Richard J Comey

Military

Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-23936.

On 20 Jan 1944, B-24H 41-29182 (an aircraft of the 93rd Bomb Group) overshot the runway on landing at Metfield on return from local training flight from Hardwick.

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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: Queen Anne Margurite
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 66th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 329th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Nice n naughty
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 66th 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

Cambridge Mass

Revisions

Date14 Feb 2020 10:55:44
Sources

AccidentReports.com,;
8th AF Losses;
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

Date14 Feb 2020 10:19:52
Date27 Sep 2014 18:22:38
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ploesti by Dugan & Stewart & Page 236 in the book SECOND AIR DIVISIONby Turner Publishing Company, 1998, D790.A2S45