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The crew standing and sitting on top of their famous B-24D Liberator, 41-11761, 'The "Squaw",' that successfully flew on 71 combat missions without a casualty. 1944

Connections

People

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Harold Weir

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer
    Flight Engineer B-24 #4111761 'Little Squaw' flew on the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid, diverted to Cypress. Returned to Fort Worth, TX, USA for war bonds tour with A/C.

  • Grover Zink

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Navigator B-24 41-11761 'Little Squaw' flew on the 1-Aug-43 Ploesti raid, diverted to Cypress. Returned to USA for war bonds tour with A/C 1944. Awards: DFC (OLC), AM (6OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 xBattle Stars).

Aircraft

  • 41-11761 - The Squaw - Sleepy

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D Liberator bomber, 41-11761, was first named, Sleepy, by the men in the 8th Air Force and the 93rd Bomb Group in the U.K. It was, later, renamed, The Squaw, by it's Command Pilot, Lt. Royden LeBrecht, after being transferred to the 9th Air...

  • 41-11768 - Kickapoo

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D Liberator, 41-11768, named, Kickapoo, was Lt. John S. Young's regularly assigned B-24D, after his 98th Bombardment Group moved out of Egypt, to the air bases at Benghazi, Libya. John Young was from Dallas, Texas, like so many of the men...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 March 2022 19:45:37 Kickapoo Changes to caption, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Removed punctuation from around aircraft name, for clarity, uniformity, and readability. - Kickapoo

Date Contributor Update
31 March 2015 16:45:55 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and mission associations
Sources

http://texashistory.unt.edu

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