Louis Robert Quaglino

Military

Object Number - UPL 47397 - 2nd Lt Louis R. Quaglino, 98BG

Lt. Louis R. Quaglino was reassigned (TDY) to the 415th Bomb Squadron, the 98th Bomb Group, in the 9th Air Force, USAAF, as copilot of the B-24D Liberator, 41-11817, with his pilot, Lt. Andrew Opsata. Lt. Quaglino, flying, Stinger, participated in the Ploesti oil refinery bombing mission, returning safely to Libya with only one crew member WIA. 1 Aug, 1943.

Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 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: 98th Bomb Group 415th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-?
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 98th Bomb Group 415th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35027471 / O-?
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: B-24D Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 98th Bomb Group 415th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 98th Bomb Group 415th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32160105 / O-?
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-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...

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Events

Event Location Date Description

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Survived Ploesti

Ploiești, Romania 1943-08-01 Co Pilot of B-24 Liberator 41-11817 'Stinger' participated in the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid returning safely to Libya with only one crewmember WIA.

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Assigned

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

Born

New York 1919-03-12

Enlisted

Camp Upton, Yaphank, NY 1941-06-07 Camp Upton, Yaphank, New York

Died

1975-10-06

Buried

Santa Fe National Cemetery Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, NM 1975-10-11 Santa Fe National Cemetery Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico

Revisions

Date16 Sep 2021 16:57:45
ContributorKickapoo
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Wording. - Kickapoo

Date16 Sep 2021 16:56:11
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Detail changes, wording. - Kickapoo

Date16 Sep 2021 06:16:17
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Details added. - Kickapoo

Date17 Apr 2020 19:58:03
Contributorjmoore43
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Added connections to the 415 BS & 98 BG mentioned in the events section.
Added a space to the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date25 Mar 2020 23:00:15
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date30 Mar 2015 18:32:27
ContributorAl_Skiff
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USAAF Photo.

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