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41-24230

B-24 Liberator

Failed to Return - A/C pilot Ralph J Mcbride Jr joined a 98th Grp formation on withdrawal from the target [Ploesti, 1/8/43]. A/C was intercepted by fighters of IV/27 JG West off Cefalonia, Greece and presumed downed over Ionian Sea by Lt. Hans Flor of 11/27 JG. 11 KIA. MACR 329/6466.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

  • 329th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Gerald Burton

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 8/1/43 while TDY to 9thAF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Here's To Ya' 41-24230 DFC/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Wilbert Clifford

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action 8/1/43 while on TDY to 9thAF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Here's To Ya' 41-24230. DFC/ AM/ PH

  • Carl Domke

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action 8/1/43 while on TDY to 9thAF for Ploesti raid in B-24' Here's To Ya' 41-24230. DFC/ AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

  • Coy Ellison

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 8/1/43 while on TDY to 9thAF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Here's To Ya' 41-24230. ...

  • James Gill

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Actio 8/1/43 while on TDY to 9thAF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Here's To Ya' 41-24230. SS/ DFC/ AM

  • James Huston

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action 8/1/43 while on TDY to 9th AF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Here's To Ya ' 41-24230. DFC/ AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

  • Harry Jarvis

    Military | Captain | Observer | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action 1August 1943 while on TDY to 9thAF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Here's To Ya' 41-24230. DFC w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ AM/ PH

  • James Key

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action 8/1/43 while on TDY to 9thAF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Here's To Ya' 41-24230. DFC/ AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Stanley Krugel

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action 1 August 43 while on TDY to 9thAF for Ploesti raid in B-24 ' Here's To Ya' 41-24230. DFC/ AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

  • Ralph McBride

    Military | Major | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-2430. Killed in Action (KIA) when it was shot down by Greece based Me-109s and crashed in the Ionian Sea. ...

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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
Failed to Return (FTR) Ionian Sea 1 August 1943

Failed to Return - A/C pilot Ralph J Mcbride Jr joined a 98th Grp formation on withdrawal from the target [Ploesti, 1/8/43]. A/C was intercepted by fighters of IV/27 JG West off Cefalonia, Greece and presumed downed over Ionian Sea by Lt. Hans Flor of 11/27 JG. 11 KIA. MACR 329/6466.

Assigned Benghazi, Libya

329th BS, 93rd BG, 8th AF. TDY 9th AF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 April 2015 10:50:18 Al_Skiff Changes to events and person associations
Sources

AAM Database / http://usaafdata.com / http://www.aviationarchaeology.com / MACR 329

Date Contributor Update
19 March 2015 11:41:45 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
Sources

AAM Database.

Date Contributor Update
19 March 2015 11:32:04 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, description, events, unit associations and mission associations
Sources

AM Database / http://www.aviationarchaeology.com / http://www.findagrave.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 329 / MACR 6466 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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