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"White crosses mark the graves of American soldiers in a military cemetery somewhere in North Africa. 8 November 1943."

L-R: Robert J Nespor, Thurman L Ward, John C. Riley, Darmond R Massort, Edward J Suwa, John P D'Amour, George W Lawlor.

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  • John D'Amour

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner
    Crew member of B-24 liberator 41-11768 'Kickapoo' of 344th BS, 98th BG, 9th AF. Crashed shortly after take-off for the 1-Aug-43 low-level Ploesti, Romania mission. She lost an engine just after getting airborne and then caught fire while banking back...

  • George Lawlor

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist gunner
    Crew member B-24 liberator 41-11768 'Kickapoo' of 344th BS, 98th BG, 9th AF. Crashed shortly after take-off for the August 1, 43 low-level Ploesti, Romania mission. She lost an engine just after getting airborne and then caught fire while banking back...

  • Robert Nespor

    Military | First Lieutenant | B-24 Command Pilot
    1st Lt. Robert James Nespor, Jr. was a B-24D command bomber pilot in the 9th Air Force, the 98th Bombardment Group, "The Pyramiders", and the 330th Bombing Squadron. For the huge mission to bomb the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania, on Operation...

  • John Riley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Lt. John Clark Riley was a B-24 pilot in the 9th Air Force, the 93rd Bomb Group, and the 330th Bomb Squadron at Benghazi, Libya, in the Mediterranean theater during WWII. Riley and his crew from the 93rd Bomb Group were placed on temporary duty with...

  • Thurman Ward

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Bombardier B-24 liberator 41-11768 'Kickapoo' of 344th BS, 98th BG, 9th AF. Crashed shortly after take-off for the August 1, 43 low-level Ploesti, Romania mission. She lost an engine just after getting airborne and then caught fire while banking back...

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Date Contributor Update
04 January 2021 11:24:55 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
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Date Contributor Update
04 January 2021 10:49:46 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption and person associations
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