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B-24D - # 42-40265 - 'Honky Tonk Gal'. Renamed from 'The NAKED TRUTH'.
Lost on Operation TIDAL WAVE. Aug 1, 1943. - MACR 330 - Pilot Hubert H. Womble

Connections

Units

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

Aircraft

  • 42-40265 'Honkey Tonk Gal'

    B-24 Liberator
    Crash landed on 1st Aug 43 while on TDY to 9th AF for Ploesti raid. Crew become POW's with Bombardier 1st Lt William H Little succumbing to his wounds in Romanian hospital whilst POW. MACR 330.

Missions

  • Operation Tidal Wave

    1 August 1943
    Operation TIDAL WAVE. B24D 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 B...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 April 2021 22:11:02 Kickapoo Changes to caption and mission associations
Sources

Best Web - B-24 - 'Honky Tonk Gal' - 'The Naked Truth'

Date Contributor Update
25 February 2021 15:35:54 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com/honkeytonkgal3.htm

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