41-24235 Earthquake McGoon

Object Number - UPL 14892 - B-24 Liberator #41-24235 'Earthquake McGoon' and flight and ground crew, A/C flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid returning safely to Libya.

B-24D Liberator 41-24235 "Earthquake McGoon" of the 506th BS, 44th BG, 8th AF.
Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid safely returning to Libya.

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Units served with

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 506th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 506th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 506th Bomb Squadron 67th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 506th Bomb Squadron 67th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 506th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner

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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Survived Ploesti

Ploiești, Romania 1 August 1943 B-24D Liberator 41-24235 "Earthquake McGoon" of the 506th BS, 44th BG, 8th AF. Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid safely returning to Libya.

Assigned

Benghazi, Libya 506th BS, 44th BG, 8th AF. TDY 9th AF.

Revisions

Date19 May 2022 12:39:51
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date31 Jan 2020 11:55:30
Date10 Apr 2015 12:29:12
ContributorAl_Skiff

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