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B-24D-5-CO #41-23754 "Teggie Ann"
93rd BG - 409th BS

Shot down on the Operation Tidal Wave mission to Ploesti. Crash landed in Turkey.

Connections

Units

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

  • 409th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-23754 'Teggie Ann' 'Little Lady'

    B-24 Liberator
    'Little Lady' survived the Ploesti bomb run but was so damaged that it was crash landed just over the border into Turkey. All the crew survived the landing and were amazed that the plane did not explode or catch fire because of all the holes. The said...

Locations

  • Hardwick

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF bomber airfield, Hardwick was used first by the 310th Bomb Group, equipped with B-25 Mitchells. In December 1943, the B-24 Liberators of the 93rd Bomb Group moved in, and remained until the end of the war, flying over 330 missions....

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 January 2016 03:36:32 466thHistorian Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Chris Brassfield

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