IX Bomber Command

Command

Object Number - UPL 34791 - G.Is at IX Bomber Command, Marks Hall, 1943. S/Sgt. John Kruckok is far right.

Commanding Officers

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: IX Bomber Command
  • Highest Rank: General

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Encompassing

  • 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: IX Bomber Command
  • Highest Rank: General
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: American Red Cross IX Bomber Command 27th Air Transport Group 386th Bomb Group 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 95th Bomb Group

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Kate Smith
  • Unit: IX Bomber Command 98th Bomb Group 345th Bomb Squadron

Mission

  • 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...

Revisions

Date3 Jun 2021 15:19:56
ContributorEmily
Date25 Sep 2019 14:10:46
ContributorEmily
Sources

Air Force Combat Units of World War II

Date17 Dec 2018 16:13:34
ContributorEmily
Sources

Associated Samuel E Anderson

Date27 Sep 2014 18:42:43
ContributorAAM
Sources

Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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