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Laroy Frederick Schlenker

Military

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.

Awards: DFC, AM (2OLC), PH.

Service

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  • August Sulflow

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 98th Bomb Group
    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.

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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 Minneapolis, MN 25 November 1918

Son of Madeline Marie Schlenker.

Lived in Minneapolis, MN, USA 1941
Enlisted Minneapolis, MN 22 January 1942

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Based Benina 1943 – 1 August 1943

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

Died Ploiești, Romania 1 August 1943

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. Pilot Lt. August W Sulflow. 9 KIA 1 POW. MACR 225.

Buried Hillside Cemetery , Minneapolis Hennepin County, MN July 1950

Hillside Cemetery , Minneapolis
Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 July 2021 19:37:13 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
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Date Contributor Update
28 March 2015 16:01:54 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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