James P Kofoed

Military

Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943,in B-24 Liberator 42-40803.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 389th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 36th Bomb Group 389th Bomb Group 801st Bomb Group 564th Bomb Squadron 856th Bomb Squadron 492nd Bomb Group Carpetbaggers

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

Somerville, Massachusetts

Revisions

Date23 Oct 2019 13:29:43
Date27 Sep 2014 18:14:49
ContributorAAM
Sources

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