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42-40610

B-24 Liberator

Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, returning safely to Libya.

Sustained flak damage 9 Oct 43 mission to attack u-boat production in Danzig. On return flight one engine seized and was feathered, A/C began to lose height, diverted to Sweden. Successful belly landing was made at Rinkaby airfield, Sweden, crew set A/C alight and were interned.

Service

Units

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1 Mar 42 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15 May 42. the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida, to continue advanced flight training and also to fly antisubmarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico. They...

  • 409th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Edward Bernhardt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Crew member 42-40610, flew on 1-Aug-43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, returning safely to Libya. ...

  • William Bryan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Observer | 93rd Bomb Group
    Crew member 42-40610, flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, returning safely to Libya. Later on 9 Oct 43 on mission to bomb Danzig U-Boat production in B-24 42-40610 'Satan's Sister' A/C took flak hits, lost engine on return, diverting to...

  • Lloyd Calcut

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Crew member 42-40610, flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, returning safely to Libya. ...

  • John Colvin

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Co pilot 41-24125, flew on 1-Aug-43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, returning safely to Libya. ...

  • Robert Daves

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 409BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. TDY 9th AF. Crew member 42-40610, flew on 1-Aug-43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, returning safely to Libya. ...

  • James Fox

    Military | Captain | Navigator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 409BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. TDY to 9AF. Crew member 42-40610, flew on 1-Aug-43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, returning safely to Libya. ...

  • Cornelius Gregory

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 93rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 409BS, 93BG, 8AF. TDY 9AF. Crew member 42-40610, flew on 1-Aug-43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, returning safely to Libya. ...

  • Adrien Hubert

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 409BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. TDY 9AF. Crew member 42-40610, flew on 1-Aug-43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, returning safely to Libya. ...

  • Richard Hurlburt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Crew member 42-40610, flew on 1-Aug-43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, returning safely to Libya. ...

  • Miles League

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Pilot 42-40610, flew on 1-Aug-43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, returning safely to Libya. ...

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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
Assigned Benghazi, Libya August 1943

409th BS, 93rd BG, 8th AF. TDY 9th AF.

Survived Ploesti Ploiești, Romania 1 August 1943

Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, returning safely to Libya.

Failed to Return (FTR) 291 76 Rinkaby, Sweden 9 October 1943

Sustained flak damage 9 Oct 43 mission to attack U-boat production in Danzig in B-24 #4240610 'Satan's Sister'. On return flight one engine seized and was feathered, A/C began to lose height, diverted to Sweden. Successful belly landing was made at Rinkaby airfield, Sweden, crew set A/C alight and were interned.

Destroyed 291 76 Rinkaby, Sweden 9 October 1943

Successful belly landing was made at Rinkaby airfield, Sweden, crew set A/C alight and were interned.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 April 2015 10:53:46 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, description, events, unit associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.forcedlandingcollection.se

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:52 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 830 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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