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42-41007

B-24 Liberator

Failed To Return - Lost on the Ploesti oil refinery raid, 1st Aug 1943, Pilot Clarence W Gooden, A/C was shot up pretty bad, and upon landing somewhere in Europe, caught fire with 6 members of the former 'DOPEY' Crew: Gooden, Perkins, McNeil, Beaudry, Cox, and Cochrane, losing their lives." MACR 170

Service

People

  • Theodore Beaudry

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 98th Bomb Group
    Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, the B-24, 42-41007 'Margie A Virgin', was shot up pretty bad, and upon landing somewhere in Europe, caught fire with 6 members of the former DOPEY CREW: Gooden, Perkins, McNeil, Beaudry, Cox, and Cochrane,...

  • Alexander Cochrane

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 98th Bomb Group
    Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, the B-24 was shot up pretty bad, and upon landing somewhere in Europe, caught fire with 6 members of the former DOPEY CREW: Gooden, Perkins, McNeil, Beaudry, Cox, and Cochrane, losing their lives." MACR 170...

  • Roland Cox

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 98th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 343BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF. Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, the B-24 was shot up pretty bad, and upon landing somewhere in Europe, caught fire with 6 members of the former DOPEY CREW: Gooden, Perkins, McNeil, Beaudry, Cox, and...

  • Harry Deem

    Military | Corporal | Gunner
    Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, the B-24 was shot up pretty bad, and upon landing somewhere in Europe, caught fire with 6 members of the former DOPEY CREW: Gooden, Perkins, McNeil, Beaudry, Cox, and Cochrane, losing their lives." MACR 170.

  • Clarence Gooden

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 98th Bomb Group
    Assigned 343BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF. Pilot B-24 42-41007 'Margie A Virgin', flew on 1-Aug-43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, the B-24 was shot up pretty bad, and upon landing somewhere in Europe, caught fire with 6 members of the former DOPEY CREW: Gooden,...

  • George Kaylor

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner
    Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, the B-24 was shot up pretty bad, and upon landing somewhere in Europe, caught fire with 6 members of the former DOPEY CREW: Gooden, Perkins, McNeil, Beaudry, Cox, and Cochrane, losing their lives." MACR 170.

  • William McNeil

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 98th Bomb Group
    Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, the B-24 was shot up pretty bad, and upon landing somewhere in Europe, caught fire with 6 members of the former DOPEY CREW: Gooden, Perkins, McNeil, Beaudry, Cox, and Cochrane, losing their lives." MACR 170...

  • Ralph Perkins

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 98th Bomb Group
    Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, the B-24 was shot up pretty bad, and upon landing somewhere in Europe, caught fire with 6 members of the former DOPEY CREW: Gooden, Perkins, McNeil, Beaudry, Cox, and Cochrane, losing their lives." MACR 170...

  • Jerome Savaria

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co Pilot
    Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, the B-24 was shot up pretty bad, and crash landed in Romania, escaped wreck along with engineer WIA/POW. MACR 170.

  • Michael Trick

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer / Gunner | 98th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 343BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF. Flew on 1-Aug-43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, the B-24 was shot up pretty bad, and crash landed in Romania, escaped wreck along with co pilot WIA/POW. MACR 170. Awards: DFC, AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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 Romania 1 August 1943

Failed To Return - Lost on the Ploesti oil refinery raid, 1st Aug 1943, Pilot Clarence W Gooden, A/C was shot up pretty bad, and upon landing somewhere in Europe, caught fire with 6 members of the former 'DOPEY' Crew: Gooden, Perkins, McNeil, Beaudry, Cox, and Cochrane, losing their lives." MACR 170

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 March 2015 20:27:50 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, manufacturer, nicknames, description, events, unit associations and mission associations
Sources

AAM Database.

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