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41-11913

B-24 Liberator

The B-24D, 41-11913, was the original 9th Air Force, 98th Bomb Group, and 343rd Bomb Squadron's, B-24D, named, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs, after the Walt Disney movie characters. The aircraft's nose art depicted the Disney princess, Snow White, and was painted by crew chief SSgt. Amos Nicholson. The aircraft was delivered to the crew while stationed at MacDill AFB, Tampa, Florida, where the nose art was painted. It left the United States in July 1942 and flew to South America, to the Gold Coast, and was based in North Africa near Haifa, Egypt. Our first mission was 14 Aug 42. All of the first crew returned to the United States by Jun 43, and missed the Ploesti Raid. 1 Aug 43.

The aircraft was lost in a midair collision, May 1, 1943, after it flew into another aircraft, flying through a cloud on a daylight bombing raid over Reggio Di Calabria, Italy. The aircraft was seen to go into a spin and exploded in flames before crashing into the sea. All 10 members of the crew were killed in action. 10 KIA. 1 May, 1943.
MACR 15155. - Pilot Raymond C. Walton

Snow White and the Seven Dwarf's Crew 1942-43 - Aircraft 41-11913 :

Rollo Lawrence, Capt. - Pilot
Gomer Wolf, 1st Lt. - Co-Pilot
William Holmes, 1st Lt.. - Bombardier
Bernard Tully, 1st Lt. - Navigator
John Harkeli, S/Sgt. - Engineer
Hermet Gregory, S/Sgt. - Radio Operator
Richard Houlihan, Sgt. - Gunner
James Fisher, Sgt. - Gunner
George Brunnell, Sgt. - Tail Gunner

NOTE : There was one other B-24D Liberator bomber in The ETO, with the same nose art and name, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It was the B-24D, 42-40364, which was first named, The Pink Elephant, and, also, was in the 9th Air Force, and the 98th Bomb Group. It took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the Ploesti mission, flown by Capt. James Gunn and his crew, all of whom were killed in action (KIA), shot down and crashed at Ploesti, Romania, with the loss of all crew members. Aircraft FTR. 10 KIA. 1 Aug 1943

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  • 42-40364 - The Pink Elephant - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, The Pink Elephant, 42-40364, was in the 9th Air Force, the 98th Bomb Group, "The Pyramiders", and the 343rd Bomb Squadron. First named, The Pink Elephant, 42-40364, was the second B-24D, that was later renamed, Snow White and the Seven...

  • 41-11913 - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, 41-11913, was the original 9th Air Force, 98th Bomb Group, and 343rd Bomb Squadron's, B-24D, named, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs, after the Walt Disney movie characters. The aircraft's nose art depicted the Disney princess, Snow White,...

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  • 98th Bomb Group

    98th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 98th trained for bombardment missions with B-24 Liberators during the first half of 1942. ...

  • 343rd Bomb Squadron

    343rd Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Established as a B-24 Liberator heavy bomb squadron and trained by Third Air Force. Deployed to Egypt in June 1942 over South Atlantic Transport Route transiting from Morrison Field, Florida though the Caribbean to Brazil; performed trans-Atlantic...

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  • Joe Chavez

    Military | Sergeant | Radio OPerator / Gunner | 98th Bomb Group

  • Joseph Gerey

    Military | Sergeant | Engineer / Gunner | 98th Bomb Group

  • James Gunn

    Military | Captain | B-24 Command Pilot | 98th Bomb Group
    ~ Capt. James A. Gunn, Jr, was Killed In Action (KIA) on the bombing mission over the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania, in his B-24D, 42-40364. 1 Aug, 43. ...

  • Albert Hardy

    Military | Corporal | Armorer / Gunner | 98th Bomb Group

  • Harold Hogan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 98th Bomb Group

  • John Loan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 98th Bomb Group

  • William Miller

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 98th Bomb Group

  • Amos Nicholson

    Military | Master Sergeant | B-24 Crew Chief - Artist | 98th Bomb Group
    Master Sgt. Amos E. Nicholson USAAF - WWII ...

  • Merle Noffainger

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer / Gunner | 98th Bomb Group

  • Robert VanPelt

    Military | Corporal | Gunner | 98th Bomb Group

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Event Location Date
Crashed Libya 1 May 1943
Assigned MacDill Air Force Base

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