UPL 15168


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The B-24D Liberator, 41-11620, Edna Elizabeth, assigned to the 343rd Bomb Squadron, in the 98th Bomb Group, in the 9th Air Force. The crew started Operation Tidal Wave, the bombing mission to Ploesti, aborting with a large fuel leak and returned to Benghazi, Libya. 1 Aug 43. Aircraft and crew not counted as flying the Ploesti mission due to their abort. This is a photo of the plane's crash, later repaired, after having suffered a nose wheel collapse.


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  • Unit Hierarchy: Squadron
  • Air Force: Ninth 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 Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Edna Elizabeth
  • Unit: 376th Bomb Group 98th Bomb Group 343rd Bomb Squadron 512th Bomb Squadron 1st Provisional Group


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