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41-24246

B-24 Liberator

B-24 Liberator #41-24246 'Semper Felix' exploded having released its bombs over target as a result of ground fire on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid. Pilot Lt. August W. Sulflow. 9 KIA 1 POW. MACR 225.

Service

People

  • Henry Gallas

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 98th Bomb Group
    Crew member of B-24 Liberator 41-24246 'Semper Felix' exploded having released its bombs over target as a result of ground fire on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid. Pilot Lt. August W Sulflow. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 225. ...

  • Norman Meyer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner
    Crew member of B-24 Liberator #4124246 'Semper Felix' exploded having released its bombs over target as a result of ground fire on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid. Pilot Lt. August W Sulflow. 9 KIA 1 POW. MACR 225.

  • Philip Millar

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 98th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 345BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF. Navigator of B-24 41-24246 'Semper Felix' exploded having released its bombs over target as a result of ground fire on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 225. Awards: DFC, AM, PH.

  • Vincent Politte

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 98th Bomb Group
    20-Jul-18 - WASHINGTON — ...

  • Leonard Reger

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer | 98th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 345BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF. Crew member of B-24 41-24246 'Semper Felix' exploded having released its bombs over target as a result of ground fire on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 225. ...

  • Jack Samson

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 98th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 345BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF. Crew member of B-24 Liberator 41-24246 'Semper Felix' exploded having released its bombs over target as a result of ground fire on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid. Pilot Lt. August W Sulflow. Killed in Action ...

  • Laroy Schlenker

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 98th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 345BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF. Co-pilot of B-24 41-24246 'Semper Felix' exploded having released its bombs over target as a result of ground fire on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 225. ...

  • Anel Shay

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 98th Bomb Group
    ***** IDENTIFIED ***** ...

  • August Sulflow

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 98th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 345BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF. Pilot of B-24 41-24246 'Semper Felix' exploded having released its bombs over target as a result of ground fire on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 225 Awards: DFC, AM, PH.

  • William Treichler

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 98th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 345BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF. 23 x combat missions. Sole survivor Radio Operator of B-24 41-24246 'Semper Felix' exploded having released its bombs over target as a result of ground fire on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid. Prisoner of War ...

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 Ploiești, Romania 1 August 1943

B-24 Liberator #41-24246 'Semper Felix' exploded having released its bombs over target as a result of ground fire on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid. Pilot Lt. August W. Sulflow. 9 KIA 1 POW. MACR 225.

Assigned Libya

345 BS, 98 BG, 9 AF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 February 2021 15:42:49 jmoore43 Changes to description and events
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Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Description" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
28 March 2015 15:09:29 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, manufacturer, nicknames, description, events, unit associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com / MACR 225

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