Skip to main content
Edit entry 

41-24195

B-24 Liberator

The B-24D Liberator bomber, SN #41-24195, in the 9th Air Force, the 98th Bomb Group, and the 415th Bomb Squadron, named, 'Little Joe', flew on the Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Wesley N. Pettigrew, returning safely to Libya. Aug 1, 1943

Service

Aircraft

  • 41-24195 'Little Joe'

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D Liberator bomber, SN #41-24195, in the 9th Air Force, the 98th Bomb Group, and the 415th Bomb Squadron, named, 'Little Joe', flew on the Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Wesley N. Pettigrew, returning safely to Libya. Aug 1, 1943

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. ...

  • 415th Bomb Squadron

    415th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Established as a B-24 Liberator reconnaissance squadron in early 1942. Engaged initially in antisubmarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; redesignated as a heavy bomb squadron and trained by Third Air Force. Deployed to Egypt in June 1942 over South...

People

  • Wesley Pettigrew

    Military | Major | Pilot | 98th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 415BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF. Pilot B-24 41-24195 'Little Joe' flew on 1-Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, returning safely to Libya. Awards: SS, DFC, AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

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
Survived Ploesti Ploiești, Romania 1 August 1943

Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Wesley N Pettigrew, returning safely to Libya.

Assigned Benghazi, Libya

415th BS, 98th BG, 9th AF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 April 2021 09:04:21 Kickapoo Changes to markings
Sources

Best Web - B-24 - ' Little Joe '

Date Contributor Update
02 April 2021 08:57:16 Kickapoo Changes to markings
Sources

Best Web - B-24 - 'Little Joe'

Date Contributor Update
02 April 2021 08:44:35 Kickapoo Changes to markings
Sources

Best Web - B-24 - ' Little Joe '

Date Contributor Update
02 April 2021 08:30:08 Kickapoo Changes to description, aircraft associations and unit associations
Sources

Best Web - B-24 - # 41-24195

Date Contributor Update
20 April 2015 11:00:38 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, events, unit associations, person associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com / http://www.freewebs.com

Share