Joined Sqd 6/17/43.
Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 42-40731.
Returned to base 8/26/43.
Returned to base via ATC 10/8/43.
Caterpillar Club 10/6/43.
Trans/67 BS 7/15/44.
Completed tour 11/44.
Units served with
The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...
A/C flew on the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti mission, returned safely to Libya.
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...
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