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Ralph W Egle


Killed in Action on 8/1/43 while TDY to 9th AF for Ploesti Raid in B-24 'Lady Jane' 42-40804.



  • 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

    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



  • 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....


Event Location Date
Born Stratton, NE 69043, USA 24 November 1917
Enlisted Omaha, NE, USA 28 March 1942
Killed in action Ploiești, Romania 1 August 1943
Buried Hitchcock County, NE, USA 1949

Eden Cemetery
Hitchcock County
Nebraska, USA


Date Contributor Update
30 August 2019 11:45:02 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and events

Ploesti Sortie Reports, 93rd Bomb Group

Date Contributor Update
30 August 2016 23:39:33 466thHistorian Changes to service number, events, person associations, place associations and mission associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:54 AAM AAM ingest

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