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John Peter Rudell

Military

Assigned to 328BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. 1-Aug-43 on TDY to 9th AF, was interned in Turkey on Ploesti raid in B24 42-40608 'The Urgin Virgin'

Awards: PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Claude Turner

    Military | First Lieutenant | B-24 Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Lt. Claude A. Turner was born in Travis Peak, Texas, on Oct 22, 1919. He trained as an aviation pilot at Kelly Field and other air bases in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. After receiving his pilot's wings, Turner was assigned to the 8th Air Force,...

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

  • 328th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-40608 The Vulgar Virgin

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, 42-40608, should not to be confused with Capt. Wallace C. Taylor's B-24D Liberator, 41-24298, also named, The Vulgar Virgin, in the 9th Air Force, the 98th Bomb Group, The Pyramiders, and the 344th Bomb Squadron, flown out of Lete Air Base...

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Wausau, Marathon, WI 28 December 1917

Son of Henry and Elizabeth [Horn] Rudell.

Enlisted Milwaukee, WI 6 June 1942

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Hospitalised Egypt August 1943

Left tibia fractured, shrapnel.

Interned 1 August 1943
Based 1944 – 1945

Assigned to 328BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF 26 August 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died Grass Valley, CA 19 May 1992
Buried Pine Grove Cemetery Wausau, Marathon County, WI 22 May 1992

Pine Grove Cemetery
Wausau, Marathon County, Wisconsin

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 December 2020 16:03:49 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, person associations and unit associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/686768041
https://www.fold3.com/record/48002114/social-security-death-index-john-r...
https://www.fold3.com/record/89580366/world-war-ii-army-enlistment-recor...
https://www.fold3.com/record/701779296/u-s-wwii-hospital-admission-card-...
https://www.fold3.com/record/621420711/u-s-department-of-veterans-affair...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/126371114/john-p-rudell

Date Contributor Update
25 September 2019 14:22:38 general ira snapsorter Changes to events and mission associations
Sources

Ploesti Sortie Reports, 93rd Bomb Group

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:02 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol I p. 221

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