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T/Sgt. Max Wendell Lower was the Radio Operator/Gunner on the B-24D, Old Baldy, in the 9th Air Force, the 98th Bomb Group, in the 345th Bomb Squadron, KIA, when his B-24D, Old Baldy, was shot down over Ploesti, Romania. 1 Aug 43.

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  • 98th Bomb Group

    98th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 98th trained for bombardment missions with B-24 Liberators during the first half of 1942. ...

  • 345th Bomb Squadron

    345th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Established as a B-24 Liberator heavy bomb squadron and trained by Third Air Force. Deployed to Egypt in June 1942 over South Atlantic Transport Route transiting from Morrison Field, Florida though the Caribbean to Brazil; performed trans-Atlantic...

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  • Max Lower

    Military | Staff Sergeant | B-24 Radio Operator/Gunner
    T/Sgt. Max Lower was assigned to the 345th Bomb Squadron, the 98th Bomb Group, in the 9th Air Force, USAAF, in WWll. He was the Radio Operator/Gunner on the B-24D, 42-40102, Old Baldy, on Operation Tidal Wave over the Ploesti oil refineries. His...

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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29 November 2021 12:34:31 Kickapoo Changes to caption and mission associations
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Details added. - Kickapoo

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29 November 2021 09:26:00 Al_Skiff Changes to caption
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29 November 2021 09:02:47 general ira snapsorter Changes to aircraft associations and mission associations
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Removed associations not depicted in the image. Associated correct person.

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29 November 2021 08:49:41 Kickapoo Changes to caption, unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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Best Web - B-24 - 41-11836 - Lil De-icer

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21 June 2020 16:48:51 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations
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