B-24D - 'The Vulgar Virgin' - #42-40608 - 8th Air Force - 93rd Bomb Group, and the 328th Bomb Squadron from Great Britain, brought down to Benghazi, Libya, for operations in the MTO, including Operation Tidal Wave. Lt. James Marquis, navigator, standing on the left. 1943
Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Navigator
James E. Marquis was born on February 6, 1922. After completing his flight training in the U.S. Lt. James E. Marquis, was assigned to the 8th Air Force, the 93rd Bomb Group, and the 328th Bomb Squadron in Britain. He was the navigator on his B-24D...
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...