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42-40613

B-24 Liberator

Lost 1 Aug 43, Ploesti, Romania. Forced landing due to fire near Ogrezeni, damaged by enemy fighters. - 6 KIA, 5 POW - MACR 333

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. ...

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

  • 330th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Wilmer Bassett

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW)/ crashed on 8/1/43 while TDY to 9th AF for Ploesti Raid in B-24 'Pudgy' 42-40613 Prisoner of War (POW) in Rumania. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Willard Beaumont

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot/Observer | 93rd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed on 8/1/43 on TDY to 9th AF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Pudgy' 42-40613

  • Francis Doll

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed on 8/1/43 while on TDY to 9th AF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Pudgy' 42-40613

  • Bernard Higgins

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 1 August 1943 DFC/ AM/ PH

  • Robert Locky

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) in Romania. Crashed on 8/1/43 while on Ploesti raid on TDY to 9th AF in B-24 'Pudgy' 42-40613. ...

  • Wallace Milligan

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on Ploesti raid while TDY to9th AF in B-24 'Pudgy' 42-40613.

  • Richard Murray

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on Ploesti raid while TDY to 9th AF in B-24 'Pudgy' 42-40613

  • Sanford Reback

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on Ploesti raid while TDY to 9th AF in B-24 'Pudgy' 42-40613

  • Vance Taylor

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on Ploesti Raid while on TDY to 9th AF in B-24 'Pudgy' 42-40613

  • Milton Teltser

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed on 8/1/43 while TDY to 9thAF for Ploesti Raid in B-24 'Pudgy'42-40613

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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
Failed To Return FTR Ogrezeni, Romania 1 August 1943

Failed To Return - Lost 1 Aug 43, Ploesti, Romania. Forced landing due to fire near Ogrezeni, damaged by enemy fighters. - 6 KIA, 5 POW - MACR 333

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 March 2015 20:26:20 Al_Skiff Changes to media associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com / MACR 333.

Date Contributor Update
23 March 2015 20:24:23 Al_Skiff Changes to media associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com / MACR 333.

Date Contributor Update
23 March 2015 20:01:40 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, events, unit associations, person associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com / MACR 333

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