41-11776 - Bashful - Jersey Jackass - Jersey Jerks

Object Number - UPL 13818 - The B-24D Liberator, 41-11776, Bashful. Lost on the Ploesti oil refinery mission. 1 Aug 1943

The B-24D, 41-11776, named, Bashful, for one of Snow White's dwarfs, was shot down and lost on the long range Ploesti mission, flown by Lt. John L. McGraw and his crew, who were on loan to the 98th Bomb Group from the 389th Bomb Group. 6 KIA, 3 POW. 1-Aug-43. MACR 171.

B-24, 41-11776, Bashful's crew on Operation Tidal Wave :

1st Lt. John L. McGraw - Pilot (KIA
2nd Lt. Charles D. Cavit - Co-pilot (POW)
2nd Lt. Robert J. Senff - Navigator (KIA)
2nd Lt. George P. Giblin - Bombardier (KIA)
T/Sgt. Warren T. Townley - Engineer/Gunner (KIA)
T/Sgt. Albert M. Wilmes - Radio Operator (KIA)
S/Sgt. James A. Usley - Gunner (KIA)
S/Sgt. Julius A. Kich - Gunner (KIA)
S/Sgt. William P. Sheridan - Gunner (KIA)
S/Sgt. John R. Ross - Gunner (POW)

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Units served with

The insignia of the 389th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Ninth Air Force Twelfth Air Force Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 567th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-740743
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 567th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 10024582 / O-734888
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 567th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-666317
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 567th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13123693
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 567th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15019715 / O-797410
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator

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Missions

  • Date: 1 August 1943
  • Official Description: 177 B-24’s, of IX Bomber Command (including Heavy Bombers on loan from Eighth AF) are dispatched to bomb oil refineries at Ploesti and nearby Campina. The operation (TIDALWAVE) is costly, 54 planes and 532 airmen being lost, but damage to the targets...

Events

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Ploiești, Romania 1 August 1943 Aircraft was lost on the low level Ploesti mission 1-Aug-43, flown by the John L McGraw crew who were on loan to the 98th BG from the 389th BG. 6 KIA, 3 POW. MACR 171.

Revisions

Date5 Jun 2022 13:52:32
ContributorAl_Skiff
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AAM Database / MACR 171.

Date5 Jun 2022 13:49:07
ContributorKickapoo
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Into The Fire - Duane Schultz

Date5 Jun 2022 13:00:28
ContributorKickapoo
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Black Sunday-Ploesti - Michael Hill -
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Date5 Jun 2022 12:43:02
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Black Sunday-Ploesti - Michael Hill
---- Best Web - B-24 - 41-11776 - Jersey Jackass - Jersey Jerks - Bashful. Contributer - Bill Withey

Date5 Jun 2022 11:51:21
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Best Web - B-24 - 41-11776 - Bashful

Date5 Jun 2022 11:49:22
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Best Web - B-24 - 41-11776 - Bashful

Date5 Jun 2022 11:47:13
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Best Web - B-24 - 41-11776 - Bashful

Date5 Jun 2022 11:29:20
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Best Web - B-24 - 41-11776 - Jersey Jackass - Jersey Jerks - Bashful

Date16 Mar 2015 12:41:00
ContributorAl_Skiff
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AAM Database / MACR 171.

Date16 Mar 2015 12:36:31
ContributorAl_Skiff
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AAM Database.

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