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B-24D Bomber Approaches Ploesti, Operation Tidal Wave Aug 1, 1943




  • Gilbert Hadley

    Military | First Lieutenant | B-24D Pilot
    First Lieutenant Gilbert B. Hadley was a B-24 pilot and was killed participating in Operation Tidal Wave, the mission to knock out the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania. Hadley was assigned to the 9th Air force, the 98th Bombing Group known as 'The...


  • 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 B24Ds that took part in the raid 167 managed to attack their targets. 57...


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