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Virgil J Anderhalt

Military

Shot down 20 December 1943 in B-24 42-40133. Killed in Action (KIA).

DFC/ AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

Service

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...

  • 328th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-40128 'Ball Of Fire III' / 'War Baby'

    B-24 Liberator
    Veteran of the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid, returning to Libya. Lost on 18 Nov 43, after receiving damage from attacking Me 109s after the Hjeller-Oslo, Norway mission. MACR 2187. A/C landed in Sweden and crew were interned. ...

  • 42-40133

    B-24 Liberator

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Cambridge Spring, Pennsylvania, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 20 December 1943
Buried

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 September 2019 15:18:26 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography, events, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Ploesti Sortie Reports, 93rd Bomb Group

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:33 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

ABMC; MACR 2188 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2188 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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