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James H Altizer


Was on 1 Aug '43 Ploesti raid and was interned in Turkey for a while. Abandoned the mission to the a/c factory at Gotha, GR due to a fuel leak and crashed in the woods at Bad Kissinger District, Bavaria, GR.

On 24 Feb 1944 in B-24J 42-110236. Prisoner of War (POW).



Units served with

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

  • 409th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-110236

    B-24 Liberator

  • 41-23754 'Teggie Ann' 'Little Lady'

    B-24 Liberator
    'Little Lady' survived the Ploesti bomb run but was so damaged that it was crash landed just over the border into Turkey. All the crew survived the landing and were amazed that the plane did not explode or catch fire because of all the holes. The said...


  • 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...


Event Location Date
Born Charleston, West Virginia
Interned 1 August 1943
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 24 February 1944


Date Contributor Update
25 September 2019 14:54:19 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography, events, aircraft associations and mission associations

Ploesti Sortie Reports, 93rd Bomb Group

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:25 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2906 / MACR 2906/ Ploesti by Dugan & Stewart, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database