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B-24 Liberator #42-40751 later named 'Touch of Texas' 567th BS, 389th BG, 8th AF, flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by William J Denton, returning safely to Libya.



  • 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...

  • 567th Bomb Squadron

    567th Bomb Squadron

    567th Bombardment Squadron, 24 December 1942 - 13 September 1945 ...


  • 42-40751 Touch of Texas

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D Liberator, 42-40751, later named, Touch of Texas, in the 567th Bomb Squadron, the 389th Bomb Group, and the 8th Air Force, flew on the Ploesti oil refinery mission piloted by William J. Denton, returning safely to Libya. 1 Aug 43 ...


Date Contributor Update
24 April 2015 09:46:09 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and mission associations