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  • Thomas Hoff

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Assigned to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. TDY to 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploseti raid in B-24 42-40753 'Ole Kickapoo' 1-Aug-43; A/C downed by flak and subsequent fire. One of two survivors from the crash. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 157 ...

  • Edmund Janic

    Military | Captain | Bombardier
    Assigned to 328BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: SS, DFC (OLC), AM (3OLC), PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Bernard Leimbach

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    First Lieutenant Bernard "Bernie" Elmer Leimbach flew on the mission to Ploesti, Romania, and served as the replacement 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...

  • Raymond Nathe

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 42-40743.

  • Arthur Peterleus

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 42-40793.

  • Bernard Traudt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner
    Prisoner of War. Shot down on 1st August 1943 on Ploesti raid while TDY to 9th AF in B-24 'Wing Dinger' 41-24015.

  • Michael Trick

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer / Gunner
    Assigned to 343BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF. Flew on 1-Aug-43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, the B-24 was shot up pretty bad, and crash landed in Romania, escaped wreck along with co pilot WIA/POW. MACR 170. Awards: DFC, AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Warren Ware

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot
    Assigned to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. TDY 9AF. Co-Pilot B-24 Liberator 42-40772 'Scheherezade' flew on 1-Aug-43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by John T Blackis, returning safely to Libya. Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Lee Zaruba

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1-Aug-43, flying B-24 Liberator 41-23811. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 October 2021 20:30:05 Kickapoo Changes to collection, caption and person associations
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Plane Talk Magazine

Date Contributor Update
09 August 2019 11:48:59 general ira snapsorter Created entry with collection, caption and person associations
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Roger Freeman Archives

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