UPL 13734

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The B-24D, Liberator, 41-11819, Raunchy, in the 344th Bombardment Squadron, in the 98th Bombardment Group, and the 9th Air Force. Crashed and was lost on the low level bombing mission to Ploesti, Romania. The airplane was hit by flak explosions and was damaged over it's target, The Astra Romano refinery complex,. Already hit and damaged by flak, it was, finally, downed by an explosive charge on an anti aircraft barrage balloon cable, which contacted, Raunchy's, wing and blew it off of the plane, which crashed into the ground flames from an altitude of only 150 feet. 8 KIA. 2 WIA-POW. 1 Aug 1943.

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Units

  • 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

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: - Raunchy
  • Unit: 98th Bomb Group 344th Bomb Squadron

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Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
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Removed punctuation from around aircraft name, for clarity, uniformity, and readability. - Kickapoo

Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
ContributorKickapoo
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Added details. Removed punctuation from around aircraft names, for clarity, uniformity, and readability. - Kickapoo

Date: 13 Mar 2015 16:36:09
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