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B-24 Liberator 42-40613 'Pudgy' lost 1st Aug 43 on the Ploesti oil refinery raid. 6 KIA, 5 POW - MACR 333. (L-R) - Lt. Milton Teltser - Pilot (POW) / Lt. Wilmer Bassett - Co-Pilot (POW) / Lt. Robert Ward - Bombardier (KIA) / Lt. Sanford Reback - Navigator (KIA).

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Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

  • 330th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Wilmer Bassett

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Prisoner of War (POW)/ crashed on 8/1/43 while TDY to 9th AF for Ploesti Raid in B-24 'Pudgy' 42-40613 Prisoner of War (POW) in Rumania. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Willard Beaumont

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot/Observer
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed on 8/1/43 on TDY to 9th AF for Ploesti raid in B-24 'Pudgy' 42-40613

  • Sanford Reback

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator
    Killed in Action (KIA) on Ploesti raid while TDY to 9th AF in B-24 'Pudgy' 42-40613

  • Milton Teltser

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed on 8/1/43 while TDY to 9thAF for Ploesti Raid in B-24 'Pudgy'42-40613

  • Robert Ward

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Killed in Action (KIA) on Ploesti raid while TDY to 9th AF in B-24 'Pudgy' 42-40613.

Aircraft

  • 42-40613 'Pudgy'

    B-24 Liberator
    Lost 1 Aug 43, Ploesti, Romania. Forced landing due to fire near Ogrezeni, damaged by enemy fighters. - 6 KIA, 5 POW - MACR 333

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 December 2018 12:08:20 lbeaumont Changes to person associations
Sources

Linked to the biographies of the men identified in the caption. This is consistent with other records of the Pudgy crew on the Polesti raid.

Date Contributor Update
23 March 2015 20:05:07 Al_Skiff Changes to caption
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com

Date Contributor Update
23 March 2015 20:04:27 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com

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