Hugh R Roper

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Object Number - UPL 26084 - Hugh R. Roper, 93rd Bomb Group

1st Lt. Hugh R. Roper was a B-24D bomber pilot from the 93rd Bomb Group, on TDY to the 9th Air Force in the MTO in 1943. He was killed in action (KIA) on the Ploesti bombing mission in the B-24D, 41-23717, EXTERMINATOR. 1 Aug 43.

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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 329th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Exterminator
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 329th Bomb Squadron 330th 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

Buried

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St Louis, Missouri

Other

Killed in action

1943-08-01

Revisions

Date17 Aug 2021 07:58:46
ContributorKickapoo
Sources

Wording, punctuation. - Kickapoo

Date20 Sep 2019 11:17:29
Date27 Sep 2014 18:13:24
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 0334, Capt Hugh Rolin Roper by Garth L. Anderson

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