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William E Meehan Jr

Military

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

Service

People

  • Ernest Baron

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on 8/1/43 while TDY to 9thAF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Lady Jane' #4240804

  • Ralph Egle

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action on 8/1/43 while TDY to 9th AF for Ploesti Raid in B-24 'Lady Jane' 42-40804.

  • Anthony Galasso

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action on 8/1/43 while TDY to 9thAF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Lady Jane' 42-40804. ...

  • Carl Israel

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action on 8/1/43 while TDY to 9thAF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Lady Jane' 42-40804.

  • Vernie Johnson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action 1 August 1943 while TDY to 9thAF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Lady Jane' 42-40804. ...

  • Leonard Kramp

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action 1 August 1943 while on TDY to 9thAF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Lady Jane' 42- 40804. DFC/ AM/ PH

  • George Parker

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action on 8/1/43 while TDY to 9thAF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Lady Jane' 42-40804.

  • Pharis Weekley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action 1 August 1943 on Ploesti raid while TDY to 9thAF in B-24 'Lady Jane' 42-40804. DFC/ AM/ PH

  • Laurence Yates

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War. Crashed on 8/1/43 while on TDY to 9thAF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Lady Jane' 42-40804. Yates was the only survivor from his crew.

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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 Illinois 12 August 1919
Lived in Chicago, IL, USA 1941
Killed in action Ploieștiori 107071, Romania 1 August 1943

Missing Air Crew Report Details
USAAF MACR#:
Target: Concordia Vega (Target White 2) Ploesti
Date Lost: 1-AUG-43
Serial Number:42-40804
Aircraft Model B-24D
Aircraft Letter:
Aircraft Name: THE LADY JANE / BERTHA
Location: crashed near Ploestiori village north of Concordia-Vega refineries 10crew , 9KIA, 1POW .

Buried 1945

Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial
Neuville-en-Condroz
Arrondissement de Liège
Liège, Belgium
Plot: Plot C Row 7 Grave 23

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 August 2019 11:39:49 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography, events and mission associations
Sources

Ploesti Sortie Reports, 93rd Bomb Group

Date Contributor Update
31 August 2016 00:58:33 466thHistorian Changes to events and place associations
Sources

http://www.fieldsofhonor-database.com/index.php/american-war-cemetery-ar...
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Meehan&GSfn=Willia...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:56 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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