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Back Row L to R
Gen Hoyt S Vanderberg
P 1st Lt Royden L Lebrecht, Denison, TX
C 1st Lt Clinton H Killian, Roosevelt, Utah
N 1st Lt Grover A Zink, Qron, Kansas
B 1st Lt Albert J Mickish, Perry, OK
Lt Col Robert H Parham
Radio T/Sgt JohnR Reilly, Utica, NY
Front Row L to R
E T/Sgt Harold F Weir, Lapeer, MI
Rad Ast S/Sgt Paul E Davidson, Springfield, Mo
Ast Eng S/Sgt John A Givens Jr, Louis, Mo
Crew Chief M/Sgt Paul T Bashis, Cambridge, Mass
Tail S/Sgt John Gunnu, Albany, NY
Gunner S/Sgt Adney J Harmon, Sacco, Maine

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  • Paul Baskis

    Military | Master Sergeant | B-24 Crew Chief
    Master Sgt. Crew Chief Paul Baskis was assigned to the B-24D Liberator, 41-11761, named, The Squaw. ...

  • Paul Davidson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | B-24 Gunner
    Staff Sgt. Paul Davidson was a crew member and a gunner on the B-24D, 41-11761, The Squaw, and flew on Operation Tidal Wave to Ploesti. 1 Aug 43. His pilot and plane diverted to Cypress, and returned to base at Benghazi, Libya. 3 Aug 43. later, he ...

  • John Givens

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner
    Crew member B-24D, 41-11761, The Squaw, flew on Operation Tidal Wave 1-Aug-43, diverted to Cypress. Returned to base ar Benghazi, Libya. RTB. 3-Aug-43. Flew to Fort Worth, Texas, USA for a war bond tour with, The Squaw. ...

  • John Guanu

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Crew member on the B-24D, 41-11761, The Squaw. Flew on the 1-Aug-43 Ploesti mission. Damaged by flak and diverted to Cyprus. Returned to base at Benghazi, Libya 3-Aug-43. Flew to Fort Worth, Texas for a war bond tour with, The Squaw. 1944 ...

  • Adney Harmon

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner
    Crew member of the B-24D, 41-11761, The Squaw, that flew on the 1-Aug-43 Ploesti bombing mission. Damaged over Ploesti by flak, they diverted to Cypress. Returned to base at Benghazi, Libya 3-Aug-43. Flew to Fort Worth, TX, USA for war bonds tour with...

  • Clinton Killian

    Military | First Lieutenant | B-24 Co-pilot
    First Lt. Clinton Killian was First Lt. Royden LeBrecht's co-pilot on their B-24D, The Squaw. He flew on the 1-Aug-43 mission to Ploesti, Romania, and diverted to Cyprus after flying cover for the damaged B-24s, Hail Columbia, The Sandman, and Hadley...

  • Royden LeBrecht

    Military | Captain | B-24 Command Pilot
    Lt. Royden Louis LeBrecht was a B-24D command pilot in the 9th Air Force, the 98th Bomb Group, and the 344th Bomb Squadron. He flew his B-24D, he named, The Squaw, on Operation Tidal Wave, the large mission to destroy the German held oil refineries at...

  • Albert Mickish

    Military | Captain | B-24 Bombardier
    Lt. Albert "AJ" Mickish was a bombardier on the B-24 41-24040, What's Cooking Doc ? - Big Operator, and started out flying on Operation Tidal Wave to Ploesti, Romania. His plane aborted the mission with turbocharger problems and diverted to Cyprus. 1...

  • Robert Parham

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel
    Col Bob was my grandpop. He didn’t talk much about the war, but he had a nephew who was a little older than my mother. At the time, he sent pictures of the Ploesti raid to my cousin, Robert Ellzey. My cousin told me about getting Samba records direct...

  • John Reilly

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Lt. John R. Reiley was the radio operator on the pilot, Lt. Royden LeBrecht's B-24D, 41-11761, The Squaw, and flew on Operation Tidal Wave, the bombing mission to Ploesti, Romania. Lt. LeBrecht diverted to Nicosia, Cypress, escorting and covering his...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 March 2015 16:40:26 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations, person associations and mission associations
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Date Contributor Update
31 March 2015 16:39:01 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption
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