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Lester J Eby

Military

Crew member of B-24 #41-23711 'Jerks Natural', flew on Ploesti raid on 1 Aug 43. 'Jerks Natural' was damaged over Austria on mission to Wiener Neustadt Bf 109 factory and crashed in Yugoslavia on October 1st, 1943. KIA. MACR 3301.

Service

People

  • William Stein

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 328BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. TDY 9AF. Pilot of B-24 41-23711 'Jerks Natural', flew on Ploesti raid on 1-Aug-43. ...

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

  • 41-23711 'Jerks Natural'

    B-24 Liberator
    Although the B-24D Liberator, SN #41-23771, named, 'Jerk's Natural', was part of the 8th Air Force based in Britain, the the 93rd Bomb Group, and the 328th Bomb Squadron, it spent time on detached service to the 9th Air Force in North Africa, hence the...

Missions

  • Operation Tidal Wave

    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...

Events

Event Location Date
Survived Ploesti Ploiești, Romania 1 August 1943

Flew on Ploesti raid on 1 Aug 43.

Died Yugoslavia 1 October 1943

'Jerks Natural' was damaged over Austria on mission to Wiener Neustadt Bf 109 factory and crashed in Yugoslavia on October 1st, 1943. KIA. MACR 3301.

Lived in San Gabriel, California
Assigned Benghazi, Libya

328th BS, 93rd BG, 8th AF, TDY 9th AF.

Buried St. Louis County, MO, USA

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 April 2015 18:16:17 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.findagrave.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:48 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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