Conroy and Lt Tocleson.
Conroy from the 566th BS, 389th BG was the pilot of a B-24D 42-40738 "The Oklahoman" on the Aug 1st 43 low-level mission to bomb the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania. He was forced to divert to Malta due to low fuel and damage.



  • 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

    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...

  • 566th Bomb Squadron

    566th Bomb Squadron

    Constituted 566th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 19 Dec. 1942. Activated on 24 Dec. 1942. Inactivated on 13 Sept. 1945. Campaigns: Air Offensive, Europe; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air...


  • Thomas Conroy

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot / Assistant Bomber Controller
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 42-40738. SS/ DFC w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PUC

  • Edward Timberlake

    Military | Brigadier General | Commanding General
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22 April 2015 18:08:26 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations

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