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B-24D - 'The Sandman' piloted by Lt. Robert Sternfels of the 98th Bomb Group, 344th Squadron - Flying through the fires and explosions of White IV behind Col. John Kane and John Young in 'Hail Columbia' - at Ploesti, Rumania, August 1, 1943

Connections

Units

  • 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...

  • 9th Air Force

    9th Air Force

    Command

  • 98th Bomb Group

    98th Bomb Group

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

Aircraft

Missions

  • Operation Tidal Wave

    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 B-24s that took part in the raid 167 managed to attack their targets. 57 B...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 September 2019 13:00:07 general ira snapsorter Changes to person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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Removed associations not depicted in image.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2019 08:46:06 Kickapoo Changes to person associations
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Ploesti - An Anatomy Of Disaster - Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg ---- Black Sunday - Michael Hill ---- John S. Young, Jr. - personal archives

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2019 08:42:32 Kickapoo Changes to caption, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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Ploesti - An Anatomy Of Disaster - Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg ---- Black Sunday - Michael Hill ---- John S. Young, Jr. - personal archives

Date Contributor Update
06 August 2019 14:04:40 Emily Changes to unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
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Removed associations not depicted in image, and associated B-24 The Sandman

Date Contributor Update
06 August 2019 06:02:24 Kickapoo Changes to caption and unit associations
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Black Sunday - Michael Hill

Date Contributor Update
05 August 2019 06:32:26 Kickapoo Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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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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