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B-24D, SN #41-24195, 'Little Joe', flew on the Ploesti oil refinery raid, returning safely to Libya. Aug 1, 1943

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Aircraft

  • 41-24195 'Little Joe'

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D Liberator bomber, SN #41-24195, in the 9th Air Force, the 98th Bomb Group, and the 415th Bomb Squadron, named, 'Little Joe', flew on the Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Wesley N. Pettigrew, returning safely to Libya. Aug 1, 1943

Missions

  • Operation Tidal Wave

    1 August 1943
    Operation TIDAL WAVE. B24D Liberators attack the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania. The bombers flew low to avoid radar detection and dropped time delayed bombs. Out of the 177 B-24s that took part in the raid 167 managed to attack their targets. 57 B...

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Date Contributor Update
02 April 2021 08:32:43 Kickapoo Changes to collection, caption and mission associations
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Best Web - B-24 - #41-24195

Date Contributor Update
20 April 2015 10:53:01 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and mission associations
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http://www.b24bestweb.com

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