41-11803 - Rosie Wrecked Em

Object Number - UPL 15181 - The B-24D Liberator, 41-11803, Rosie Wrecked 'Em, and crew from the 9th Air Force, the 98th Bomb Group, and the 344th Bomb Squadron. Rosie Wrecked...

The B-24D Liberator, 41-11803, Rosie Wrecked 'Em, was in the 9th Air Force, the 98th Bomb Group, the Pyramiders, and the 344th Bomb Squadron. The pilot, Lt. Herbert Arens, flew, Rosie Wrecked 'Em, on the Ploesti oil refinery mission, flying on the wing of his element leader, Col. John Kane, in Flight 1, but had to abort the mission and turn back with mechanical problems. Returned To Base (RTB). 1 Aug 43.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Squadron
  • Air Force: Ninth Air Force Twelfth Air Force Fifteenth 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: 98th Bomb Group 344th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 98th Bomb Group 344th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator / Group Intelligence Officer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 98th Bomb Group 344th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 98th Bomb Group 344th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 10675358 / O-?
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: CoPilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 98th Bomb Group 344th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15087605
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Gunner

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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...

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Survived Ploesti

Ploiești, Romania 1943-08-01 Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid on the wing of Col. Kane, having to abort before the target because of mechanical problems.

Assigned

Benghazi, Libya 344th BS, 98th BG, 9th AF.

Revisions

Date16 May 2022 11:12:51
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date23 Jan 2022 08:03:01
ContributorKickapoo
Sources

Black Sunday-Ploesti - Michael Hiill

Date4 Oct 2021 06:35:44
ContributorKickapoo
Sources

The Great Ground-Air Battle Of 1 August 1943 - James Dugan & Carroll Stewart

Date18 Apr 2015 17:25:04
ContributorAl_Skiff

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