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Lt. Reginald Carpenter's crew in the 67th Bomb Squadron, the 44th Bomb Group, in the 8th Air Force in Britain, 1942-43, before being temporarily detached (TDY) to the 9th Air Force in North Africa.

Back row - Left to right :
1st Lt. Selansky - Navigator
1st Lt. Reginald L Carpenter - Command Pilot;
1st Lt. Edwin L Rumsey Jr. - Copilot;
2nd Lt. Berthel Swensson - Bombardier;
SSgt. Frederick W Durand - Gunner - KIA - Ploesti

Front row, left to right :
SSgt. Walter L Brown - Gunner
TSgt. Joseph F Manquen - Radio Operator
SSgt. Glenn O Higley - Assisstant Flight Engineer
TSgt. Vincent E Huenerberg - Flight Engineer
SSgt. Rollin C Looker - Assisstent Radio Operator

Connections

Units

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 67th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Walter Brown

    Military | Staff Sergeant | B-24 Right Side Waist Gunner
    Walter Lyndol Brown ...

  • Reginald Carpenter

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Command Pilot Lt. Reginald Carpenter took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti, in August 1943, flying the B-24D Liberator bomber, 41-24024, Bewitching Witch. The aircraft was damaged by anti-aircraft fire over Ploesti, and was limping...

  • Frederick Durand

    Military | Staff Sergeant | B-24 Tail Gunner
    The B-24 Aircraft Gunner SSgt. Fred Durand took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the bombing mission on Ploesti, August, 1943, flying in the B-24D Liberator, 41-24024. The aircraft was damaged by anti-aircraft fire over Ploesti and was limping home when ...

  • Glenn Higley

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Severely damaged by flak after making two bomb runs over th target of Friedrichshafen, GR on 18 Mar 1944, B-24 #42-100073 'Sack Artist' crashed near Dubendorf, Switzerland after the crew baled out. Interned.

  • Vincent Huenerberg

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-24024. The aircraft was damaged by anti-aircraft fire over the target, she was limping home when she was caught by fighters over the Ionian Sea and forced...

  • Rollin Looker

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Assistant Engineer
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-24024. The aircraft was damaged by anti-aircraft fire over the target, she was limping home when she was caught by fighters over the Ionian Sea and forced...

  • Joseph Manquen

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-24024. The aircraft was damaged by anti-aircraft fire over the target, she was limping home when she was caught by fighters over the Ionian Sea and forced...

  • Edwin Rumsey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-24024. The aircraft was damaged by anti-aircraft fire over the target, she was limping home when she was caught by fighters over the Ionian Sea and forced...

  • Charles Selasky

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-23817. ...

  • Berthel Swensson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-23817. ...

Aircraft

  • 41-24024 - Bewitching Witch

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D Liberator aircraft, 41-24024, named, Bewitching Witch, in the 376th Bomb Group in the U.K. It was loaned to the 44th Bomb Group, temporarily detached (TDY) to the 9th Air Force in North Africa, for Operation Tidal Wave, the low level mission...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 April 2022 03:32:20 Kickapoo Changes to caption, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Best Web - B-24 - 41-24024 - Bewitching Witch

Date Contributor Update
25 May 2017 14:16:00 Lucy May Changes to caption, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Used original caption on Fold3 to correct caption and connections:
https://www.fold3.com/image/32145768
https://www.fold3.com/image/32145770

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 18:18:51 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.flickr.com

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