Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator #41-23817.
While on TDY to 9thAF October 1, 1943, on a mission to Weiner Neustadt, A/C #42-41017 was attacked by fighters over the target. 2 engines were on fire when the B-24 exploded and crashed. 5 were Prisoner of War (POW)s as the other crew members were killed in action. Brady was a Prisoner of War (POW) at Stalag 17B. Lundy quotes Brady that his regular crew was 'Suzy Q' flown by 'Pappy' Moore.
Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
Shot down by fighters after losing an engine and falling behind and crashed NE of Stendal, GR on a mission to Berlin on 4 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-31785 'Slightly Dangerous'. Prisoner of War (POW).
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...
The B-24D, named, 'Suzy Q', flown by Pilot Lt. Robert I. Brown and commanded by Col. Leon Johnson, led the 44th Bomb Group on the Aug 1, 1943 Ploesti raid and was the most famous ship of the 67th Squadron. The plane was lost on Aug 16, 1943 on a...
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...
||Hammondsport, New York
|Prisoner of War
||1 October 1943