41-24283 Old Crow

Object Number - UPL 14895 - B-24D Liberator 41-24283 'Old Crow' of the 506th BS, 44th BG, 8th AF. Flew on the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid returning safely to Libya. Scrapped in...

A/C Assigned 506th BS, 44th BG, 8th AF. TDY 9th AF, Benghazi. Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, returning safely to Libya.
Scrapped after landing at Palermo, Sicily, with the left main wing spar cracked on return from the 1st Oct 43 mission to Wiener Neustadt, Austria.

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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: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 506th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail 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
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 506th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 0887050, 16044919
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Combat Radio Communications
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 506th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: 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

Survived Ploesti

Ploiești, Romania 1 August 1943 Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, returning safely to Libya.

Other

Written Off

Palermo, Italy 1 October 1943 Scrapped after landing at Palermo, Sicily, with the left main wing spar cracked on return from the 1st Oct 43 mission to Wiener Neustadt, Austria.

Assigned

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

Revisions

Date10 Apr 2015 15:20:23
ContributorAl_Skiff

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