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41-23936

B-24 Liberator

1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, successfully returned to Libya, pilot Robert E Flaherty.

1st Oct 43, B-24 41-23936 'Queen Anne' was attacked by fighters on bombing run on Wiener, Nuestadt, Austria. 2 crewmembers bailed out near Vienna to become POWs. Pilot Warren W Oakley crash landed in British held territory near Foggia, Italy.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 66th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Isaac Abeyta

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    ETO/ Queen Mary 9/5/42. ...

  • John Byers

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 22 December 1943 in B-24 #427533 'Holiday Mess II' returning from a raid on Muenster. Prisoner of War (POW). Earlier on 1 October 1943, in ac B-24 41-23936 'Queen Anne' was attacked by fighters on bombing run on Wiener, Austria. Pilot Oakley...

  • Kenneth Caroon

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-23936. ...

  • Kenneth Carson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    1 October 1943, in ac B-24 41-23936 'Queen Anne' was attacked by fighters on bombing run on Wiener, Austria. Carson was one of 2 crewmembers who bailed out near Vienna to become Prisoner of War (POW)s. Pilot Oakley crash landed in British held...

  • Richard Comey

    Military | Captain | Pilot ; Co-Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-23936. ...

  • James Crawford

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator; Top Turret Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-23936.

  • Robert Edwards

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator ...

  • Joseph Flaherty

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-23936. .

  • Albert Franklin

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner / Engineer | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-23936. DFC/ Distinguished Unit Badge/ EAME Ribbon w/ 4 Bronze Stars/ Air Medal w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster/ Good Conduct Medal

  • John Harmonowski

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-23936.

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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
Tidalwave survivor Libya 1 August 1943

Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, successfully returned to Libya, pilot Robert E Flaherty.

Crashed Foggia FG, Italy 1 October 1943

B-24 41-23936 'Queen Anne' was attacked by fighters on bombing run on Wiener, Nuestadt, Austria. 2 crewmembers bailed out near Vienna to become POWs. Pilot Warren W Oakley crash landed in British held territory near Foggia, Italy.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 March 2015 19:46:34 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, manufacturer, nicknames, description, events, unit associations, person associations and mission associations
Sources

AAM Database.

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