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B-24D Liberator #4111636 "Wash's Tub" - 514th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF. It was originally a Halpro aircraft, RCL #24, then, was transferred to the 98th Bomb Group before being sent to 376th. Flown by the James Bock crew on the August 1,1943 low-level mission to Ploesti, Romania. The aircraft was returned to the U.S. in September 1943 for a War Bond tour and was then used for a training aircraft. Scrapped at Spokane, WA, Nov. 19. 1946



  • 9th Air Force
  • 376th Bomb Group

    376th Bomb 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...

  • 98th Bomb Group

    98th Bomb Group

    The 98th trained for bombardment missions with B-24 Liberators during the first half of 1942. ...

  • 514th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-11636 'Wash's Tub' 'Liberandos' '67' '24' '63' '636'

    B-24 Liberator
    'WASH'S TUB' # 41-11636 was originally a Halpro aircraft #24, then, was transferred to the 98th Bomb Group before being sent to 376th Bomb Group. Flown by Lt. James Bock's crew on the low-level mission to Ploesti, Romania - August 1, 1943. During this...


  • Operation Tidal Wave

    1 August 1943
    Operation TIDAL WAVE. B24D Liberators attack the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania. The bombers flew low to avoid radar detection and dropped time delayed bombs. Out of the 177 B-24s that took part in the raid 167 managed to attack their targets. 57 B...


Date Contributor Update
14 February 2021 10:19:17 Kickapoo Changes to caption and mission associations
Sources - Stephan Adams - James A Leddy - Tom Brittan - Al Blue

Date Contributor Update
31 March 2015 13:33:47 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and mission associations

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