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Jack G Samson

Military

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 (KIA) MACR 225.

Awards: DFC, 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.

Events

Event Location Date
Born New Jersey 1917
Lived in Jersey City, NJ, USA 1942

Jersey City, New Jersey, USA.

Enlisted Newark, NJ 21 July 1942

Newark, New Jersey

Assigned Libya 1943 – 1 August 1943

345 BS, 98 BG, 9 AF.

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

Neuville-en-Condroz
Arrondissement de Liège
Liège, Belgium

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 July 2021 19:40:19 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards, events, unit associations and aircraft associations
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https://www.fold3.com/image/310759013
https://www.fold3.com/record/86281300/jack-g-samson-wwii-army-enlistment...
https://www.fold3.com/record/529855948/jack-g-samson-american-battle-mon...
https://www.fold3.com/record/702465192/samson-jack-g-us-wwii-hospital-ad...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56360714/jack-g.-samson

Date Contributor Update
30 July 2021 18:11:28 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 16:38:36 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography and events
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