Robert C PetersonMilitary
Robert Peterson served as a navigator with the 44th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Shipdham, England.
Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-23788.
Peterson was the owner of Pilot Officer Rusty, a spaniel which served as the group's Mascot
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- 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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Caption information given in FRE 641: https://www.americanairmuseum.com/media/94
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://8thairforce.com/44thbg/search/perlastname.asp