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B-24D Liberator, 41-11836, Lil De-icer, was in the 415th Bomb Squadron, the 98th Bomb Group, in the 9th Air Force. It flew on the Ploesti oil refinery bombing mission piloted by Lt. James L Merrick, returning safely to Libya. 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. ...

  • 415th Bomb Squadron

    415th Bomb 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...


  • 41-11836 Lil De-icer

    B-24 Liberator
    Note : This B-24D Liberator airplane, 41-11836, should not be mistaken for another B-24, 42-40965, also named, Lil De-icer, which was in the 11th Air Force, the 28th Bomb Group, and the 404th Bomb Squadron, in the Pacific Theater of Operations. It's...


  • Lete

    Military site : airfield


Date Contributor Update
29 November 2021 08:30:31 Kickapoo Changes to caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations

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20 April 2015 16:31:29 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and mission associations