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41-11836

B-24 Liberator

The B-24 Liberator, #41-11836, named, 'Lil De-Icer' in the 345th Bomb Squadron, the 98th Bomb Group, and the 9th Air Force, flew on the Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Lt. James L Merrick, returning safely to Libya. Aug 1,1943. It was transferred to the 9th Air Force, the 98th Bomb Group, and the 415th Bomb Squadron, on Aug 25, 1944.

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  • 41-11836 'Lil De-Icer'

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24 Liberator, #41-11836, named, 'Lil De-Icer' in the 345th Bomb Squadron, the 98th Bomb Group, and the 9th Air Force, flew on the Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Lt. James L Merrick, returning safely to Libya. Aug 1,1943. It was transferred...

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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 James L Merrick, returning safely to Libya.

Assigned Benghazi, Libya

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

Assigned Benghazi, Libya

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

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 April 2021 07:42:51 Kickapoo Changes to nicknames, markings, description and aircraft associations
Sources

The Great Ground-Air Battle Of 1 August 1943 - James Dugan & Carroll Stewart

Date Contributor Update
20 April 2015 16:41:24 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, events, unit associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

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

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