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B-24D - Ole Kickapoo - 42-40753. - Left to Right Standing : Lt. Lloyd Hughes and Lt. Ron Helder in front of Number 4 Engine. And Crew - kneeling. 1943



  • Ronald Helder

    Military | Second Lieutenant | B-24D Co-Pilot
    2nd Lt. Ronald Lee Helder was a B-24 pilot in the 8th Air Force, the 389th Bomb Group, and the 564th Bombing Squadron in WWII. He flew as Co-pilot with his friend, Command Pilot Lt. Lloyd H. Hughes, in the B-24D Lt. Helder called, Ole Kickapoo,...

  • Lloyd Hughes

    Military | Second Lieutenant | B-24 Command Pilot
    Lloyd Herbert Hughes Jr., better known to his friends, as "Pete," flew his fifth mission, as pilot of a B-24D Liberator bomber in an attack against the Axis oil refineries in Ploesti, Romania. He was killed August 1, 1943 when his plane was severely...


  • 42-40753

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, 42-40753, was a Consolidated B-24D bomber from the 389th Bombardment Group, of the 8th Air Force, and the 564th Bomb Squadron from England. It's Command Pilot on Operation Tidal Wave, was 2nd Lt. Lloyd Hughes, and his crew. They flew on...


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07 September 2021 19:31:36 general ira snapsorter Changes to mission associations

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07 September 2021 09:54:41 Kickapoo Changes to caption

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07 September 2021 09:48:34 Kickapoo Created entry with caption, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

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