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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

Units

  • 98th Bomb Group

    98th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 98th trained for bombardment missions with B-24 Liberators during the first half of 1942. ...

  • 345th Bomb Squadron

    345th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Established as a B-24 Liberator heavy bomb squadron and trained by Third Air Force. Deployed to Egypt in June 1942 over South Atlantic Transport Route transiting from Morrison Field, Florida though the Caribbean to Brazil; performed trans-Atlantic...

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
18 May 2022 11:36:23 Al_Skiff Changes to description, events and unit associations
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
01 February 2021 15:42:49 jmoore43 Changes to description and events
Sources

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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