41-23936 Queen Anne Margurite

1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, successfully returned to Libya, pilot Robert E Flaherty.

1st Oct 43, B-24 41-23936 'Queen Anne' was attacked by fighters on bombing run on Wiener, Nuestadt, Austria. 2 crewmembers bailed out near Vienna to become POWs. Pilot Warren W Oakley crash landed in British held territory near Foggia, Italy.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Squadron
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 66th Bomb Squadron 68th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18068133
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 66th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37152814
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 66th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 66th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17047313
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 66th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot ; Co-Pilot

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

Event Location Date Description

Other

Tidalwave survivor

Libya 1 August 1943 Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, successfully returned to Libya, pilot Robert E Flaherty.

Crashed

Foggia FG, Italy 1 October 1943 B-24 41-23936 'Queen Anne' was attacked by fighters on bombing run on Wiener, Nuestadt, Austria. 2 crewmembers bailed out near Vienna to become POWs. Pilot Warren W Oakley crash landed in British held territory near Foggia, Italy.

Revisions

Date22 Mar 2015 19:46:34
ContributorAl_Skiff
Sources

AAM Database.