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'Hail Columbia''s Ploesti Mission Officers' Flight Crew : From left - Copilot Lt. John S. Young - Bombardier Lt. Harold Korger - Navigator Lt. Norman Whalen, August, 1943.

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Units

  • 9th Air Force
  • 344th Bomb Squadron

    344th Bomb Squadron


    Established as a B-24 Liberator heavy bomb squadron and trained by Third Air Force. Deployed to Egypt in June 1942 over South Atlantic Transport Route transiting from Morrison Field, Florida though the Caribbean to Brazil; performed trans-Atlantic...

  • 98th Bomb Group

    98th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 98th trained for bombardment missions with B-24 Liberators during the first half of 1942. ...

People

  • 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 Pilot
    Lieutenant John S. Young from Dallas Texas was a B-24D Liberator bomber pilot with the 9th Air Force, 98th Bomb Group and the 344th Bombing Squadron, based at Cairo, Egypt, Tobruk, and Benghazi, Libya, in the Mediterranean theatre 1942-3. ...

Aircraft

  • 41-11768 'Kickapoo'

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D Liberator #41-11768, 'KICKAPOO', was piloted by Lt. John S. Young from Dallas, Texas as part of the 9th Air Force, the 98th Bomb Group, and the 344th Bombing Squadron, which arrived in North Africa in early 1943. This airplane and was...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 August 2019 13:52:30 Emily Changes to caption, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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Removed associations not depicted in image

Date Contributor Update
06 August 2019 06:50:57 Kickapoo Changes to unit associations
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John S. Young, Jr. - personal archive

Date Contributor Update
06 August 2019 06:48:45 Kickapoo Changes to caption, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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John S. Young, Jr. - personal archive

Date Contributor Update
10 July 2019 10:03:58 general ira snapsorter Changes to person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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Removed associations not depicted in image.

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

Anatomy Of A Disaster - Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg ---- Black Sunday - Michael Hill ---- Into The Fire - Duane Schultz ---- TogetherWeServed.com ---- FindAGrave.com ---- Personal Archives - John S. Young

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