Isaac A Flesher

Military

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

  • Unit Hierarchy: Squadron
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Victory Ship
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 68th 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...

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Gridley, Illinois 19 June 1920

Died

20 August 1998

Buried

East Lawn Cemetery, Bloomington, Illinois

Revisions

Date12 Feb 2020 14:55:20
Date27 Sep 2014 18:13:32
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Webb Todd/ wife/ documents