Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-23936.
On 20 Jan 1944, B-24H 41-29182 (an aircraft of the 93rd Bomb Group) overshot the runway on landing at Metfield on return from local training flight from Hardwick.
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...
Destroyed in landing accident Metfield, England 20 Jan 1944
1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, successfully returned to Libya, pilot Robert E Flaherty.
Aircraft: B-24H (#42-7476).
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...