Aloysius G Cunningham

Military

Object Number - UPL 36692 - Army decorates heroes of raid on Ploesti. Local newspaper article.

Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying on B-24 Liberator 42-40246.

Awards: DFC (1OLC), AM (5OLC), GCM, ACM, EAME Campaign Medal with one or more campaign stars, WW II Victory Medal

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Units served with

The insignia of the 93rd Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 328th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: T-197
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot / Flight Officer

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: - Thunder Mug
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 328th Bomb Squadron

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

Enlisted

13 March 1942 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Died

28 December 2011

Born

Philadelphia Pa unknown date

Buried

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

Revisions

Date21 Feb 2022 21:18:49
Contributordecwriter
Sources

Added enlistment date, corrected ASN based on entry date. GO for DFC has typo error.
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/82836487/aloysius-g-cunningham

Date21 Feb 2022 21:10:29
Contributordecwriter
Date28 Aug 2019 13:33:28
Date27 Sep 2014 18:03:32
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ploesti by Dugan & Stewart

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