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The B-24D Liberator, 41-11803, Rosie Wrecked 'Em, and crew in the 344th BS, the 98th BG, and the 9th AF. Lt. Herbert Arens and his copilot, Lt. Kitt Hamlin flew, Rosie Wrecked 'Em, on the Ploesti oil refinery mission, on the wing of Col. John Kane, but had to return to base (RTB) because of mechanical problems. 1 Aug 1943.

Because my Father In Law, Copilot, Lt. Kittredge "Kitt" Hamlin, (standing second from left), left North Africa for the States, about, 8 Aug 1943, after 45 missions, this photo was taken prior to that date. I assume that the Pilot, Capt. Herbert Arens, is standing far left. - Kitt Hamlin passed away 26 Jan 1993. Contributor - Marc D. Flink

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Units

  • 98th Bomb Group

    98th Bomb Group

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

  • 344th Bomb Squadron

    344th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    The 344th Bombing Squadron was first activated at MacDill Field, Florida as one of the original three squadrons assigned to the 98th Bombardment Group. The 344th soon moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana, where it began to train as a Consolidated B-24...

Aircraft

  • 41-11803 - Rosie Wrecked 'Em

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D Liberator, 41-11803, Rosie Wrecked 'Em, was in the 9th Air Force, the 98th Bomb Group, the Pyramiders, and the 344th Bomb Squadron. The pilot, Lt. Herbert Arens, flew, Rosie Wrecked 'Em, on the Ploesti oil refinery mission, flying on the wing...

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Date Contributor Update
04 October 2021 07:46:57 general ira snapsorter Changes to mission associations
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Removed associations which are not depicted in the image.

Date Contributor Update
04 October 2021 06:59:15 Kickapoo Changes to caption, unit associations and mission associations
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Best Web - B-24 - Rosie Wrecked 'Em

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18 April 2015 17:14:27 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and mission associations
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