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The B-24D Liberator, 41-11620, Edna Elizabeth, assigned to the 343rd Bomb Squadron, in the 98th Bomb Group, in the 9th Air Force. The crew started Operation Tidal Wave, the bombing mission to Ploesti, aborting with a large fuel leak and returned to Benghazi, Libya. 1 Aug 43. Aircraft and crew not counted as flying the Ploesti mission due to their abort. This is a photo of the plane's crash, later repaired, after having suffered a nose wheel collapse.



  • 98th Bomb Group

    98th Bomb Group

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

  • 343rd Bomb Squadron

    343rd Bomb Squadron

    Established as a B-24 Liberator heavy bomb squadron and trained by Third Air Force. Deployed to Egypt in June 1942 over South Atlantic Transport Route transiting from Morrison Field, Florida though the Caribbean to Brazil; performed trans-Atlantic...


  • 41-11620 Edna Elizabeth

    B-24 Liberator
    - The B-24D aircraft, 41-11620, Edna Elisabeth, was originally assigned to the British, as Plane BA9 #13a. It was also in the Halpro Group. ...


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