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Uzal G Ent

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Uzal Girard Ent was an American Army Air Forces officer who served as the commander of the Ninth and subsequently Second Air Force during World War II. Flew on the Aug 1, 1943 Ploesti oil refinery raid. In October 1944, was seriously injured in the crash of a B-25 on takeoff at the Fort Worth Army Airfield, Texas. Paralyzed from the waist down he learned to walk again using braces. Retired (disability in line of duty) in 1946 with the rank of major general. Dying in 1948.

Service

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-40664 'Honey Chile' 'Teggie Ann'

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 Liberator #4240664 'Teggie Ann' 'Honey Chile' 515th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF a participant of the 1st Aug Ploesti raid. Survived the raid to return to base at Benghazi, Libya. ...

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 B24Ds that took part in the raid 167 managed to attack their targets. 57...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Northumberland, PA, USA 3 March 1900

March 3, 1900, Northumberland, PA, USA

Held Command Benghazi, Libya February 1943 – December 1943

Held Command of Ninth Air Force

Held Command December 1943 – October 1944

Held Command of 2nd air Force

Crashed WIA Fort Worth, TX, USA October 1944

In October 1944, was seriously injured in the crash of a B-25 on takeoff at the Fort Worth Army Airfield, Texas. Paralyzed from the waist down he learned to walk again using braces.

Retired 1946

Retired (disability in line of duty) in 1946 with the rank of major general.

Died Denver, CO, USA 5 March 1948

Fitzsimons General Hospital in Denver, Colorado, on March 5, 1948.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 February 2019 04:51:58 Kickapoo Changes to biography
Sources

Black Sunday - Michael Hill

Date Contributor Update
29 March 2015 20:41:58 Al_Skiff Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

http://en.wikipedia.org/ USAAF Photo.

Date Contributor Update
29 March 2015 20:39:02 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

http://en.wikipedia.org/ USAAF Photo.

Date Contributor Update
29 March 2015 20:37:16 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, mission associations and media associations
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http://en.wikipedia.org/ USAAF Photo.

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