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Louis Robert Quaglino

Military

Lt. Louis R. Quaglino was reassigned (TDY) to the 415th Bomb Squadron, the 98th Bomb Group, in the 9th Air Force, USAAF, as copilot of the B-24D Liberator, 41-11817, with his pilot, Lt. Andrew Opsata. Lt. Quaglino, flying, Stinger, participated in the Ploesti oil refinery bombing mission, returning safely to Libya with only one crew member WIA. 1 Aug, 1943.

Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Donald Di Coscoe

    Military | Second Lieutenant | B-24 Bombardier | 98th Bomb Group
    Lt. Donold Di Coscoe was a B-24D bombardier on the B-24D Liberator, 41-11817, Stinger, assigned (TDY) to the 415th Bomb Squadron, the 98th Bomb Group, in the 9th Air Force. He participated in Operation Tidal Wave, the bombing mission to destroy the...

  • Howard LaLonde

    Military | Major | B-24D Navigator | 389th Bomb Group
    Major Howard J. LaLonde was a B-24 navigator, originally assigned and deployed to the 389th Bomb Group, and the 8th Air Force in Hethel, Britain in Lt. Robert Wright's crew in, Old Blister Butt. He was, then, detached and deployed (TDY) to the 415th...

  • Andrew Opsata

    Military | First Lieutenant | B-24 Command Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Lt. Andrew Opsata was a B-24D Command pilot who flew the B-24D Liberator, 41-11817, Stinger, with his Copilot Lt. Louis Quaglino, and Bombardier Lt. Don Di Coscoe, on Operation Tidal Wave, assigned to the 389th Bomb Group, the 8th Air Force,...

  • Louis Quaglino

    Military | Second Lieutenant | B-24 Co-Pilot | 98th Bomb Group
    Lt. Louis R. Quaglino was reassigned (TDY) to the 415th Bomb Squadron, the 98th Bomb Group, in the 9th Air Force, USAAF, as copilot of the B-24D Liberator, 41-11817, with his pilot, Lt. Andrew Opsata. Lt. Quaglino, flying, Stinger, participated in...

  • Robert Wright

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Lt. Robert Lee Wright took part in Operation Tidal Wave, on Ploesti, Romania, flying the B-24D Liberator 42-40776, Old Blister Butt with his Copilot Lt. Fred Sayre. Upon Leaving the target area at Campina, Lt. Wright and Old Blister Butt's crew saw...

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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

  • 41-11817 Stinger

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D Liberator, 41-11817, named, Stinger, was flown on Operation Tidal Wave, the bombing mission to destroy the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania, by Pilot Lt. Andrew Opsata and copilot Lt. Louis R. Quaglino, with their Bombardier, Lt. Donald Di...

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...

Associated Place

  • Lete

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born New York 12 March 1919
Enlisted Camp Upton, Yaphank, NY 7 June 1941

Camp Upton, Yaphank, New York

Assigned Benghazi, Libya 1943 – 1944

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

Survived Ploesti Ploiești, Romania 1 August 1943

Co Pilot of B-24 Liberator 41-11817 'Stinger' participated in the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid returning safely to Libya with only one crewmember WIA.

Died 6 October 1975
Buried Santa Fe National Cemetery Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, NM 11 October 1975

Santa Fe National Cemetery
Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 September 2021 16:57:45 Kickapoo Changes to biography
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Date Contributor Update
16 September 2021 16:56:11 Kickapoo Changes to biography, person associations and place associations
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Date Contributor Update
16 September 2021 06:16:17 Kickapoo Changes to role, biography and person associations
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Date Contributor Update
30 January 2021 12:24:58 Al_Skiff Changes to events
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https://www.98bg.org/quaglino-louis-q-354-98bg.cfm
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/3878854/louis-robert-quaglin

Date Contributor Update
30 January 2021 11:19:03 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, role, biography, awards and events
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https://www.98bg.org/quaglino-louis-q-354-98bg.cfm
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/3878854/louis-robert-quaglin

Date Contributor Update
17 April 2020 19:58:03 jmoore43 Changes to biography and unit associations
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Added connections to the 415 BS & 98 BG mentioned in the events section.
Added a space to the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
25 March 2020 23:00:15 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
30 March 2015 18:32:27 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, aircraft associations, mission associations and media associations
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