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Gerald L Ahlquist

Military

Flew Ploesti raid on 1 Aug 43

Service

Units served with

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

  • 330th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-40969 'Big Noise'

    B-24 Liberator
    Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, aborting before target, pilot John W Emmons. Landed in Switzerland after completing the bomb run on Friedrichshafen, Germany on 16 Mar 44. Crew Interned.

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 B-24s that took part in the raid 167 managed to attack their targets. 57 B...

Events

Event Location Date
Born No St Paul, Minnesota

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 October 2019 11:56:19 general ira snapsorter Changes to unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Ploesti Sortie Reports, 93rd Bomb Group

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:22 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ploesti by Dugan and Stewart

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