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Chester E Spurrier

Military

Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 42-40807.

Service

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

  • 42-40807

    B-24 Liberator
    This was Capt. Chester Spurrier's "regular" aircraft. Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Chester E Spurrier, returning safely to Libya. Briefly a 93rd BG aircraft in June 1943. It was lost in combat on February 24, 1944 while being...

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 Carthage, Missouri

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 December 2019 15:10:17 general ira snapsorter Changes to highest rank, role, biography, unit associations and mission associations
Sources

Ploesti Sortie Reports, 389th Bomb Group

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

389th BG Roster / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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