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Albert F Trumbley

Military

Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 42-40733.

Service

People

  • Dan Craddock

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer/Top Turret Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 42-40733. His home town was Muncie, Indiana.

  • Adelbert Cross

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Command Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 42-40733.

  • Clarence Gerrick

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Born in Toledo, Ohio, where he attended St. John High School, graduating in 1935. He played basketball in high school and at the University of Toledo, where he majored in business. ...

  • Ross Koch

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 42-40733.

  • George Martin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 389th Bomb Group
    His home town was Macon, Georgia. Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 42-40733

  • Leopold Paulin

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 42-40733. Had two years of high school in Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.

  • Roy Wells

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 389th Bomb Group
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 42-40733. His hometown was Houston, Texas.

  • Sidney Westlund

    Military | First Lieutenant | bombardier | 389th Bomb Group
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 42-40733. His home town was Los Angeles, California.

  • George Wilson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 389th Bomb Group
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 42-40733. His home town was Bristol, Rhode Island.

Units served with

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 567th Bomb Squadron

    567th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    567th Bombardment Squadron, 24 December 1942 - 13 September 1945 ...

Aircraft

  • 42-40733 Virgin for Short, But Not For Long

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 Liberator 42-40733 567th BS, 389th BG, 8th AF, flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Clarence W Gerrick, returning safely to Libya. ...

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Oklahoma City

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 December 2019 12:47:50 general ira snapsorter Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.ploesti.com/roster.pdf

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