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Jack Dieterle's drawing of the Steaua Romana refinery complex with the dry riverbed where Lt. Horton's plane crash landed.



  • Jack Dieterle

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | B-24 Command Pilot
    After completing his training as a bomber pilot at Biggs Field in Texas, Major Jack Deiterle's 566th Bomb Squadron in the 389th Bomb Group, was established at Hethel Field in Norwich early in 1943. Dieterle was a command pilot on the B-24D, The Little...

  • Robert Horton

    Military | First Lieutenant | B-24 Command Pilot
    Lt. Robert Horton was Killed in Action (KIA) while on TDY to the 9th AF during Operation Tidal wave, the bombing mission to the Ploesti, Romania, oil refineries, flying the B-24D, 42-40735, named, Sand-Witch. ...


Date Contributor Update
16 March 2019 19:19:50 Dieterle Created entry with caption

Richard Dieterle from papers in the possession of Dan Masters.