Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator #41-23810.
March 8, 1943 'Thar She Blows' B24 #41-23658 crashlanded at Gibraltar Farms in Kent. The battle damaged plane was returning from operations. All crew members were injured.
Silver Star; Purple Heart; DFC; EAME Medal w/ 4 Bronze Battle Stars; American Theater Ribbon
Units served with
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...
Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, returned safely to Libya.
B-24D 42-23658 was assigned to the 93rd Bomb Group 329th Bomb Squadron ar Alconbury, UK. The aircraft, piloted by Maj William Cowert, sustained battle damage on a mission to Rouen, France on 8-Mar-43 and made a crash landing at Gibralter Farm,...
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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