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41-23661

B-24 Liberator

This B-24D, 41-23661, should not be confused with, 41-23816, also named, Black Jack, and, also, flew on and survived Operation Tidal Wave. 1 Aug 1943.

The B-24D Liberator, 41-23661, named, Black Jack, with it's distinctive nose art of a kicking mule and horseshoes for bombing missions, was assigned to the 9th Air Force, the 98th Bomb Group, and the 345th Bomb Squadron, in North Africa. Black Jack, flew on the Ploesti oil refinery bombing mission, piloted by Lt. Delbert H. Hahn. After receiving flak damage over Ploesti, it diverted to a safe landing in Sicily. Aug 1, 1943

Crew:
Lt Delbert H. Hahn, Pilot
Lt John W Viewers, CoPilot
Lt Nathan Nowak, Navigator
Raymond F Vengelen, Bombardier
T/Sgt Robert L Baird, Engineer
T/Sgt James E Creighton, Radio Operator
S/Sgt John H Chapman Gunner,
S/Sgt Leslie J Foster, Gunner -
S/Sgt Curtis Washburn, Gunner -
Isadore I Klein, Tail Gunner.

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Aircraft

  • 41-23816 Black Jack

    B-24 Liberator
    This B-24D, 41-23816, should not be confused with another B-24D, 41-23661, in the 9th Air Force, the 98th Bomb Group, and the 345th Bomb Squadron, also named, Black Jack. ...

  • 42-40608 The Vulgar Virgin

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, 42-40608, should not to be confused with Capt. Wallace C. Taylor's B-24D Liberator, 41-24298, also named, The Vulgar Virgin, in the 9th Air Force, the 98th Bomb Group, The Pyramiders, and the 344th Bomb Squadron, flown out of Lete Air Base...

  • 41-23661 Black Jack

    B-24 Liberator
    This B-24D, 41-23661, should not be confused with, 41-23816, also named, Black Jack, and, also, flew on and survived Operation Tidal Wave. 1 Aug 1943. ...

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Units

  • 9th Air Force
  • 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

  • Delbert Hahn

    Military | Major | B-24 Command Pilot | 98th Bomb Group
    Command Pilot Major H. Delbert Hahn ...

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...

Places

  • Benina

    Military site : airfield

  • Mellaha

    Military site : airfield

  • Lete

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Survived Ploesti Ploiești, Romania 1 August 1943

Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Delbert H Hahn, diverting to Sicily.

Assigned Benghazi, Libya

345th BS, 98th BG, 9th AF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 September 2021 05:00:20 Kickapoo Changes to markings and media associations
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31 August 2021 17:59:04 Kickapoo Changes to description
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31 August 2021 17:56:56 Kickapoo Changes to markings and description
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21 August 2021 11:07:33 Kickapoo Changes to description
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20 April 2021 04:20:24 Kickapoo Changes to markings, aircraft associations and place associations
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20 April 2021 04:09:14 Kickapoo Changes to description
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20 April 2021 02:21:11 Kickapoo Changes to unit associations
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19 April 2015 14:53:46 Al_Skiff Changes to description
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Date Contributor Update
19 April 2015 14:48:40 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, events, unit associations, mission associations and media associations
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