Completed 25 missions; credited for destroying 2 enemy aircrafts (ME 109 & Macchi 202) whil on an operational mission over Foggia, Italy on 16 August 1943.
AM w/5 Oak Leaf Cluster; Distinguished Unit Citation, DFC w/Oak Leaf Cluster; EAME w/5 Bronze Stars; GC
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...
Flew on the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti Mission with the 93rd BG, pilot John R Roche, returned safely to Libya. Returned to ETO. Assigned to the 466th BG to serve as their Assembly Ship.
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...
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