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The B-24 Liberator, serial number, 42-63758, named, Li'l Jughead, as part of the 98th Bomb Group, flown by Lyle Spencer, Harry J. Baker, and Boyden Supiani, flying in formation with the B-24D Liberators, Daisey Mae and Black Magic, flying at full throttles, 200 mph, and 20 to 50 feet of altitude, approaching White IV, the Astra Romano Oil Refinery, at Ploesti, Romania. 1-Aug-43.

This photograph was taken from the 98th Bomb Group's lead B-24D, 41-11825, Hail Columbia. 1-Aug-43

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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. ...

  • 415th Bomb Squadron

    415th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    The 415th Bomb Squadron was established as a B-24 Liberator Reconnaissance Squadron in early 1942. Initially, it was engaged in antisubmarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico. Later, it was redesignated as a Heavy Bombardment Squadron, and was trained...

Aircraft

  • 42-40662 - Black Magic

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D Liberator, 42-40662, Black Magic, was in the 415th BS, the 98th BG, and the 9th AF. It flew on the Ploesti mission piloted by Lt. Dwight D. Patch, returning safely to Benghazi, Libya (RTB). It was later shot down by an ME-110 on a mission to...

  • 42-63758 Li'l Jughaid

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, "Li'l Jughaid", survived Operation Tidal Wave, Ploesti Romania. 1 Aug 43. ...

  • 41-11815 Daisy Mae

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, Daisy Mae, 41-11815, and it's crew, were in the 415th Bomb Squadron, the 98th Bomb Group, and the 9th Air Force . The plane and crew flew on Ploesti mission piloted by Lt. Lewis N. Ellis and his crew, returning safely to Benghazi, Libya. Lt....

Missions

  • Operation Tidal Wave

    1 August 1943
    Operation TIDAL WAVE. B-24D 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 May 2022 17:51:24 Al_Skiff Changes to caption
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Date Contributor Update
14 January 2022 08:50:37 Kickapoo Changes to caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
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Black Sunday-Ploesti - Michael Hill

Date Contributor Update
12 August 2021 07:51:58 Kickapoo Changes to caption
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Best Web - B-24 - Li'L JUGHEAD

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02 April 2021 09:30:13 Kickapoo Changes to caption
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Personal Archives - John S Young Jr

Date Contributor Update
30 August 2018 16:04:19 Emily Changes to place associations
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Previous source message should read Operation Tidal Wave mission

Date Contributor Update
30 August 2018 16:03:20 Emily Changes to caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
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Amended associations to reflect aircraft, people and events depicted in the image.

Original image associations are now associated to the pages of John Simmons Young , the aircraft records associated to this page, and the Operation Sinbad mission.

US Air Force Official Photograph

Date Contributor Update
30 August 2018 07:22:36 Kickapoo Changes to caption
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Black Sunday - Michael Hill

Date Contributor Update
16 August 2018 23:59:54 Kickapoo Changes to caption, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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Black Sunday - Michael Hill

Date Contributor Update
20 April 2015 11:43:19 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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