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42-40319

B-24 Liberator

B-24 Liberator #42-40319 'Yankee Rebel' 515th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF, flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Lt Donaldson B Hurd, returned safely to Libya.

Service

Units

  • 9th Air Force
  • 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...

  • 515th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Angelo Aspesi

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 376th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 515BS, 376BG, 9AF USAAF. Crew member on B-24 Liberator 42-40664 'Teggie Ann', flew on 1-Aug-43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, successfully returning to Benghazi, Libya. Awards: DFC, AM (4OLC), PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Alfred Farrington

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 376th Bomb Group
    Scott Farrington served as a tail gunner with the 515th Bomb Squadron of the 376th Bomb Group. He flew on the crew of Donaldson Hurd, flying 'Dopey Goldberg', during the Ploesti raid on 1 Aug 1943. He was shot down with Hurd over Foggia Italy a couple...

  • Donaldson Hurd

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 376th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 515BS, 376BG, 9AF USAAF. Pilot of B-24 42-40664 'Teggie Ann'. Shot down by enemy fighters over Italy 18-Aug-43, (10 POW), MACR 298. ...

  • Leonard Pate

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer | 376th Bomb Group
    Flight Engineer on B-24 Liberator 42-40664 'Teggie Ann' 515 BS, 376 BG, 9th AF, flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, successfully returning to Benghazi, Libya.

  • Leo Picard

    Military | Master Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 351st Bomb Group
    Flight Engineer on B-24 Liberator 42-40664 'Teggie Ann' 515BS, 376BG, 9AF, flew on 1-Aug-43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, successfully returning to Benghazi, Libya. Awards: DFC, AM, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Charles Robbins

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 376th Bomb Group
    Radio Operator on B-24 Liberator 42-40664 'Teggie Ann' 515 BS, 376 BG, 9th AF, flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, successfully returning to Benghazi, Libya. Awards: DFC, AM (2OLC), PH, 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 Lt Donaldson B Hurd, returned safely to Libya.

Assigned Benghazi, Libya

515th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 April 2015 23:05:45 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 / http://www.armyaircorps-376bg.com

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