Russell D Longnecker

Military

Object Number - UPL 14960 - B-24D Liberator, 42-40246, Thunder Mug and Crew : Standing - Left to Right : Stanley Valcik, Hubert R. Tardif, William Schrampf, ...

Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943 as pilot flying B-24 Liberator 42-40246.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 93rd Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 328th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13055223
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 328th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 328th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: T-190654 / O-2044845
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 328th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: T-190647
  • Highest Rank: Flying Officer
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot / Observer on Longnecker Crew
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 328th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: - Thunder Mug
  • Unit: 93rd Bomb Group 328th 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

Broken Bow, Nebraska 1921-02-05

Died

1989-09-12

Buried

Bow Cemetery Bow, Skagit County, Washington

Revisions

Date21 Feb 2022 20:46:56
Contributordecwriter
Sources

Added to service, bio and awards. The T-197 number is confirmed on both the DFC & AM file as well as the actual General Orders for the 1 Aug 1943 Ploesti raid for the 93rd Bomb Group.
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/20561009/russell-d-longnecker

Date28 Aug 2019 13:24:42
Date27 Sep 2014 18:24:46
ContributorAAM
Sources

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

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