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B-24D - 'LITTLE JOE' - 1943. Flew on the Ploesti mission and returned safely. Aug 1, 1943



  • 41-24195 'Little Joe'

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D Liberator bomber, SN #41-24195, in the 9th Air Force, the 98th Bomb Group, and the 415th Bomb Squadron, named, 'Little Joe', flew on the Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Wesley N. Pettigrew, returning safely to Libya. Aug 1, 1943


  • 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...


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02 April 2021 09:18:01 Kickapoo Created entry with collection, caption, aircraft associations and mission associations

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