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B-24D - 'THE VULGAR VIRGIN' - B-24-D-20-CO - #41-24198 - 98th Bomb Group - the 344th Bomb Squadron - and the 9th AF - “The Vulgar Virgin” with crew, North Africa 1943. Pilot Lt. Wallace Taylor called for bailout over White IV while bombing Ploesti, after his plane was hit. He was the only survivor of the bailout and was captured - POW - Crew KIA - Aug 1, 1943



  • 9th Air Force
  • 98th Bomb Group

    98th Bomb Group

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

  • 344th Bomb Squadron

    344th Bomb Squadron

    The 344th Bombing Squadron was first activated at MacDill Field, Florida as one of the original three squadrons assigned to the 98th Bombardment Group. The 344th soon moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana, where it began to train as a Consolidated B-24...


  • Wallace Taylor

    Military | Major | Pilot
    Lt. Wallace C. Taylor was assigned to 344th Bomb Squadron, the 98th Bomb Group, and the 9th Air Force in the USAAF in WWII. He flew the B-24D bomber named, 'The Vulgar Virgin' # 41-24198 on the famous bombing mission to destroy the German oil...



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