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B-24D - 41-23816. Black Jack, and crew. 8th Air Force, 44th Bomb Group, 68th Bomb Squadron. Pilot Lt. Coleman S. Whitaker (KIA) - Right Side. Black jack was lost. Shot down and crashed. Austria. 1 Oct 43. MACR 3312

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  • Coleman Whitaker

    Military | First Lieutenant | B-24 Command Pilot
    Lt. Coleman Whitaker volunteered for, and served as an RAF pilot for several months before Pearl Harbor. Later, he transferred back to the USAAF and took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the large mission to the Ploesti, Romania, oil refineries, flying...

Aircraft

  • 41-23816 - Black Jack

    B-24 Liberator
    Note : The B-24D, 41- The B-24D, 41-23816, flown by Lt. Coleman Whitaker, named, Black Jack, was one of two B-24Ds in the MTO named, Black Jack, and was assigned to the 8th Air Force, the 44th Bomb Group, and the 68th Bomb Squadron, in the U.K. in the...

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...

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Date Contributor Update
19 November 2021 05:08:44 Kickapoo Changes to caption and mission associations
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Best Web - B-24 - 41-23816 - Black Jack

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21 August 2021 10:42:57 Kickapoo Changes to caption
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Best Web - B-24 - 41-23816

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20 April 2021 17:17:26 Kickapoo Changes to collection, caption and person associations
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Best Web - B-24 - 41-23816

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20 April 2021 02:38:04 Kickapoo Changes to caption
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Best Web - B-24 - 41-23816 - 'BLACK JACK'

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07 May 2015 22:01:13 JasonR Created entry with caption and aircraft associations
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http://www.b24bestweb.com/blackjack-v1-3.htm - contributor David Webster

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