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The B-24D Liberator - #42-40749 - 'Sack-Time Sally' from the 565th Bombing Squadron, the 389th Bomb Group, and the 8th Air Force. It flew on Ploesti oil refinery raid, returning safely to Libya. August 1, 1943. It was later shot down and lost after a mission over Bremen, Germany.



  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 565th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-40749 Sack-Time Sally

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, 42-40749, named "Sack-Time Sally" flew on the Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Lt. Roy E. Braly, returning safely to Libya. Aug 1, 1943. ...


  • VIII Bomber Command 138

    26 November 1943
    The industrial areas of Bremen, Germany are the target for this massive mission (largest to date) of 505 B-17s which included 14 B-17 Pathfinders from 482BG spread among the B-17 formations - 13 of these completed the mission and 7 were damaged. ...


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