James Claude Haverty

Military

Lt. James Haverty has been reported as the pilot who flew the B-24D, 41-11620, named Edna Elizabeth, on the low level Ploesti mission, assigned to the 98th Bomb Group's Flight 5. However, no historical records on the 98th Bomb Group count any pilot, crewmen on the aircraft, 41-11620, Edna Elizabeth, or the airplane, itself, as having participated in Operation Tidal Wave, to Ploesti, Romania, as the plane started the mission, but turned back to Benghazi early, soon after leaving the African coast on the way to cross the Mediterranean. 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

Aircraft

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

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

Born

Tennessee, USA 20 June 1921 Jun. 20, 1921, Tennessee, USA.

Other

Survived Ploesti

Ploiești, Romania 1 August 1943 Flew in the low level 1 Aug 43 Ploesti mission assigned to the 98th's fifth wave. The plane turned back early soon after leaving the African coast to cross the Mediterranean.

Died

Memphis, TN, USA 6 February 1958 Feb. 6, 1958, Memphis Shelby County,Tennessee, USA.

Buried

Forest Hill Cemetery Midtown, 1661 Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, TN 38106, USA Forest Hill Cemetery Midtown Memphis, Shelby County Tennessee, USA.

Other

Assigned

Benghazi, Libya 343rd BS, 98th BG, 9th AF.

Revisions

Date13 Mar 2022 00:03:48
ContributorKickapoo
Sources

Best Web - B-24 - 41-11620 - Edna Elizabeth

Date13 Mar 2022 00:01:20
ContributorKickapoo
Sources

Best Web - B-24 - 41-11620 - Edna Elizabeth

Date17 Apr 2015 20:57:57
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date17 Apr 2015 20:54:04
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date27 Sep 2014 18:02:32
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / roster