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B-24 Liberator - 41-23661 - Black Jack - 345th BS - 98th BG - 9th AF - and crew. Flew on Operation Tidal Wave, the mission to destroy Ploesti, Rumania's oil refineries, diverting to Sicily with battle damage. 1 Aug 1943.



  • 9th Air Force
  • 98th Bomb Group

    98th Bomb Group

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

  • 345th Bomb Squadron

    345th 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...


  • 41-23661 Black Jack

    B-24 Liberator
    This B-24D, 41-23661, should not be confused with, 41-23816, also named, Black Jack, and, also, flew on and survived Operation Tidal Wave. 1 Aug 1943. ...


Date Contributor Update
31 August 2021 23:21:10 Kickapoo Changes to caption, unit associations and mission associations

Best Web - B-24 - 41-23661 - Black Jack - with the mule and horse shoes.

Date Contributor Update
19 April 2015 14:41:19 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and mission associations