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John A Givens Jr

Military

Crew member B-24 #4111761 'Little Squaw' flew on the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid, diverted to Cypress. Returned to Fort Worth, Texas, USA for war bonds tour with A/C.

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 41-11761 - The Squaw - Sleepy

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D Liberator bomber, 41-11761, was first named, Sleepy, by the men in the 8th Air Force and the 93rd Bomb Group in the U.K. and, later, was renamed, The Squaw, by it's Command Pilot, Lt. Royden LeBrecht, after being transferred to the 9th Air...

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
Survived Ploesti Ploiești, Romania 1 August 1943

Crew member B-24 #4111761 'Little Squaw' flew on the 1st Aug 43 Ploesti raid, diverted to Cypress.

Lived in Louis, Redford Charter Township, MI 48239, USA

Louis, Michigan, USA.

War Bonds Tour Fort Worth, TX, USA

Returned to Fort Worth, Texas, USA for war bonds tour with A/C.

Assigned Benghazi, Libya

343 BS, 98 BG, 9 AF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 March 2015 20:15:14 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, suffix, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, aircraft associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

http://texashistory.unt.edu / USAAF Photo

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