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Captain John S. Young copilot of the 'Hail Columbia' with Col. John R. Kane on the mission to bomb Ploesti, August 1, 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

  • 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. ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 August 2019 09:27:38 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
21 August 2019 08:31:55 Kickapoo Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Ploesti Anatomy Of A Disaster - Gen Hoyt S. Vandenberg ---- Black Sunday - Michael Hill ---- John S. Young, Jr. - personal archives

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