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42-40206

B-24 Liberator

B-24 Liberator #42-40206 '8 Ball' 514th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF, flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Lt Myron R Conn, returned safely to Libya.
A/C was condemned due to damage sustained under enemy fire in October 1943.

Service

Units

  • 376th Bomb Group

    376th Bomb Group

    Group
    Constituted as 376th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 Oct 1942 and activated in Palestine on 31 Oct. Began combat immediately, using B-24 aircraft. Operated with Ninth AF from bases in the Middle East, Nov 1942-Sep 1943, and with Twelfth AF from Tunisia...

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
Survived Ploesti Ploiești, Romania 1 August 1943

Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Lt Myron R Conn, returned safely to Libya.

Struck Off Charge SOC October 1943

A/C was condemned due to damage sustained under enemy fire in October 1943.

Assigned Benghazi, Libya

514th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 April 2015 20:21:12 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com / http://www.freewebs.com / http://www.armyaircorps-376bg.com

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