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Pharis E Weekley

Military

Killed in Action 1 August 1943 on Ploesti raid while TDY to 9thAF in B-24 'Lady Jane' 42-40804.

DFC/ AM/ PH

Service

People

  • William Meehan

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 1 August 1943 while on TDY to 9thAF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Lady Jane' 42-40804 DFC/ AM/ PH

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Units served with

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    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...

  • 329th Bomb Squadron

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...

Associated Place

  • Hardwick

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF bomber airfield, Hardwick was used first by the 310th Bomb Group, equipped with B-25 Mitchells. In December 1943, the B-24 Liberators of the 93rd Bomb Group moved in, and remained until the end of the war, flying over 330 missions....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Florida 18 June 1922
Lived in Clewiston, FL 33440, USA 1942
Enlisted MacDill Air Force Base, 6801 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33621, USA 27 March 1942
Killed in action Ploieștiori 107071, Romania 1 August 1943

Lt. Weekely appears on Tablets of the Missing at Florence American Cemetery Florence, Italy as MIA. (Find A Grave Memorial# 563673010).
He is the only member of the "LADY JANE" crew who's remains were not recovered. His Find A Grave Memorial Bougainvillea Cemetery Avon Park Highlands County Florida, USA is a Cenotaph.
2nd./Lt. Pharis E. Weekley DFC KIA
Squadron: 329TH 93rd BOMB GROUP,
Hometown: Florida
Service# O-673652
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal
Pilot 1st./Lt. William E. Meehan, DFC KIA

Buried 1945

No Known Grave
Florence American Cemetery and Memorial
Florence
Città Metropolitana di Firenze
Toscana, Italy
Plot: Tablets of the Missing at Florence American Cemetery Florence, Italy

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 August 2019 11:53:34 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and events
Sources

Ploesti Sortie Reports, 93rd Bomb Group

Date Contributor Update
31 August 2016 01:09:38 466thHistorian Changes to awards, events, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=36100880

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:27 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

ABMC MACR 328 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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