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Henry A Lasco Jr


POW in Romania. Shot down on Ploesti raid while TDY to 9th AF in B-24 'Sad Sack II' 41-24153.

Transferred from 66th BS 23-Sep-44 or 30-Sep-44.


Units served with


  • 41-24153 'Sad Sack II'

    B-24 Liberator
    Failed to Return - Ploesti raid 1st Aug 43, pilot 1st Lt Henry A Lasco Jr. A/C lost as a result of AA, small arms fire and enemy fighters and belly landed with 5 crew members killed. The tail gunner, Sgt. Thomas Wood, was killed by ground fire before...


  • 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...


Event Location Date
Born Chicago, Illinois
Prisoner of war 1 August 1943


Date Contributor Update
14 April 2020 10:25:30 general ira snapsorter Changes to events and mission associations

Ploesti Sortie Reports, 44th Bomb Group

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:37 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2414, Webb Todd, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol I by Bishop & Hey p. 219; 44th Bomb Group, The Flying Eightballs, pg 20