Thomas C DickMilitary
Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator #41-23810.
March 8, 1943 'Thar She Blows' B24 #41-23658 crashlanded at Gibraltar Farms in Kent. The battle damaged plane was returning from operations. All crew members were injured.
Silver Star; Purple Heart; DFC; EAME Medal w/ 4 Bronze Battle Stars; American Theater Ribbon
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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...
|Griffithsville, West Virginia||23 August 1919|
|13 May 1969|
Added a "#" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.