John Harding Gormey

Military

Object Number - UPL 14353 - The flight crew poses in front of the B-24D Liberator, 41-11817, Stinger, in the 415th Bomb Squadron - the 98th Bomb Group - and the 9th Air...

Staff Sergeant James H. Gomey was a gunner on the B-24D Liberator, 41-11817, Stinger, which participated in the Ploesti oil refinery raid returning safely to Benghazi, Libya. Sgt. Gormey was slightly wounded over Ploesti, hit by flak. WIA. 1st Aug 43

Awards: DFC, AM, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

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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
  • Unit Hierarchy: Squadron
  • Air Force: Ninth Air Force Twelfth Air Force Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Ninth Air Force Twelfth Air Force Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 98th Bomb Group 415th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: - Stinger
  • Unit: 98th Bomb Group 415th 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

Born

Palacios, TX 1920-11-21 Son of John Adam and Nellie Mae [Vineyard] Gormey.

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Assigned

Benghazi, Libya Assigned to 415BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF.

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Wounded In Action (WIA)

Ploiești, Romania 1943-08-01 Gunner on B-24 Liberator 41-11817 'Stinger' which participated in the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid returning safely to Libya. gunner hit by flak WIA.

Died

Lubbock, TX 1952-10-11

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2021 02:57:45
ContributorKickapoo
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Spelling. - Kickapoo

Date14 Sep 2021 16:31:41
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Added name and rank details. - Kickapoo

Date17 Apr 2020 19:31:54
Contributorjmoore43
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Added connections to the 415 BS & 98 BG mentioned in the events section.

Date17 Apr 2020 19:29:00
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date30 Mar 2015 17:40:10
ContributorAl_Skiff
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USAAF Photo.

Date30 Mar 2015 17:36:39
ContributorAl_Skiff
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USAAF Photo.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:16:08
ContributorAAM
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Dugan & Stewart 'Ploesti'

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