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Julian Truehart Darlington

Military

Lt. Julian Darlington was assigned to the the 8th Air Force, and the 389th Bomb Group, TDY to the 9th Air Force, USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti mission in the B-24D, The Witch, 41-11840. - Shot down. Prisoner of War (POW). 1 Aug 43. MACR 173.

Awards: DFC, BS, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Lloyd Brisbi

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 389BG 8AF USAAF. TDY to 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti raid in B-24 'The Witch' 41-11840 1-Aug-43; Shot down. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 173 Awards: DFC, PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Daryl Epp

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 389BG, 8AF USAAF. TDY to 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti raid in B-24 'The Witch' 41-11840 1-Aug-43; Shot down. Evaded (EVD). MACR 173 Awards: DFC, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Major Gillett

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 389th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 389BG 8AF USAAF. TDY 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti raid in B-24 'The Witch' 41-11840 1-Aug-43; Shot down. Evaded (EVD). MACR 173 Awards: DFC, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Walter Hardiek

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 389BG 8AF USAAF. TDY to 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti raid in B-24 'The Witch' 41-11840 1-Aug-43; Shot down. Evaded (EVD). MACR 173 Awards: DFC, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Ned Howard

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    SSgt Ned Aubry Howard was assigned to the 389th Bomb Group, and the 8Air Force in the USAAF, TDY to the USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti bombing mission in the B-24D, The Witch, 41-11840. 1-Aug-43. Shot down. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 173 ...

  • Dale Hulsey

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator/Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 343BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti raid in B-24 'The Witch' 41-11840 1-Aug-43; Shot down. Evaded (EVD). MACR 173. ...

  • Joseph Quigley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 389th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 389BG, 8AF USAAF. TDY to 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti raid in B-24 'The Witch' 41-11840 1-Aug-43; Shot down. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 173 Awards: DFC, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Anthony Rauba

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 389BG 8AF USAAF. TDY to 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti raid in B-24 'The Witch' 41-11840 1-Aug-43; Shot down. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 173 Awards: DFC, PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Joseph Turley

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 389BG, 8AF USAAF. TDY to 9th AF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti raid in B-24 'The Witch' 41-11840 1-Aug-43; Shot down. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 173 Awards: DFC, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 98th Bomb Group

    98th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 98th trained for bombardment missions with B-24 Liberators during the first half of 1942. ...

  • 343rd Bomb Squadron

    343rd Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Established as a B-24 Liberator heavy bomb squadron and trained by Third Air Force. Deployed to Egypt in June 1942 over South Atlantic Transport Route transiting from Morrison Field, Florida though the Caribbean to Brazil; performed trans-Atlantic...

Aircraft

  • 41-11840 - The Witch

    B-24 Liberator
    The aircraft, 41-11840, named, The Witch, was in the 9th Air Force, the 98th Bomb Group, and the 343rd Bomb Squadron left. It deployed for duty in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations in July, 1942. It's pilot, Lt. Glade Jorgenson, played a...

Associated Place

  • Benina

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born Barboursville, WV 18 March 1918

Son of Urban Valentine and Virginia [Bourne] Darlington.

Enlisted Fort Hayes, Columbus, OH 14 January 1942

Fort Hayes, Columbus, Ohio

Based Benina 1943 – 1 August 1943

Assigned to 389BG 8AF USAAF.

Shot down POW Bulgaria border 1 August 1943

Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti raid in B-24 'The Witch' 41-11840 1-Aug-43; Shot down. POW MACR 173

Prisoner of War (POW) Sofia, Bulgaria 1 August 1943 – September 1944

Prisoner of War (POW). Bulgaria. 1 Aug 43.

Died Memphis, TN 10 September 2006
Buried Grace-Saint Lukes Episcopal Church Columbarium Memphis, Shelby County, TN 13 September 2006

Grace-Saint Lukes Episcopal Church Columbarium
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 August 2021 05:28:22 Kickapoo Changes to biography and events
Sources

Best Web - B-24 - The Witch

Date Contributor Update
17 August 2021 13:23:49 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
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https://www.fold3.com/image/608464095
https://www.fold3.com/record/84168894/julian-t-darlington-wwii-army-enli...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/17737739/julian-trueheart-darlington

Date Contributor Update
16 August 2021 19:56:49 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Added punctuation in the "Summary biography" to aid readability.

Date Contributor Update
07 April 2021 15:14:32 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, events and unit associations
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DB correction

Date Contributor Update
06 April 2021 20:31:07 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events and unit associations
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/17737739/julian-trueheart-darlington

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:39 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 173

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