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B-24 Liberator 42-40776 'Old Blister Butt' 564th BS, 389th BG, 8th AF, pilot Robert L Wright and crew. Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, returning safely to Libya. Maj Howard J LaLonde 3rd from left rear row.

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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...

  • 564th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Howard LaLonde

    Military | Major | Navigator
    Assigned to 389BG, 8AF. Detached to 415BS, 98BG, 9AF. 26 x combat missions. Navigator of B-24 Liberator 41-11817 'Stinger' participated in the 1-Aug-43 Ploesti oil refinery raid returning safely to Libya with only one crew member WIA. Regular A/C was...

  • Andrew Opsata

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 389BG, 8AF, detached to 514BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF. 27 x combat missions. Pilot of B-24 Liberator 41-11817 'Stinger' participated in the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid returning safely to Libya with only one crew member WIA. ...

Aircraft

  • 42-40776 'Old Blister Butt' 'Widow'

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24D Liberator #42-40776 'H' 'Old Blister Butt' 564th BS, 389th BG, 8th AF, flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Robert L Wright, returning safely to Libya. ...

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29 January 2021 14:38:26 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations
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25 April 2015 17:47:57 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and mission associations
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