A B-24 Liberator # 41-23809 'Painted Virgin' 'You Cawn't Miss It' 'Checker Board' used as a flight assembly ship by the 448th Bomb Group.
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A B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-23809) used as a flight assembly ship by the 448th Bomb Group.
Assigned 329th BS, 93rd BG, 8th AF. TDY 9th AF. Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid, aborted shortly after leaving the Libyan coast with engine trouble. Returned ETO. ...
1 August 1943
Operation TIDAL WAVE. B24D Liberators attack the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania. The bombers flew low to avoid radar detection and dropped time delayed bombs. Out of the 177 B24Ds that took part in the raid 167 managed to attack their targets. 57...
Military site : airfield
Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Seething had three concrete runways, 51 hardstandings of both loop and 'frying-pan’ types, and two T2 hangars, one on each side of the airfield. It was home to the 448th Bomb Group, equipped with...
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Roger Freeman Photo
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