Isaac A Flesher


Joined Sqd 3/31/42.

ETO/Queen Mary 9/5/42.

WIA 5/14/43 (Kiel).

DS/Bengahzi 6/26/43.

Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-23813.

Returned to base 8/26/43.

DS/Tunis 9/16/43.

Returned to base 10/12/43.

Completed tour 11/18/43.

DS 2/27/44.

Returned to base 3/18/44.

Trans/12 RCD 4/14/44.

Pilot: Hughes.

DFC 2Oak Leaf Cluster/ ADSR/ DUB/ PH/ EAMEC 4BS/ 3 Overseas Service Bars


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Units served with

The insignia of the 44th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
B-24 Liberators of the 44th Bomb Group line up for takeoff at Shipdham in 1943. The 'Flying Eight-Ball' emblem of the 68th Bomb Squadron is visible on the nose of the leading aircraft. Image stamped with field press censor, 1943. Press Agency photograph- original printed caption has been removed.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Squadron
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Victory Ship
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group 68th Bomb Squadron




Event Location Date Description


Gridley, Illinois 19 June 1920


20 August 1998


East Lawn Cemetery, Bloomington, Illinois


Date12 Feb 2020 14:55:20
ChangesChanges to biography, aircraft associations and mission associations
Date6 Apr 2017 11:41:07
ContributorLucy May
ChangesChanges to service number and place associations
Date27 Sep 2014 18:13:32
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Webb Todd/ wife/ documents