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Henry Anthony Gallas

Military

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.

Awards: DFC, AM (4OLC), PH.

Service

People

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born New Jersey 14 January 1921

Son of Martin Gallas.

Lived in Perth Amboy, NJ, USA 1942

Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA.

Enlisted Newark, NJ 14 August 1942

Newark, New Jersey

Based Benina 1943 – 1 August 1943

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

Died Ploiești, Romania 1 August 1943

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. 9 KIA 1 POW. MACR 225.

Buried Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial 1946

Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial
Neuville-en-Condroz
Arrondissement de Liège
Liège, Belgium

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 April 2021 14:21:14 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, biography, events, person associations and unit associations
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Date Contributor Update
01 February 2021 15:40:58 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
28 March 2015 16:27:35 Al_Skiff Changes to role
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Date Contributor Update
28 March 2015 16:27:00 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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