Joined Sqd 3/20/42.
ETO/Flight Echelon 10/2/42.
Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-23813.
Promoted to C. O. 7/3/43.
Returned to base 8/26/43.
Completed tour 10/1/43.
Trans to Wing 11/4/43.
He went on Sub patrol in the months of April and May with Lt. Erwin and Capt O'Brien over the Gulf of Mexico. They flew a ship from the 66th squadron and used men from the 68th for the crew. On 10 July 1942 they destroyed a submarine at 2010 hours.
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...
The B-24D, named 'Victory Ship', SN # 41-23813, was assigned to the 8th Air force, the 44th Bomb Group, and the 68th Bomb Squadron in Britain. It took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943.
1 August 1943
Operation TIDAL WAVE. B24D 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 B...
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