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August William Sulflow

Military

Assigned to 345BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF. Pilot of B-24 41-24246 'Semper Felix' exploded having released its bombs over target as a result of ground fire on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 225

Awards: DFC, AM, PH.

Service

People

  • Henry Gallas

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 98th Bomb Group
    Crew member of B-24 Liberator 41-24246 'Semper Felix' exploded having released its bombs over target as a result of ground fire on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid. Pilot Lt. August W Sulflow. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 225. ...

  • Norman Meyer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner
    Crew member of B-24 Liberator #4124246 'Semper Felix' exploded having released its bombs over target as a result of ground fire on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid. Pilot Lt. August W Sulflow. 9 KIA 1 POW. MACR 225.

  • Philip Millar

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 98th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 345BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF. Navigator of B-24 41-24246 'Semper Felix' exploded having released its bombs over target as a result of ground fire on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 225. Awards: DFC, AM, PH.

  • Vincent Politte

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 98th Bomb Group
    20-Jul-18 - WASHINGTON — ...

  • Leonard Reger

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer | 98th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 345BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF. Crew member of B-24 41-24246 'Semper Felix' exploded having released its bombs over target as a result of ground fire on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 225. ...

  • Jack Samson

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 98th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 345BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF. Crew member of B-24 Liberator 41-24246 'Semper Felix' exploded having released its bombs over target as a result of ground fire on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid. Pilot Lt. August W Sulflow. Killed in Action ...

  • Laroy Schlenker

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 98th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 345BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF. Co-pilot of B-24 41-24246 'Semper Felix' exploded having released its bombs over target as a result of ground fire on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 225. ...

  • Anel Shay

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 98th Bomb Group
    ***** IDENTIFIED ***** ...

  • William Treichler

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 98th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 345BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF. 23 x combat missions. Sole survivor Radio Operator of B-24 41-24246 'Semper Felix' exploded having released its bombs over target as a result of ground fire on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid. Prisoner of War ...

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Units served with

  • 98th Bomb Group

    98th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 98th trained for bombardment missions with B-24 Liberators during the first half of 1942. ...

  • 345th Bomb Squadron

    345th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Established as a B-24 Liberator heavy bomb squadron and trained by Third Air Force. Deployed to Egypt in June 1942 over South Atlantic Transport Route transiting from Morrison Field, Florida though the Caribbean to Brazil; performed trans-Atlantic...

Aircraft

  • 41-24246 'Semper felix'

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 Liberator 41-24246 'Semper Felix' exploded having released its bombs over target as a result of ground fire on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid. Pilot Lt. August W. Sulflow. 9 KIA 1 POW. MACR 225.

Missions

  • Operation Tidal Wave

    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...

Associated Place

  • Benina

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born Amboy, MN 23 November 1919

Son of Henry W and Clara Marie Sulflow.

Lived in Burbank, CA, USA 1941

Burbank, California, USA.

Enlisted March Field, Riverside, CA January 1941

March Field, Riverside, California

Commissioned 26 January 1942

Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant.

Based Benina 1943 – 1 August 1943

Assigned to 345BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF.

Died Ploiești, Romania 1 August 1943

Pilot of B-24 41-24246 'Semper Felix' exploded having released its bombs over target as a result of ground fire on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid. Pilot Lt. August W Sulflow. 9 KIA 1 POW. MACR 225.

Buried Glen Haven Memorial Park Sylmar, Los Angeles County, CA July 1950

Re-Interred
Glen Haven Memorial Park
Sylmar, Los Angeles County,
California, USA.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 July 2021 17:37:43 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, nickname, service number, biography, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
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28 March 2015 15:42:41 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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