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42-40804

B-24 Liberator

Crashed near Ploestiori village north of Concordia-Vega refineries 1st Aug 43, 9 KIA, 1 POW . MACR 328.

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

  • Ernest Baron

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on 8/1/43 while TDY to 9th AF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Lady Jane' #42-40804.

  • Ralph Egle

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action on 8/1/43 while TDY to 9th AF for Ploesti Raid in B-24 'Lady Jane' 42-40804.

  • Anthony Galasso

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action on 8/1/43 while TDY to 9thAF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Lady Jane' 42-40804. ...

  • Carl Israel

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action on 8/1/43 while TDY to 9thAF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Lady Jane' 42-40804.

  • Vernie Johnson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action 1 August 1943 while TDY to 9thAF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Lady Jane' 42-40804. ...

  • Leonard Kramp

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action 1 August 1943 while on TDY to 9thAF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Lady Jane' 42- 40804. DFC/ AM/ PH

  • William Meehan

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 1 August 1943 while on TDY to 9thAF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Lady Jane' 42-40804 DFC/ AM/ PH

  • George Parker

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    Missions flown from February to April 1945. AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster

  • George Parker

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action on 8/1/43 while TDY to 9thAF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Lady Jane' 42-40804.

  • Pharis Weekley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action 1 August 1943 on Ploesti raid while TDY to 9thAF in B-24 'Lady Jane' 42-40804. DFC/ AM/ PH

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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) Ploieștiori, Romania 1 August 1943

Crashed near Ploestiori village north of Concordia-Vega refineries 9 KIA, 1 POW . MACR 328.

Assigned Benghazi, Libya

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

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 April 2015 10:44:04 Al_Skiff Changes to events and person associations
Sources

AAM Database.

Date Contributor Update
16 March 2015 16:06:02 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, description, events, unit associations and mission associations
Sources

AAM Database.

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

MACR 328 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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