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A B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-40402) nicknamed "The Sandman" of the 98th Bomb Group banks low over a factory during the Ploesti raid 1 August 1943.

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Aircraft

  • 42-40402 - The Sandman

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D Liberator bomber, named, The Sandman, was named, and flown, by Lt. Robert Sternfels and his co-pilot, 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...

Missions

  • Operation Tidal Wave

    1 August 1943
    Operation TIDAL WAVE. B-24D 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 June 2022 20:55:59 Kickapoo Changes to mission associations
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Time Magazine - Incorrect reversed image published in Time Magazine after Opratiom Tidal Wave. 1944

Date Contributor Update
18 June 2022 20:53:52 Kickapoo Changes to unit associations
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Tim Magazine - Incorrect reversed image published in Time Magazine after Operation Tidal Wave

Date Contributor Update
06 August 2021 18:40:39 Kickapoo Changes to unit associations and mission associations
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Best Web - B-24

Date Contributor Update
06 August 2021 18:30:28 Kickapoo Changes to aircraft associations
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Best Web - B-24

Date Contributor Update
07 July 2020 08:00:25 general ira snapsorter Changes to unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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Removed aircraft and mission associations not depicted in the image.

Date Contributor Update
07 July 2020 05:49:44 Kickapoo Changes to aircraft associations
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FindAGrave ---- Into the Fire - Duane Schultz

Date Contributor Update
07 July 2020 05:46:42 Kickapoo Changes to unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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Into the fire - Duane Schultz ---- FindAGrave ---- Black Sunday - Michael Hill

Date Contributor Update
03 July 2020 10:04:01 Kickapoo Changes to collection and caption
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Anatomy Of A Disaster - Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg ---- Black Sunday - Michael Hill ---- Together We Served.com ---- Into The Fire - Duane Schultz

Date Contributor Update
28 August 2019 10:33:10 Emily Changes to aircraft associations
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Associated aircraft

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:06 AAM AAM ingest
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IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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