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Horace H Christensen

Military

Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 42-40793.

See Chapter 3 : "Ploesti" at http://www.lipper.cc/8th_AF/Chris/Chris_Chapt3.html by Author: H.H. "Chris" Christensen .

Flew assembly B-24 Green Dragon.

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

  • 42-40793 'Blonds Away'

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

  • 41-23683 "Jo-Jo's Special Delivery" 'Green Dragon'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 329BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 389BG, 8AF USAAF. When Jo-Jo's Special Delivery became war weary, it was turned into an assembly ship for the 389BG it was named Green Dragon and painted with alternating diagonal green and yellow...

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 Ritchfield, Utah

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 November 2019 14:52:04 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and mission associations
Sources

Author: H.H. "Chris" Christensen at http://www.lipper.cc/8th_AF/Chris/Chris_Chapt3.html;
Ploesti Sortie Reports, 389th Bomb Group

Date Contributor Update
11 April 2016 05:24:13 ScottSmith Changes to biography
Sources

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit History & p230 in the book SECOND AIR DIVISION edited by Randy Baumgardner, D790.A2S45

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