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"Hail Columbia''s Ploesti Crew : From left - Copilot Lt. John Young - Bombardier Lt. Harold Korger - Navigator Lt. Norman Whalen August 1943 Not pictured : Command Pilot Col John R. Kane




  • Harold Korger

    Military | Colonel | Bombardier Navigator
    Lt. Harold Korger was a bombardier in the 344th Bombardment Squadron, 98th Bomb Group, 9th Air Force. He flew on the famous mission, Operation Tidal Wave, Aug 1, 1943, to knock out the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania. ...

  • Norman Whalen

    Military | Major | Navigator / Nose Gunner
    Norman Whalen joined the Army Air Corps in 1941. After graduating from Navigator School in Monroe, Louisiana, he received his commission as a Second Lieutenant and was assigned to the 9th Air force, the 98th Bomb Group, and the 344th Bombing Squadron...

  • John Young

    Military | Major | B-24 Command Bomber Pilot
    Lieutenant John S. Young from Dallas Texas was a WWII B-24D Liberator bomber pilot with the 9th Air Force, the "Force For Freedom", the 98th Bomb Group the, "Pyramiders", and the 344th Bombing Squadron, based at Cairo, Egypt, Tobruk, and Benghazi,...


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10 July 2019 10:03:58 general ira snapsorter Changes to person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

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07 July 2019 21:44:04 Kickapoo Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

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