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The B-24D, The Sandman, was flown on Operation Tidal Wave by Lt. Robert Sternfels, and returned safely after bombing it's assigned target. 1 Aug 1943. The aircraft crashed and was lost after the Ploesti mission. Lost 19 Dec 43, ITA - MACR 1641 - Pilot John W. Viers



  • 42-40402 The Sandman

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D Liberator bomber, named, The Sandman, was flown by Lt. Robert Sternfels and his copilot, Lt. Barney Jackson, in the 9th Air Force, the 98th Bomb Group, and the 345th Bomb Squadron, on Operation Tidal Wave, the famous mission to destroy the...


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