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Commanding Officers of the 9th U.S. Air force at a base near Benghazi. Libya after the devastating raid on the Ploesti oil fields. Left to right Maj Gen Lewis Brereton, CG 9th AF; Brig Gen U. G. Ent, CG 9th Bomber Command; and Col K.K. Compton, CO of 376th BG. A/C is B-24 Liberator #4240664 'Teggie Ann'.

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Units

  • 9th Air Force
  • 376th Bomb Group

    376th Bomb Group

    Group
    Constituted as 376th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 Oct 1942 and activated in Palestine on 31 Oct. Began combat immediately, using B-24 aircraft. Operated with Ninth AF from bases in the Middle East, Nov 1942-Sep 1943, and with Twelfth AF from Tunisia...

People

  • Lewis Brereton

    Military | Lieutenant General | Commanding General
    Lewis Hyde Brereton (June 21, 1890 – July 20, 1967) was a military aviation pioneer and lieutenant general in the United States Air Force. A 1911 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, he began his military career as a United States Army officer...

  • Keith Compton

    Military | Lieutenant General | B-24 Command Pilot - Squadron Commander - Commanding Officer
    Keith Karl Compton was an American Air Force Lieutenant General who was Vice Commander in Chief, in the United States Air Force's Strategic Air Command. He flew as the Element Lead Aircraft's Command Pilot with Gen. Uzal Ent, the Ploesti Mission...

  • Uzal Ent

    Military | Major General | Commanding General
    Uzal Girard Ent was an American Army Air Force officer who served as the commander of the 9th Air Force and subsequently the 2nd Air Force during World War II. He flew as mission commander on the Aug 1, 1943, Ploesti oil refinery raid...

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Date Contributor Update
29 March 2015 17:42:46 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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