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The B-24D - 'Suzy Q' - Flying home from the bombing mission to Ploesti. This 1943 photo was taken from the B-24D Liberator bomber, 'Buzzin Bear'. This is the only known flying photo of Col. Leon Johnson's airplane, 'Suzy Q' during the mission. Note the flak damage to 'Suzy Q' s RH vertical stabilizer. August 1,1943



  • 41-23817 Suzy Q

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, named, Suzy Q, flown by Pilot Lt. Robert I. Brown and commanded by Col. Leon Johnson, led the 44th Bomb Group on the Aug 1, 1943 Ploesti raid and was the most famous ship of the 67th Squadron. The plane was lost along with the 67th's plane,...


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