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William Alfred Apy

Military

Assigned to 329BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1-Aug-43, flying aboard B-24 Liberator 41-23809. ETD

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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 New York, NY 13 March 1921

Son of Marie and Martin V Apy

Lived in New Canaan, CT 1942
Enlisted Hartford, CT 2 January 1942

Hartford, Connecticut

Based Hardwick 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 329BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF 15 September 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died Champaign, IL 15 February 2000

15 Feb 2000
Last Residence:
Champaign, IL

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 November 2019 22:03:57 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/606505367
https://www.fold3.com/image/228188474
https://www.fold3.com/record/4397903-william-a-apy
https://www.fold3.com/record/83378410-william-a-apy
https://www.fold3.com/record/620633746-william-apy-1921

Date Contributor Update
09 October 2019 15:08:27 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography, unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Ploesti Sortie Reports, 93rd Bomb Group

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:34 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ploesti by Dugan and Stewart

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