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James H Marrah

Military

Assigned to 415BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti raid in B-24 Liberator 42-40520 'Yen Tu' 1-Aug-43; hit by flak and with wounded crew pressed on to bomb target, pilots climbed to allow bale out of crew then crashed at Barcanesti Romania, Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 176.

Awards: DFC, AM, PH.

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  • Edward McGuire

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 98th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 415BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti raid in B-24 Liberator 42-40520 'Yen Tu' 1-Aug-43; hit by flak and with wounded crew pressed on to bomb target, pilots climbed to allow bale out of crew then crashed at Barcanesti,...

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Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 98th Bomb Group

    98th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 98th trained for bombardment missions with B-24 Liberators during the first half of 1942. ...

  • 415th Bomb Squadron

    415th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Established as a B-24 Liberator reconnaissance squadron in early 1942. Engaged initially in antisubmarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; redesignated as a heavy bomb squadron and trained by Third Air Force. Deployed to Egypt in June 1942 over South...

Aircraft

  • 42-40520 'Yen Tu'

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 Liberator #4240520 'Yen Tu' 415th BS, 98th BG, 9th AF. Lost near the target Ploesti, Barcanesti Romania, Pilot Edward T McGuire. 7 MIA/KIA 3 POW. MACR 176.

Missions

  • Operation Tidal Wave

    1 August 1943
    Operation TIDAL WAVE. B-24D 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...

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Events

Event Location Date
Born Gallia County, OH 8 January 1921

Son of Patrick A and Elizabeth M Marrah.

Lived in Springfield, OH, USA 1941

Springfield, Ohio, USA.

Enlisted Fort Hayes, Columbus, OH 17 February 1941

Fort Hayes, Columbus, Ohio

Based Benina 1943 – 1 August 1943

Assigned to 415BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF.

Died Bărcănești, Romania 1 August 1943

Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti raid in B-24 Liberator 42-40520 'Yen Tu' 1-Aug-43; hit by flak and with wounded crew pressed on to bomb target, pilots climbed to allow bale out of crew then crashed at Barcanesti Romania, KIA MACR 176.

Buried Florence American Cemetery and Memorial 1946

Tablets of the Missing
Florence, Provincia di Firenze
Toscana, Italy.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 February 2021 19:50:25 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, events and unit associations
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21 February 2021 19:32:43 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, events and unit associations
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21 February 2021 13:24:06 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
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Date Contributor Update
28 March 2015 17:53:53 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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