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41-23754

B-24 Liberator

The B-24D, 41-23754, was one of two B-24Ds in the 8th Air Force, named, Teggie Ann. This one's name was later changed to, Little Lady. It should not be confused with the B-24D, 42-40664, named : Honey Chile - Liberandos - Teggie Ann - The Blue Streak.
The B-24D aircraft, 41-23754, named, Teggie Ann - Little Lady, flew on and survived the Ploesti bombing mission, but was so damaged by anti aircraft flak that it crash landed just over the border in Turkey. The crew survived the landing, amazed that the plane did not explode or catch fire because it was so shot up, it looked like a sieve. The crew was interned in Turkey. 10 INT-TURK. 1 Aug 1943.

Teggie Ann - Little Lady's crew on Operation Tidal Wave :
Gunner/Radio Operator Charles Kimtantas - -
Copilot Ed Baker - -
Pilot Dick Wilkerson - -
Bombardier Joe Silverman - -
Navigator Kenneth Hebert - -
Gunner Lalous Fultz - -
Gunner Milton Rolley - -
Gunner Granville Meske - -
Gunner Jim Altimier - -
Flight Engineer Dan Butler - -

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Aircraft

  • 42-40664 - Honey Chile - Liberandos - Teggie Ann

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, 42-40664, named, Teggie Ann, should not be mistaken for another B-24D, 41-23754, (of three) also named, Teggie Ann, that were in the 8th Air Force. Later, this, Teggie Ann, 42-40664, was changed to, Little Lady. ...

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Units

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1 Mar 42 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15 May 42. the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida, to continue advanced flight training and also to fly antisubmarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico. They...

  • 409th Bomb Squadron

People

  • James Altizer

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Was on 1 Aug '43 Ploesti raid and was interned in Turkey for a while. Abandoned the mission to the a/c factory at Gotha, GR due to a fuel leak and crashed in the woods at Bad Kissinger District, Bavaria, GR. ...

  • Edwin Baker

    Military | Captain | B-24 Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Capt. Edwin Baker was on TDY to the 9th Air Force on Operation Tidal Wave. He was interned in Turkey after the Ploesti bombing mission in the B-24D, 42-40754, Little Lady. 1 Aug, 1943.

  • Daniel Butler

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    SSgt. Daniel Butler was on TDY to the 9th Air Force, flying in the B-24, 41-23754, Little Lady, on Operation Tidal Wave to Ploesti. He and his crew were interned in Turkey after the Ploesti mission along with the Little Lady. 1 Aug, 1943 ...

  • Lalouse Fultz

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    The B-24, 42-40754, Little Lady, formerly, Teggie Ann, on TDY to the 9th Air Force, was interned in Turkey after the Ploesti bombing mission. 1 Aug, 1943.

  • Kenneth Herbert

    Military | Captain | Navigator | 93rd Bomb Group
    8/1/43 on TDY to 9th AF, was interned in Turkey on Ploesti raid in B24 42-40754 'Little Lady'

  • James Hoover

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) on 01/11/1941. Received his commission as pilot officer at Hagersville, Ontario, 9-Oct-42. Hoover arrived at the port of embarkation, Halifax, Nova Scotia, on 27-Oct-42 and departed for England. On 05-Nov...

  • Charles Kimtantas

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 93rd Bomb Group
    8/1/43 on TDY to 9th AF, was interned in Turkey on Ploesti raid in B24 42-40754 'Little Lady'

  • Granville Meseke

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    8/1/43 on TDY to 9th AF, was interned in Turkey on Ploesti raid in B24 42-40754 'Little Lady' Page 350 in the book 2ND AIR DIVISIONby Turner Publishing Company, 1998 edition (D790. A2S45)

  • Milton Rolley

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 93rd Bomb Group
    8/1/43 on TDY to 9th AF, was interned in Turkey on Ploesti raid in B24 42-40754 'Little Lady'

  • Joel Silverman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 93rd Bomb Group
    8/1/43 on TDY to 9th AF, was interned in Turkey on Ploesti raid in B-24 #42-40754 'Little Lady'.

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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
Failed To Return FTR Turkey 1 August 1943

Failed To Return - Ploesti oil refinery raid, 1st Aug 1943, crash landed in Turkey, crew interned.

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13 March 2015 17:34:35 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, events, unit associations and mission associations
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