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42-63758

B-24 Liberator

B-24D 'Li’l Jughaid', #42-63758 415th BS, 98th BG, 9th AF and crew. Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid piloted by Robert G Nicholson, returning safely to Libya. 2 WIA. Failed to Return 15th Sep 43, piloted by Richard F Chancellor. Sicily. MACR 650.
Ploesti Crew:
Pilot Robert G Nicholson, Co Pilot Harry J Baker, Navigator Oscie K Parker [WIA], Bombardier Boyden Supiano [WIA], Waist gunner Joseph C Redfield, Top Turret Walter Cybulski, Tail gunner Clarence A Laidlaw, Ball turret Manuel R Rangel, Waist gunner Roy B McCraken, gunner Donald J Osburn.

Service

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 raid piloted by Robert G Nicholson, returning safely to Libya. 2 WIA.

Failed To Return FTR Sicily, Italy 15 September 1943

Failed to Return 15th Sep 43, piloted by Richard F Chancellor. Sicily. MACR 650.

Assigned Benghazi, Libya

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

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 April 2015 12:48:43 Al_Skiff Changes to description
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com / MACR 650 / http://www.freewebs.com

Date Contributor Update
20 April 2015 12:36:44 Al_Skiff Changes to events
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http://www.aviationarchaeology.com / MACR 650 / http://www.freewebs.com

Date Contributor Update
20 April 2015 12:33:06 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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