Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-23809.
Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-24 42-41002. Killed in Action (KIA).
DFC/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH
Units served with
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...
Assigned 329th BS, 93rd BG, 8th AF. TDY 9th AF. Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid, aborted shortly after leaving the Libyan coast with engine trouble. Returned ETO.
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...
||Quincy, Illinois, USA
|Killed in Action (KIA)
||22 December 1943