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First Lieutenant Bernard "Bernie" Elmer Leimbach, served as a B-24D navigator in the MTO starting in 1942. He was killed in action (KIA) when his B-24 Liberator bomber, #42-40364, 'The Pink Elephant' / 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs', was shot down after bombing the German held oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania. August 1, 1943

For his skill and his sacrifice on the Ploesti Mission, Lt. Leimbach was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Purple Heart medals.

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    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    First Lieutenant Bernard "Bernie" Elmer Leimbach flew on the mission to Ploesti, Romania, and served as the Navigator on the B-24D Liberator bomber, 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs', SN #42-40364 Y. He was Killed in Action (KIA) on the Ploesti Raid...

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01 April 2021 09:25:37 general ira snapsorter Changes to place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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Removed associations not depicted in the image. Associations to be made in the GROUPS record.

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01 April 2021 08:53:15 Kickapoo Changes to caption
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The Great Ground-Air Battle Of 1 August 1943 - James Dugan & Carroll Stewart

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01 April 2021 08:49:04 Kickapoo Changes to collection, caption, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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The Great Ground-Air Battle Of 1 August, 1943 - James Dugan & Carroll Stewart

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20 March 2018 09:50:56 Michelbe Created entry with caption and person associations
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