Carpenter crew of the 67th Bomb Squadron, 44th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force.
Back row, left to right:
1/Lt. Selansky, Navigator
1st Lt. Reginald L Carpenter, pilot;
1st Lt. Edwin L Rumsey Jr., co-pilot;
2nd Lt. Berthel Swensson, bombardier;
S/Sgt. Frederick W Durand, gunner
Front row, left to right:
S/Sgt. Walter L Brown, gunner;
T/Sgt. Joseph F Manquen, radio operator;
S/Sgt. Glenn O Higley, asst. flight engineer;
T/Sgt. Vincent E Huenerberg, flight engineer;
S/Sgt. Rollin C Looker, asst. radio operator;
Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator 41-24024. The aircraft was damaged by anti-aircraft fire over the target, she was limping home when she was caught by fighters over the Ionian Sea and forced to ditch 127 km North of Benghazi,Libya. He was rescued after crash landing and returned to duty.
Severely damaged by flak after making two bomb runs over the target of Friedrichshafen, GR on 18 Mar 1944, B-24 42-100073 'Sack Artist' crashed near Dubendorf, Switzerland after the crew baled out. Interned.
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...
This aircraft was loaned to the 44th Bomb Group for the 1st Aug, 43 low-level mission to Ploesti, Romania. It was flown by 1st Lt Reginald L. Carpenters crew from the 67th Bomb Squadron. Badly damaged by anti-aircraft fire over the target, she was...
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...
Military site : airfield
Shipdham was built in 1941-1942, the first US heavy bomber airfield in the English county of Norfolk. It was a standard design, with T2-type hangars and a domestic site dispersed to the south east. Improvements were carried out to increase the number...
||Topeka, Kansas, USA
||18 March 1944